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LAWMA Promotes Responsible Waste Management Ahead of Easter Celebrations

ByHybrid News

Mar 29, 2024

As the Easter season draws near, the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has intensified efforts to promote responsible waste management practices, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a clean and sustainable environment.

Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, reiterated this message in a statement released on Friday, urging residents to prioritize sustainable waste management practices throughout the festive period. He emphasized the need to avoid indiscriminate waste disposal and encouraged the adoption of recycling as a key aspect of Easter celebrations.

“Easter symbolizes joy and renewal, but it also serves as a reminder of our duty to preserve the environment for future generations,” stated Dr. Gbadegesin. “LAWMA implores all residents to prioritize sustainable waste management practices during this festive period. By minimizing waste generation and actively participating in recycling efforts, we can collectively contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment.”

Dr. Gbadegesin further stressed the importance of minimizing food wastage and using only materials that can be reused, recycled, or repurposed to reduce environmental impact. He urged residents to utilize designated waste collection points and recycling facilities across Lagos State, assuring continuous sensitization efforts by LAWMA on proper waste management practices during and after the celebration.

Highlighting LAWMA’s commitment to environmental sustainability, Dr. Gbadegesin mentioned several initiatives aimed at encouraging recycling and waste reduction, including community cleanup drives, awareness campaigns, and partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

In conclusion, Dr. Gbadegesin wished Lagos residents a happy Easter celebration and urged them to bag and containerize their waste for efficient evacuation by assigned Public Sector Participation (PSP) operators. He assured the provision of backup services by LAWMA to complement the efforts of PSPs and urged motorists to drive cautiously to protect the lives of sanitation workers.

For waste management inquiries, residents were encouraged to contact LAWMA through toll-free numbers: 080000LAWMA (08000052962), 07080601020, and 617, or via email at info@lawma.gov.ng.

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