Recycling companies help to collect, sort, and process recyclable materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash.
These materials are converted into new products for use in different sectors of the country.
Recycling benefits the entire community, the environment, and also provides you with a stream of income that you can use to get little rewards for yourself from time to time.
Recycling companies cannot be found everywhere in Lagos, due to the fact that Nigeria is a country that is terrible at conserving resources and converting waste into usable products. So having these companies around is a sure way to ensure that we are protecting the community, ecosystem, the atmosphere, and eventually, ourselves.
List of Recycling Companies in Lagos State
1. EJIRIBE HOLDINGS
It is a recycling company that takes your old laptops and its parts, hard disks, memory chips, used phones out of your hands with the sope aim of converting them into products that make heads turn.
The company is at 6, Obalanlege Street,Ikotun, Lagos.
2. GREVIU VENTURES NIG
They recycle metal & steel parts, and the company is at 202, B Close, 93 Lewis, Festac.
3. AFRICAN CIRCLE POLLUTION MANAGEMENT LIMITED
The company applies the Best Available Techniques (BAT), and Best Environmental Practice (BEP) to safely collect & convert all waste products.
They take the ugliness out of your waste, to create new and awesome products.
The company is at 149 Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island.
5. ENVIROCYCLES LIMITED
It is a wood & paper recycling company that utilizes paper-generated waste to create amazing products. From greeting cards, newspapers & magazines, paper mache, molding & paper sculpturing, to paper designs for homes and offices.
The company is at 4 Creek Road, Apapa.
6. TAKMAN RECYCLING SERVICES
They utilize a science-driven process to facilitate the conversion of recyclables into premium quality materials that can be used as standalone products, or as raw materials for other products. The company is at 32 Creek Road, Lagos, Apapa.
7. GREENHILL RECYCLING
It is one of the top recycling companies in Lagos that focuses on eradicating bio-degradable wastes, and converting the non-degradable waste materials into products that people can use, and cherish.
The company is at 18b, Okeho Street, Off Ire-Akari Estate Road, Isolo
8. MAINTENANCE SYSTEM CONSULTANTS
They collect car, & computer parts, electronic & electric wastes, and create new, and durable products with them. This way, the non-biodegradable materials are reconverted without causing any environmental harm, to new materials.
The company is at 1 Olusanya Street, Ilupeju.
9. YATAKU INTERNATIONAL (NIG) LTD
They are a scrap iron & steel recycling company in Lagos, that collects, sorts, and reuses recyclables to produce new products.
They buy used railings, iron parts, metal works, poles, and motor parts from individuals and businesses, to produce new, and quality iron & steel products that will serve various purposes, and withstand several degrees of stress and constant use.
Their company address is 35 Kudirat Abiola Estate, Old Akute Road Ifako Ijaiye.
It is a recycling company in Lagos, that deals with the recycling of non-ferrous metals, such as lead batteries, lead, copper, aluminum, computer parts, automobile parts, and scrap computers. They also sell all the new items that were produced from recyclable materials.
They accept recyclable objects and materials from people willing to sell them.
They have been in operations since 2011, and have converted quite a large number of materials since their inception.
Their company address is 446, New Garage Agege.
Other recycling companies in Lagos
- RecyclePoints: The company is at Plot 102 Lagos Street, Ebute Metta.
- Tongda Industries Limited: The company is at 2 Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja.
Benefits of Recycling
- Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
- Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals
- Increases economic security by providing a source of income to citizens, through the buying, collecting, sorting, and manufacturing of recyclable materials.
- Prevents environmental pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials, and the time spent trying to decompose waste products.
- It conserves energy and labour.
- Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the country.
- It reduces the dependency of the nation on non-degradable raw materials for manufacturing and production purposes.
- It helps to protect wildlife, and reduce their extinction.
What are the steps of the recycling process?
Did you know that the familiar recycling symbol represents the continuous looping process of recycling? Well, I didn’t.
The entire recycling process is carried out in the three steps explained below:
Step 1: Collection, sorting, and processing
The popular collection process for waste, and recyclables in Lagos includes roadside collection, wastebaskets at strategic locations, and drop-off centers.
After the collection process, the recyclables are sent to a recovery facility for sorting.
After sorting, they are cleaned and processed into reusable materials that can be used to manufacture other products. People turn in their recyclables for a fee, and it is a way to make passive income in Nigeria. There are some individuals and companies who are willing to buy off your used and recyclable goods.
Step 2: Manufacturing
Back in the days, the only recyclable option was utilizing glass bottles containing carbonated drinks to make new ones. These bottles were washed and melted to make new bottles for holding fresh drinks.
These days, there are more uses for recyclable goods.
Common household and general items that contain recycled materials include:
Newspapers, paper towels, aluminum, plastic, and glass soft drink containers, steel cans, plastic laundry detergent, and carbonated drink bottles.
Some countries also make use of recycled materials in making asphalt to pave roads, and plastic carpeting for curbs, swings, and park benches.
Step 3: Purchasing New Products Made from Recycled Materials
The recycling loop closes after people purchase the goods and products made with recycled materials.
Some of the products made with recycled materials and available for purchase include the following:
Aluminum cans, car bumpers, gums & glue, carpets and rugs, paper boxes, comic books & manga, egg cartons, cup holders, disposable coffee cups, glass containers & bottles, laundry detergent bottles, dream catchers, chair upholstery, motor oil, nails, polish removers, newspapers & magazines, steel products, and trash bags.