Boracay trash to be transported out of the island daily - DENR exec

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Posted at Oct 03 2018 12:06 PM | Updated as of Oct 03 2018 12:22 PM

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MANILA - Trash collected inside Boracay will be transported out of the island every day to avoid "stockpiling" when it reopens later this month, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Wednesday.

From the time the holiday island reopens for a dry-run on October 15, all collected residual waste will be "taken out at the end of the day," said Usec. Sherwin Rigor.

These will be collected in a designated drop-off point and will be brought to Sambiray port, which is about 5 kilometers away from Caticlan port, Rigor told ANC's Headstart.

The holiday island was closed off from tourists since April 26 to give way to its rehabilitation after President Rodrigo Duterte branded it a "cesspool."

It is set for a full reopening on October 26 with a fresh set of guidelines, including the prohibition of alcohol and wild parties along its beach.