Thursday, August 19, 2021

It is time to turn that TRASH TO CASH at SM City Mindpro

With the threat of COVID-19, most of our time now is spent doing our daily routines and activities within the corners of our homes resulting to trashes which accumulate easily. Here's more reason to declutter your home: You can earn from the SM’s Trash-To-Cash recycling market! This is the perfect time to turn the trash lying around your home into cash!


Trash-to-Cash is SM’s long-running environmental initiative aimed at educating the community to recycle, dispose of their trash properly, and earn in the process. Launched in 2007, the program is part of the company’s efforts in compliance with Republic Act No. 9003, also known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Program.


SM City Mindpro’s recycling market successfully launched its first run of the program and will continue every first Friday and Saturday of the month. The next schedule of this activity will be on September 3-4, 2021 at 10:00AM to 02:00 PM located in the tricycle bay area at the ground level carpark building. The accepted wastes include plastic and PET bottles, newspapers, cardboards, metal, tin and aluminum, as well as cookware and kitchen items.


Under the program, SM also involves its partner affiliates and tenants. Part of this is the buyout of their used cooking oil, which also complies with government policies on the responsible disposal of hazardous waste, as well as encouraging them to dispose of their unusable or broken light bulbs through the program, to name a few.


“This is the perfect time to remember our collective responsibility to the environment. Being eco-responsible is the best gift that we can ever give to Mother Nature, which is why we urge everyone to look at sustainable ways to get rid of their solid waste, such as our Trash-to-Cash market,” said Engr. Liza B. Silerio, SM’s Vice President on Corporate Compliance and Head of SM Sustainability and Environment Program.


SM Cares is the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, which spearheads programs focusing on social inclusion and care for the environment. In addition to its eco-centric programs, SM Cares’ advocacies include programs on women and breastfeeding mothers, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, children and youth, and the creation of bike-friendly SM Malls across the country.


For more information on guidelines and other activities, visit and follow @smcitymindpro on Facebook. (SM PR)