Waste ManagementWaste Management
Waste Management Department
The Waste Management Department is responsible for keeping the Metropolis environmentally healthy and sound. At Head Office level, the department has established the following branches/units for the achievement of its desired objectives. Administration Branch, Operations and Services Branch, Engineering Service Branch, Workshop Branch, Accounts Branch, Stores Unit, Monitoring Unit, Public Relations Unit
The department has been decentralised to the eleven (11) Sub-Metropolitan District Councils. These offices are headed by a District Cleansing Officer (DCO) and supported by Cleansing Guards. Efforts are being made to beef up these slim structures which are serving as the nuclei for the future.
Functions of the Department
Liquid and solid waste disposal, Cleansing of streets and drains, public open places, and weeding of grass on road sides and open public places, The Department supervises and monitors the activities of private contractors engaged by the Assembly in solid and liquid waste management and engaged in the education of the public on waste management and the provision of sanitation facilities in homes.