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Lagos urges residents to recycle waste for money

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has commenced an intensive clearing to unclog the Adeniji Adele Road canal, while it is urging residents to think of making money from recyclable items, instead of dumping them in canals.

The agency’s authorities in a statement by the assistant Director, Public Affairs, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, said the exercise was in furtherance of the executive order on zero tolerance for reckless waste disposal, recently signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The agency stated further that the clearing would be extended to other clogged drainage channels in the state, to ensure that no part of the metropolis was left behind in LAWMA’s quest to ensure a clean environment in the state.

“The exercise will allow free flow of water and help mitigate the problem of flooding. We, therefore, appeal to residents to shun the habit of throwing their waste into canals and drains as this causes huge problems for the environment and people.”

The authority observed that most of the waste cleared are recyclable materials and seized the opportunity to urge residents to think to recycle, stressing that the act of sorting from source would encourage the reduction of waste at the landfill sites, improve the economy while serving as a tool for youth empowerment by engaging them in meaningful ventures.

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