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The Role of Informal Private Sector in Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM)

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Courtesy of Richbol Environmental Services Ltd.

This is just to share with the entire world the role of the informal private sector in integrated solid waste managment (ISWM) in Lagos, Nigeria - a developing country.

Lagos the commercial nerve center of Nigeria is the smallest in size with a land area of 3,600 square km, with an approximated population of about 15 million people. The state presently has a very high population density of over 4,000 persons per square kilometer. According to U.N estimation by year 2015, going by 6% growth rate, Lagos will be the 3rd largest mega city in the whole world.

As expected the above statistical data and realities of population explosion, serious urbanization and rapid industrial growth will have direct effect on general waste management systems in the state. The volume of waste being generated by this large population and the industrial sector (it was postulated that over 70% of total industries in Nigeria are based in Lagos State alone) was so enormous and overwhelming to all government agencies involved in the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste in the state.

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