Waste Management

Nigeria Climate Innovation Center

Solid Waste Management

Solid waste management is the most pressing environmental challenge faced by urban and rural areas of Nigeria. Nigeria, with population exceeding 170 million, is one of the largest producers of solid waste in Africa. Despite a host of policies and regulations, solid waste management in the country is assuming alarming proportions with each passing day.

Nigeria generates more than 32 million tons of solid waste annually, out of which only 20-30% is collected. Reckless disposal of SWM has led to blockage of sewers and drainage networks, and pollution of Water bodies.

Nigeria CIC will focus on accelerating enterprises with innovative approaches to managing waste sustainably and support initiatives that can help the general public understand the importance of Solid Waste Management on an advocacy level. NCIC will also work with regulatory authorities to explore collaborative efforts at converting waste to energy.