Welcome To Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA)

The Lagos Waste Management Authority(LAWMA), formerly known as Lagos State Refuse Disposal Board (LSRDB) at inception was established in 1977 vide Edict No. 9 of 1977 when it was glaring during Nigeria’s preparation for Festival of Arts and Culture (Festac ’77) that the then two Local Government Councils, namely Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland, could not cope with the volume of waste resulting from the oil-boom stimulated economy and its attendant influence on migrants into the new capital city from the rural and less developed areas of Nigeria and neighboring West African countries.


LAWMA view to have a clean and serene Lagos

What We Do

Disposal Sites

Solid waste collected from all over the state are transported to and received at our disposal...

Resource Recovery and Recycling

Conserving the environment through resource re-use is one of the greatest challenges of social waste managment...


LAWMA is committed to developing a strong and cordial relationship with lagosians....


Operations has been decentralized into three (3) major Operational Districts namely:
I. Western District
II. Eastern...

Achievement & Awards

Most enterprising Governmental Agency Presented by Fed. Min. of Commerce & ...

LAWMA Academy

The depth and breadth of Lagos Waste Management Authourity (LAWMA) experience means that we clearly understand the complexities ...

News & Events

Read, Share and digest happenings within Lagos Waste Management Authority. There are lots of exciting news and events here

Board of Directors

Governor of Lagos State

Babajide Sanwo-olu

Governor of Lagos State

Deputy Governor, Lagos State

Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat

Deputy Governor of Lagos State

Mr. Olatunji Bello

Mr. Olatunji Bello

Honourable Commissioner of Environment, Lagos State

Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni

Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni

Managing Director, LAWMA

Cleaner Lagos

Cleaner Lagos is a concerted effort of all Lagosians for hygienic and serene environment

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Justifiably, solid waste management has, therefore, been recognized as decisive to the realization of the state government’s vision.

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The Cleaner Lagos Initiative has improved business for private waste management companies.

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Understandably, a major pre-occupation of the Lagos State Government is environmental regeneration.