THE Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), has reopened the Olusosun Landfill after a 48-hour closure announced earlier.
Speaking on the reopening, LAWMA Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, said the temporary closure of the landfill became necessary to prepare the site for the anticipated increase in waste disposal activities during the forthcoming Yuletide festivities.
December will have more influx of trucks due to the volume of waste that would be generated during the period. 70% of waste generated in Lagos is deposited at Olusosun.
“Turnaround time is very crucial for waste management, the tipping platform has to be very stable so that waste disposal does not take more than 10 minutes. And the Authority is working at ensuring that 10 trucks can tip at once”.
The LAWMA boss further stated that the palliative measures would be extended to other dumpsites across the metropolis, starting from Solous dumpsite, Igando, which would also be shut down in a couple of days, for the same maintenance work.
He, therefore, appealed to Lagos residents to bear with the Authority, adding that any inconvenience occasioned by the ongoing maintenance of the landfills was geared towards enhanced service delivery.