|MD of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin|
(LAWMA) has called on residents to properly dispose of their domestic wastes by
bagging them and patronizing assigned PSP operators.
Gbadegesin, in a statement, disclosed that measures had been put in place to
reposition the services of PSP operators in the state and ensure that household
waste evacuation was carried out at least once in a week.
operators, as partners in progress in achieving a sustainable environment in
Lagos, were being empowered by the state government to enable them perform
optimally, adding that residents should endeavour to pay for service rendered.
waste collection and disposal services were never free anywhere in the world,
adding that rates currently payable by residents for such services were
reasonable, suggesting that no one should indulge in illegal refuse disposal
just to avoid payment.
continued positioning containers at strategic locations and distributing waste
disposal bags across the state under its Blue Box initiative, urging residents
to properly sort their waste at source for recycling, and to patronize PSP
operators assigned to their areas and pay for waste collection.
resolve to stamp out all forms of improper waste disposal in the metropolis,
which has resulted in environmental degradation, urging residents to support
efforts of the Authority to establish a cleaner and livable environment.
desist from dumping waste indiscriminately on road medians, verges and gutters
which in recent times had worsened the problem of flooding in the metropolis
and exposed the populace to various degrees of health dangers.
general public of government’s zero tolerance for environmental abuse, as the
Authority commenced total enforcement against indiscriminate waste dumping,
insisting that ignorance of the law would not be taken as an excuse for anyone
caught violating it.
offences punishable under the law would also be published through various media
channels and urged residents to contact the agency via its toll-free line
07080601020, for swift response to complaints, as well as back-up operations in
areas witnessing service gaps.