– Begins Enforcement Of Waste Bins Across State On 1st June 2023
The Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, will begin the placement of abatement (subsiding or lessening) notices on houses without waste bins from 1st April.
LAWMA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, announced this in a statement on Friday in Lagos.
Odumboni said the move was aimed at ensuring proper waste management and environmental hygiene in Lagos State.
He said waste bins play a major role in homes for promoting a clean and healthy environment.
Odumboni said it provides designated space for domestic waste disposal, helping to prevent littering and indiscriminate dumping of refuse on streets.
“Proper waste management is a key component of maintaining a clean and healthy environment.
“Waste bins provide a designated location for waste disposal, and this helps to prevent the spread of diseases and maintain a hygienic environment,” Odumboni said.
He also warned that the enforcement of the use of waste bins by tenements across the state would begin on 1st June 2023.
Odumboni noted that the agency has set up a task force responsible for ensuring compliance in all homes.
“We have set up a task force that will be responsible for enforcing the use of waste bins across the state.
“The task force will be working closely with community leaders, stakeholders and other relevant agencies to ensure compliance with the policy,” Odumboni said.
He urged residents to embrace the use of waste bins and make it a habit to dispose their waste responsibly.
He also called on landlords and property owners to provide waste bins for their properties and ensure they are regularly emptied and maintained.
Meanwhile, LAWMA said it had organised an orientation programme for its enforcement and abatement notice teams, on standard rules and proper conduct while engaging tenements on the issue of procurement of smart waste bins for their homes.