Solving West Africa's Waste Management Challenges

We help clients in the public and private sectors create cost-effective, scalable, decentralized solutions that tackle the
most critical, immediate, and long-term waste management, conversion of waste to electricity and related landuse planning needs.

Our Core Team

Atlantic Waste Management Group Team

Get to know our staff of passionate, dedicated, and experienced industry experts. Atlantic Waste Management Group, LLC (AWMG) was founded in 2020 as a Partnership between Vikek Environmental Engineers LLC (a solid waste management company) and Amkona Group, LLC (a land use and development company). We are focused on Environmental , Waste Management and Landuse Planning consultancy.

AWG Value Proposition

Enable Public and Private to:

AWG Creates Solutions
We enable clients develop and implement comprehensive solutions to West Africa’s waste management and landuse planning problems

Selected Project Examples

Go East Landfill Redevelopment Project

Go East Landfill Redevelopment Project

Landfill closure, site redevelopment design and construction of residential buildings, and permits sought from the City of Everett, and Department of Ecology by the Owner, completed landfill gas and risk assessment, and design and oversight of the construction of the landfill gas collection and control system. The team also provided testimony at the Pollution Controls Hearings Board. Specific tasks completed included Assessment of geologic, hydrologic, engineering design, environmental monitoring information, landfill gas modeling, risk and mitigation analysis, alternatives site redevelopment assessment for this 26- acre former wood waste and construction debris landfill, and construction management.

Bow Lake Recycling and Transfer Station, Tukwila, WA, USA

Our key personnel directed this project consisting of sustainability master facility planning, design, and delivery of the $84 million 24-hour recycling /transfer station development while saving over $4 million in planned costs. This is the largest Recycling /Transfer facility owned by King County constructed using alternative (Washington State RCW 36.58.090 competitive negotiation) contracting methods and won the Platinum LEED Award for excellence in Sustainable construction.​​

Roseburg Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

Roseburg Landfill Gas to Energy Project

The Roseburg Landfill began receiving waste in 1932, and from 1932 until 1975 it was privately operated as a burning dump. In the late 1960s, burning operations ceased. Douglas County (“County”) has operated the site since 1975, and currently receives an annual average of 80,000 and 20,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste (MSW) and construction/demolishment waste (CDW) respectively. AWG under a prime contract is completing assessment of the landfill gas collection and control system and providing implementation support for improvements necessary to achieve operational performance targets pursuant to Oregon State and ownership requirements.

Cedar Hills Regional Landfill Area 5 Development and Operations, Maple Valley, WA USA

Our key personnel planned and managed the procurement, permit acquisition, design, construction, and commissioning of the over $ 85 million 30 – acre Area 5 landfill cell expansion. Led the construction management team that oversaw the development of this first subtitle D landfill cell in Washington State. Received recognition from the Washington State Department of Ecology for Excellence in Construction Management. Planned and managed new LFG extraction wells, groundwater monitoring wells, landfill fill plans, and related operations and maintenance manuals. Developed equivalency analysis, permitted application, and acquired permits that enabled the first use of alternative daily cover at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Washington State, which enabled the extension of landfill life. Other tasks included; waste mining, wetlands considerations, airspace calculations, alternate liner configuration and stability, leachate management systems.

*50% of waste generated annually
from sub-Saharan Africa is from Nigeria

60% of waste is collected and
taken to unmanaged waste dumps

40% of the population have access to sustainability electricity | 55 years is the life expectancy at birth [2013]

Key Partners

SCS Engineers

SCS Engineers (SCS) - is a USA – based solid waste consulting firm founded in 1970 with global experience. SCS is a fully integrated solid waste firm providing engineering, consulting, operations and maintenance, construction, and waste-to-energy (WTE) services with experience at hundreds of landfill facilities across the USA and in Nigeria, including over 100 landfills and 30 Transfer Stations and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) projects across the United States. SCS has partnered with Vikek Environmental Engineers on several projects over the past three years and will provide additional capacity and specialty in landfill design, operations, maintenance, Energy conversion and material projects.

Sanbath (NIG.) Limited

Messrs. SANBATH NIGERIA LTD (SNL) is an indigenous Civil Engineering and Construction Company established in 1989 under the Business Registration Act. Subsequently, the firm was also incorporated in 1989 under the Company and Allied Matter Decree as a Limited Liability Company. SNL is a full-fledged civil and mechanical engineering and construction company and has all the requisite plant, equipment and personnel required for carrying out construction services with speed, efficiency, and excellent quality. SNL has successfully completed over 50 civil construction projects of all types across Nigeria, from Abia to Kano State over the past 15 years.

Sylvan Haulage, LTD

SHL – a Nigerian Waste Evacuation Company established in 2017. SHL handles mixed MSW and hazardous waste and ensures safe and environmentally friendly disposal. The Company's Solid Waste business is operated and managed locally by its subsidiaries in each state to provide dedicated collection and disposal services. Since its formation, SHL has completed several waste hauling projects for clients in the public sector (e.g., Immigration, Nigerian Prisons) to private clients (e.g., Unity, Zenith, and First Banks, and Ebeano shopping malls).

Abia State University

A state-owned public higher-education institution located in Uturu, Abia. Founded in 1981, the university is officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria and is a large co-educational Nigerian higher education institution with significant research portfolio in solid waste management including feasibility assessments.