The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) will begin the placement of abatement notices on houses without waste bins from April 1, 2023.
Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, who made the disclosure in a statement on Friday, March 31 in Lagos, said the move was aimed at ensuring proper waste management and environmental hygiene in the state.
He said that waste bins play major role in homes for promoting a clean and healthy environment.
Odumboni said that 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 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 June 1, 2023.
Odumboni said that 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 in a responsible manner.
He also called on landlords and property owners to provide waste bins for their property 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 conducts while engaging tenements on the issue of procurement of smart waste bins for their homes.
By Fabian Ekeruche