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RIWAMA Warns Against Illegal Dumping of Refuse

…Cautions Builders and households Against Dumping of Construction (Building) Waste and Vegetation and tree Stumps at Receptacles

The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah has warned that the Agency would no longer condone the dumping of refuse at places other than the RIWAMA-approved receptacles.

…Cautions Builders and households Against Dumping of Construction (Building) Waste and Vegetation and tree Stumps at Receptacles

The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah has warned that the Agency would no longer condone the dumping of refuse at places other than the RIWAMA-approved receptacles.

Bro. Obuah in a statement noted that residents and those doing business in Port Harcourt, the State capital and its environs have no excuse to dump Construction (Building) Waste and Vegetation and tree Stumps at Receptacles which have been strategically positioned close to business and residential places but meant for domestic solid wastes.

The Sole Administrator regretted that these unwholesome acts of indiscriminate dumping are usually carried out after the approved dumping hours when wastes have been cleared by Service Providers.

Warning that the Agency would not hesitate to arrest and prosecute those who continue to dump unauthorized waste at the approved receptacles and those who dispose of waste at unauthorized hours at the receptacles. Bro. Obuah however urged residents and those doing business in Port Harcourt and its environs to turn a new leaf and not allow themselves to be the scapegoat.

The RIWAMA Sole Administrator cautioned Builders/construction companies and residents in Port Harcourt, the State capital and its environs against dumping of Construction (Building) Waste and Vegetation and tree Stumps at Receptacles but rather make arrangements for special removal of such wastes directly to any of the RIWAMA dumpsites

Stressing that Refuse Compactors are damaged by the nature of these materials, as they are designed to evacuate only “Compactable” waste materials.

Aside cautioning the Builders and other business operators who generate solid waste materials not to dump them at receptacles, Bro. Obuah also warned Event Managers and all those doing business in the State particularly evening market traders and roadside bar operators to stop dumping wastes at unauthorized places and to adhere strictly to the officially RIWAMA approved hours of 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.