Saipan Lions Club gives MHS 12 garbage bins


The Saipan Fil-American Lions Club and the Saipan Mighty Dolphins Leo Club donate 12 trash bins to the Marianas High School last Monday, Sept. 23. (Contributed Photo)

The Saipan Fil-American Lions Club and the Saipan Mighty Dolphins Leo Club donated 12 trash bins last Monday, Sept. 23, to Marianas High School, in a bid to get the young started early when it comes to protecting the environment and keeping a clean and healthy surrounding.

The bins, made of refurbished and recycled empty oil drums, were received by MHS principal Eric Evangelista, with some students and Leo club members.

“As a Lions and Leos, we are trying to address the needs of our community,” club president Eden Mercado said. “It is easy to start in school knowing that children spend most of their time there and treat the school as their second home.”

The bins will be positioned in designated areas inside the school to help manage trash.

“This will not just help maintain the cleanliness of the campus but also mold young minds on the proper disposal of garbage on and off campus, which will eventually lead to a healthier environment,” Mercado said.

About 20 Lion and Leo members participated in the weekend turnover of the recycled bins. Without electric tools, the members had to open the drums manually using only a hammer and a chisel.

Club secretary Mario Mayuga also thanked their partners in the project. “We would like to thank Pacific Rainbow (CNMI), Inc. for the paint donation and USA Fanter Corp. Ltd, Star Water, and Auto Marine Inc. for the drums,” he said.

Iva Maurin | Author
Iva Maurin is a communications specialist with environment and community outreach experience in the Philippines and in California. She has a background in graphic arts and is the Saipan Tribune’s community and environment reporter. Contact her at

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