The Lagos State Government has announced plans to reform its waste management system by 2017, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The State’s Commissioner for Environment Babatunde Adejare made this known Tuesday.
Adejare stated that the reform will come with innovative packages including investment in use of tricycles for waste disposal.
“The Government is taking a holistic view of the way waste collection and disposal is run in the State.
“This is aimed at making waste management efficient and effective.
“The reform will accommodate all the relevant stakeholders in waste collection and disposal no matter how unrecognised their contributions had been over the years.
“Households will also be made to be responsive and responsible for efficient waste collection and disposal,” he said.
The commissioner also noted that the reform would focus on barrow and truck pushers, who collect refuse from houses and make them accountable for their actions.
He said the idea was to stop the situation where they would collect refuse from homes and dump them on road sides, isolated places or drainage channels.
He also restated the state government’s position on sustainable environment, as he said that Governor Akinwumi Ambode’s administration was also planning to invest in the use of tricycle for waste disposal.
According to him, the tricycles will assist in waste collection and disposal in the state because of their ability to navigate difficult terrain.