RIWAMA Warns Against Indiscriminate Dumping Of Refuse


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 refuse indiscriminately as receptacles have been strategically positioned close to business and residential places.
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 waste at unapproved receptacles and unauthorized hours, 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 also cautioned Builders and construction companies in Port Harcourt, the State capital and its environs against dumping of solid waste at receptacles.
Stressing that compactors do not carry solid wastes as they are designed to evacuate only non solid waste materials, Bro. Obuah noted that dumping solid waste end up defacing the receptacles.
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.