Visionscape Sanitation Solutions (VSS) says it has closed two of its Transfer Loading Stations (TLS) in Lagos for upgrade to accelerate waste management in the state.
The Chief Executive Officer of VSS, Mr John Irvine, said on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Lagos that the closed stations were located around Murtala Muhammed Airport and Agege areas of the state.
A TLS is a building or processing site for the temporary storage of waste before taken to an engineered permanent site. It is an integral part of the waste management treatment infrastructure chain.
Irvine said that the company was aware of the recent complaints about the resurgence of waste across the state, especially in the Lagos West axis.
According to him, the acceleration of waste infrastructure has made it necessary to temporarily close two transfer loading stations in Lagos West axis for upgrade and refurbishment of the facilities.
“As a result, there is a backlog of waste, as Waste Collection Operators experience a high turn-around time.
“This underscores the importance of infrastructure to the waste management system and our role remains the provision of efficient facilities,” Irvine said in a statement.
He said that the company remained committed to working with all stakeholders in carrying out its respective roles and responsibilities.
The CEO said that Visionscape would continue to support the waste collection efforts through its monitoring and intervention team.
By Florence Onuegbu