The Lagos State waste Management Authority has issued a cautionary statement against the engagement of unauthorised rubbish collectors inside the jurisdiction.
According to The PUNCH, the agency’s Director of Public Affairs, Folashade Kadiri, warned against cart pushers, stating that they are not authorised waste collectors in Lagos State.
Kadiri’s response was prompted by a report highlighting the concerns raised by inhabitants of the Mushin region in regards to the turning of the Idi Araba canal into an unauthorised dumping ground.
The LAWMA spokesperson said, “We always advocate that residents do not patronise cart pushers. They are outlawed in Lagos and do not have access to our dumpsites. They pick from house A and dump in house C.
“Residents who patronise them pay their money to bring nuisances to the environment which affects all and not only them.
“The LAWMA enforcement team has however abated this nuisance of cart pushers and would monitor this spot to prevent a recurrence. But do not forget, residents have a role to play in all of this. We appeal that they patronise only assigned Private Sector Partnership operators, pay waste bills and call LAWMA toll-free line for any service gap.”