ANGELES CITY — Some 250 residents and farmers here received free organic fertilizers from the city government under the leadership of Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. as part of the city’s “Wow Langaw” Project.
The local government is utilizing black soldier fly technology to produce organic fertilizer.
Black soldier flies decompose various types of organic waste and convert them into high-value biomasses such as oils and proteins.
One of the emerging technologies in bio-waste management, the black soldier flies convert organic waste into high-quality nutrients for pet foods, fish and poultry feeds, as well as residue fertilizer for soil amendment.
According to Mayor Lazatin, this is part of the city government’s plan to reduce organic waste.
He also added that local farmers and residents can continue to avail one kilo of organic fertilizer produced by these black soldier flies at the City Agriculture Office.
“Libre po na pinapamigay ang mga organic fertilizers na ito para sa ating mga magsasaka at kahit po sa mga residente na gagamitin po sa kanilang mga household gardens,” Lazatin said.
Mayor Lazatin pushed for this program to materialize as the city government continues to find ways to divert and lessen the waste that is being disposed of at the landfill.
To recall, Lazatin also launched “Walang Plastikan: Plastic Palit Bigas” project to encourage Angeleños to practice proper waste segregation and disposal.
“Kagaya po ng Walang Plastikan project po natin, itong black soldier fly technology po natin ay paraan po para mabawasan po ang mga basurang tinatapon po natin sa landfill,” Lazatin stated.