Lagos State Waste Management Authority is an agency of Lagos State Govenment in charge of collection and disposal of Solid Waste in the State. The 1st agency to be so established in the country.

About Us

Who we are

Management of solid waste did not become a phenomenon in Nigeria until the early 1970's, when due to the oil boom , which compounded the emerging industrialization and urbanization, the resultant high volume of waste was becoming increasingly difficult for the Local Government Councils in Lagos State to manage. Such that, by 1977, when Nigeria hosted FESTAC '77, the world press classified Lagos as the 'dirtiest' city capital Consequently, in April 1977, the first waste management outfit in West Africa was instituted, as Lagos State Refuse Disposal Board (LSRDB) in Nigeria, under Edict 9 of 1977, with Powell Duffen Pollution Control Consultants of Canada as managers.

In 1981, its name was changed to Lagos State Waste Disposal Board (LSWDB) because of the added responsibilities for industrial-commercial waste collection and disposal, drain clearing and disposal of derelict / scrapped vehicles.

In December 1991, its current name, the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) was christened under Edict No. 55, which made the agency to be responsible for the collection and disposal of municipal and industrial waste.

Finally, in December 1991, its current name, the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) was christened under Edict No. 55, which made the agency to be responsible for the collection and disposal of municipal and industrial waste, as well as for the provision of commercial waste services to the State and Local Governments

FEATURED SERVICES

Corporate Service

The Corporate Services Department serves as the orb that coordinates the activities of the other Departments and Units in the Organization. It is an integral force for the execution of organizational goals and objectives

Highway Sanitation

Highway Sanitation was a unit under Waste Management Services Department before it became a department of its own last year. It commenced its operation in September 2006, with the appointment of “Litter Marshals” charged with the responsibility of cleaning the highways. The “Litter Marshals” programme was aimed to focus on where littering was problematic and challenging for LAWMA, and due to its success, a new private partnership ...

Company details

Business Type:
Professional Organization

Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling

Market Focus:
Locally (one state or province)

Year Founded:
1977

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