Use of Waste Bins Compulsory in Oyo State—Task Force

April 5, 2023
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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The Chairman of the Oyo State Waste Management Task Force, Mrs Aderonke Adedayo, has stressed that the use of waste bins in the state remains mandatory, warning that residential and commercial properties without one would be severely sanctioned according to the law.

Mrs Adedayo gave this warning while speaking ahead of the commencement of the placement of abatement notices on the premises of companies and homes without waste bins across the state.

In a statement on Monday, she emphasised the importance of waste bins in companies and homes for promoting a clean and healthy environment, adding that this is part of the state government’s measures aimed at ensuring proper waste management and environmental hygiene in the Pacesetter State.

According to her, waste bins help to prevent littering and indiscriminate dumping of refuse on streets, calling on landlords and property owners to provide waste bins for their properties and to ensure compliance with the waste management laws in the State.

“The task force will ensure proper waste management in the state because it is very crucial to the well-being of residents. The use of waste bins is a must in Oyo State, as this will help us prevent the spread of diseases. She disclosed, pointing out that the sanctions embedded in the waste management laws for not having waste bins will be rigorously applied.

On his part, the Managing Director of Mottainai Recycling Limited, Mr Ade Adewuyi, said the state government would commence placement of abatement notice on residential properties by April 17, 2023.

He warned that placement of the notices on business and residential properties was in lieu of the forthcoming enforcement of the use of waste bins by businesses and residents across the state.

Mr Adewuyi added that Mottainai would work with relevant agencies such as the Task Force, Environmental officers to ensure compliance, urging residents to embrace the use of waste bins and make it a habit to dispose of their waste in a responsible manner.

“We are working tirelessly to ensure a cleaner Oyo State. Mottainai is working with the Oyo State Environmental Task Force and other relevant agencies to ensure a cleaner Oyo State. They will also help in the enforcement of the use of waste bins across the state.

“Recall that we have sensitized community leaders, Market leaders and other relevant agencies in the state to ensure compliance with the policy,” he said.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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