DELTA STATE SMART WASTE MANAGEMENT
Delta State Waste Management Board inaugurated a Task Force to put an end to indiscriminate dumping of refuse on public roads, ensure efficient and effective service delivery among approved Private Sector Participants (PSPs) and enforce compliance in the payment of services delivered by the PSPs to the members of the public. The task force is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring effective policing of environment in Asaba Capital Territory and environs in order to stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse and to arrest and prosecute offenders.
The task force, is also mandated to visit various zones assigned to the PSPs to ascertain work efficiency and to enforce sanitation laws compliance in the areas, and to ensure that the payment of services rendered are made to the designated banks and not through collection. For operational efficiency and effectiveness, Delta State Management Board has accomplished much for themselves and we are proposing to support the existing system of the Board harness more advanced and smarter ways of managing and getting the work done.
We will take this opportunity to address major challenges faced in proper waste Management and monitoring such as:
1. Indiscriminate Waste Dumps by citizens due to lack of proper dissemination of information and awareness programs practiced by the authorities in charge.
2. Lack of Trained/Professional Waste Managers. There are just a few sanitation and environment Engineers in Nigeria. In fact, most private sector operators in waste management are mainly party stalwarts; know little or nothing about waste management.
3. Lack of Effective Monitoring and Control: The Waste Management agency of Lagos provides a quintessence of a system that makes for effective monitoring of domestic waste prior to disposal and the steps to be taken on disposal. The Agency distinguishes between controlled and special waste. The waste agency in charge of waste administration have three basic functions: Regulation, Collection and Disposal. Waste disposal authorities are to award waste disposal contracts through competitive tendering and are to make contracts with waste disposal contractors who may be private sector companies or companies set up by the State government which must be at arm’s length from the waste authority. The Waste regulation authority is responsible for issuing a waste management license.
Solid waste management is fast becoming a growing challenge across urban Nigeria, requiring robust urgent solutions, especially in view of rapid urbanization and inability of local urban authorities to tackle every obvious case of environmental abuse in her cities. Delta State, a municipal city state in Southern part of Nigeria which embodies major towns and cities like Warri and Asaba in Nigeria, are also struggling with similar challenges. These cities are confronted with the task of managing rapid growth in solid waste. In order to come up with viable solutions to this problem, persistent focus on regulating and managing wastes, this initiative has been able to a certain degree of Waste Management by barely surpassing a benchmark of 58% waste recovery set by the Delta State government on a verge for a cleaner and more sanitation conscious state.
With the implementation of our smart Waste Management System we can assure your state of tackling issues related to:
✓ Proper Management and Regulation of Private Sector Participants.
✓ Setting up waste rebate programs in form of tickets that can be remitted for cash value by citizens that separate types of wastes, package it and remit to Disposal Trucks.in exchange for this rebate tickets.
✓ Maximizing sustainable commercial revenue from service beneficiaries via taxation and service charges.
1. BENEFITS OF A SMART WASTE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION.
Following are the benefits or advantages of Smart Waste Management:
1.1. It saves time and money by using smart waste collection bins and systems equipped with fill level sensors. As smart transport vehicles go only to the filled containers or bins. It reduces infrastructure, operating and maintenance costs by up to 30%.
1.2. It keeps our surroundings clean and green and free from bad odour of wastes, emphasizes on healthy environment and keep cities more beautiful.
1.3. It decreases traffic flow and consecutively noise due to less air pollution as result of less waste collection vehicles on the roads. This has become possible due to two-way communication between smart dustbins and service operators.
1.4. Applying smart waste management process to the city optimizes management, resources and costs which makes it a “smart city”.
1.5. It further reduces unnecessary manpower requirements to handle the garbage collection process. Rather it is driven by qualitative results rather than Quantitative deliveries.