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

Medical Waste Management

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Medical Waste Management Unit has been working jointly with the Lagos State Ministry of Health, the Hospital Facility Accreditation and Monitoring Agency (HEFEMA), Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Lagos State Environmental Pollution Agency (LASEPA) and John Snow Incorporated (NGO) in development of a consistent regulatory approach to ensure proper management of hazardous waste generated at all ...

Waste Management Services

Evacuation and prevention of refuse backlog, Clearance of Public and Markets Wastes, Sanitation of Major highways and street sweeping activities, Management of Transfer Loading Station, Management of Existing Landfill Sites, Development of policy initiative for future Waste Management activities, Provision of Counseling to Private Refuse Operators on Waste Management, Provide back–up services to Private Sectors Participants (PSP) on Waste ...

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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