THE BAGUIO City government will be allocating P18 million to convert a portion of the former Irisan dumpsite into an eco-park by late 2020 or early 2021. Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong, in a statement last week, said the eco-park project would start after the ongoing processing of over 40,000 cubic meters of raw compost into fertilizer. Two Environmental Recycling System (ERS) machines are at the site for the compost production. City General Services officer Eugene Buyucan said the budget proposal for the eco-park will soon be submitted to the city council for review and approval. Mr. Magalong, earlier this month, also Mayor Benjamin Magalong called on residents and business owners to adopt their own backyard composting methods to lessen the city’s biodegradable waste production. “Every business especially restaurants should have their own composting facility,” the mayor said as he directed the General Services Office to disseminate information on simple composting methods that can be used by establishments.