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AWAM To Deliver Effective Waste Management Services

The Association of Waste Managers (AWAM) in Lagos has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring effective waste management services in the state.

Bode Coker, the Chairman of the association, spoke with newsmen in Lagos against the backdrop of complaints by residents on delay in refuse collection in some parts of the metropolis. He said that during the rainy season, waste managers were faced with some challenges which hindered the prompt collection of refuse in most areas in the state. Coker explained that delay might be due to the ‘slow down’ process at the dumpsite.

“One of our challenges during the rainy season is the slow down process we experience at the dumpsite caused by the rough driveway at the site, which prevents movement of trucks. But that does not mean there should be two weeks delay by any private sector operator in carrying out his duties at the various slots,” he said.

Coker explained that due to the rainy season, private sector operators were forced to reduce the usual two waste disposal schedules per day to one schedule. He gave assurance that such delays would be discussed during the weekly meeting of  all the association’s members, including the private operators.

Some residents of Itire/Ikate and Surulere local government areas had residents complained that their  waste management operators had not come to collect the refuse without any known reason.

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