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LAWMA increases waste disposal charges by 100% across Lagos

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says waste disposal charges would be increased by 100 per cent starting November 1.

• September 22, 2022
Waste trucks in Lagos

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says waste disposal charges would be increased by 100 per cent starting November 1.

In a memo issued by TUNAP WASTE COMPANY LIMITED, an affiliate of LAWMA to its customers on Monday, the company said the price increment was “Due to the rise in the price of Diesel which recently has risen from N255.00 per litre to over N800 per litre as of today, and the high Exchange Rate which has affected the prices of various Spare Parts of our trucks gone up.” 

The company listed the new rate as follows: A room-N900 monthly; a self-contained room- N1,750 monthly; a domestic shop- N1,000 monthly; a flat- N2,000 monthly; a duplex- N3,500 monthly.

“The new rate shall take effect from 1st of NOVEMBER 2022,” the memo stated 

Another LAWMA affiliate,EXCELLENS LINKS INT’L CO, has similarly issued notice of price increment to subscribers in its coverage area.

High cost of operation was also adduced as the reason for the hike.

“Consequently, starting from November 1 2022, our service charges shall be: A room N900.00 Monthly. A self-contain; N1,750.00 Monthly; From N1,000,00 Monthly (Depending on the A Domestic Shop volume of Waste Generated & Location)

“A Block of Flat. N2,000,00 Monthly; A Duplex N3,500.00 Monthly; A Shop Attachment N1,500.00 Monthly; A Warehouse N3,000,00 (Minimum) Monthly; We are sorry for inconvenience,” the company stated in its release.

“We hope for the recovery of our economy for the betterment of all. Thank you for your usual cooperation,” it added.

A LAWMA official in Oshodi, Abiodun Wasiu, confirmed to Peoples Gazette “the fee has been increased,” adding that “customers will be aware next month.”

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