The new waste management depot built by Visionscape Sanitation Solutions in Ogudu, Lagos State was designed to maximize efficiency and meet the solid waste management needs of Lagos State.

The facility is the first of three 24-hour waste management depots that Visionscape plans for Lagos State. The other two depots will be located in Mushin and Lagos Island.

The Visionscape depots will oversee and provide maintenance services for the company’s multidimensional waste management fleet, ranging from walking-floor trailers, compactors, tippers, skips, tricycles and operational vehicles, which will all be embedded wi¬¬th innovative radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

The depots will also include on-demand maintenance and servicing bays, truck wash stations, fuelling stations, hostels, canteens, health centres, parking and more.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Visionscape West Africa, Mr. John Irvine, said, “ We welcome the opening of the new Ogudu depot which will be an enormous benefit to the people of Lagos. The depot is the result of extensive collaboration between our technical and planning teams and LAWMA. It fully incorporates key safety features including maintenance workshops that will offer 24-hour fleet maintenance service for the waste management vehicles which will serve all areas within the state. The depots will also be used for specialist training which each driver must undergo in order to drive any vehicles in the Visionscape fleet.”
The second phase of the plan by Visionscape to clean up Lagos State in conjunction with agencies of Lagos State Government is the door to door collection service which is expected to commence in the 4th quarter of 2017.

The Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) was established to address, enforce and regulate the challenges in the solid waste management systems within Lagos State. The initiative is focused on improving the environment to make it cleaner, safer and healthier for all Lagos State residents, while also improving operational efficiency.

Visionscape is currently in a public-private partnership with the Lagos State Government to provide waste management services for the CLI, under the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

Visionscape is a global environmental utility group providing turnkey solutions in areas of sanitation, energy and wastewater treatment. The company aims to reinvent waste management processes, specific to emerging markets, utilising a highly-experienced team, cutting-edge technology and tools to address the waste management needs of megacities. Visionscape also offers services for commercial, residential, industrial, and healthcare clients.

By Marc Philips