LAWMA declares April 1, 2023, as the commencement date for placement
notices on homes without waste bins in Lagos.
Enforcement of the use of waste bins by tenements across the state is to
commence on June 1, 2023.
LAWMA has set up a task force responsible for ensuring compliance in all
The Lagos State Governor through the Lagos Waste Management Authority
(LAWMA) has declared April 1, 2023, as the commencement date for the
placement of abatement notices on homes without waste bins across the state.
The state government says that the move is part of the measures aimed at
ensuring proper waste management and environmental hygiene in Lagos.
Commenting on the development, Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Ibrahim
Odumboni, pointed out the importance of waste bins in homes for promoting a
clean and healthy environment, adding that bins provided a designated space for
domestic waste disposal, helping to prevent littering and indiscriminate dumping of
refuse on streets.
Enforcement to commence June 1, 2023
Odumboni stated, “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.’’
He also warned that the enforcement of the use of waste bins by tenements
across the state would begin on June 1, 2023, stressing that the agency has set
up a task force responsible for ensuring compliance in all homes.
He said, “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 urged residents to embrace the use of waste bins and make it a habit to
dispose of their waste in a responsible manner, calling on landlords and property
owners to provide waste bins for their properties and ensure they are regularly
emptied and maintained.
LAWMA organises orientation programme for enforcement
In a related development, LAWMA has 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
The Executive Director of Finance, Kunle Adebiyi, who represented the MD/CEO
of LAWMA, at the event, emphasised the importance of the authority’s AdoptaBin
project, meant to curb waste migration, indiscriminate dumping, and enhance
waste recycling while helping to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.
On his own part, LAWMA’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Olorunwa Tijani, who spoke
on the topic, “Bin Placement and Evacuation”, advised tenements to place their
waste bins at strategic places to make them accessible for seamless evacuation
by assigned PSP operators.