A complaint sent through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON reported a dumpsite located at Tanza, Cavite that continues to burn styrofoam. The said burning produces unnecessary odor that disturbs the subdivision located next to said dumpsite.

It is under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to fight any fire that will generated in the area. The DENR through the EMB already took action by scheduling a technical conference with the Local Government Units (LGUs) and the industries, as well as the haulers, who were identified discarding their wastes in the dumpsite.

Burning of wastes is a violation of Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or RA 9003. Any violators of RA 9003 shall be subjected to criminal proceedings.

In case of fire, contact details for the BFP are the following (complete directory can be found here) :

BFP Regional Office


BFP Cavite


BFP Laguna


BFP Batangas


BFP Rizal

(02) 216-8248 / 0917-852-6809

BFP Quezon

0998-551-9872 / 0915-445-9930

The DENR is encouraging everyone to volunteer for the Zapote River Simultaneous Clean-Up on March 31, 2019 (Sunday) as part of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation. The clean up will cover the following barangays: Sineguelasan, Bamako, Alima, Tabing Dagat, Digman, Kaingen, Maliksi 1 and 3, Talaba 2, Zapote 5, Ligas 1, 2, and 3, and San Nicolas 1, 2 and 3. Interested volunteers may contact For. Judaline Fabro at 0945-764-0626 or For. Queenie Borero at 0917-417-3082. More details can be found via  https://www.facebook.com/DENR4AOfficial/ .

DENR still urging the public to report ENR related cases via hotline 8888 or social media. For citizens who would like to report illegal operations or share their concerns, you may send a message to +639456215007/ +639083340224, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send us photos, videos and other information via https://www.facebook.com/DENR4AOfficial/ #ZeroWaste #DENRCalabarzon #TayoAngKalikasan