Waste collection: Nasarawa ac­quires 2 new com­pactors

Daily Trust - - ENVIRONMENT - By Alex Abutu & Chidimma C. Okeke

The Nasarawa State Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Board (NUDB) has ac­quired two new com­pactors as part of its ef­fort to rid the state of refuse dumped in­dis­crim­i­nately.

The Spe­cial As­sis­tant to Gover­nor Umaru Al-makura on Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, Og­bole Has­san, told Daily Trust that the com­pactors were de­ployed to Karu LGA where the state records the high­est collection of waste daily.

He said that Karu was cho­sen as the first phase for the de­ploy­ment of the com­pactors due to the de­ter­mi­na­tion of the gover­nor to keep the area clean and ac­com­mo­dat­ing for the res­i­dents.

“The com­pactors will in­tro­duce the mod­ern and ef­fi­cient way of waste man­age­ment in the state, it will also dis­cour­age in­dis­crim­i­nate dump­ing which split to the streets, and also re­duce health haz­ard as­so­ci­ated with the refuse,” he said.

He said that the com­pactors will con­tain about 20 tonnes of refuse, adding that the govern­ment has started dis­cus­sion with the pri­vate sec­tor to com­mence ef­fec­tive waste man­age­ment in the state.

The com­pactor bought by the Nasarawa State govern­ment to man­age waste in Karu Lo­cal Govern­ment Area.

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