West Africa's Current Waste Management Challenge

Major West African cities are drowning in waste, and its ongoing adverse health, environmental and economic impact is an existential crisis for the people. State and local governments lack the resources to develop the necessary plans and infrastructure to address these problem

Key Waste Management Challenges in West Africa*

*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]

poor plastic disposal
Poor Plastics Disposal
unmanaged waste dumps
Unmanaged Waste Dumps
inadequate electric supply
Inadequate Electric Supply
street waste disposal and burning
Street Waste Disposal and Burning
poor electronic waste disposal
Poor Electronic Waste Disposal
negative impact on human health
Negative Impact on Human Health

Solving West Africa's Waste Problem

We create cost-effective, scalable, decentralized solutions that tackle the most critical, immediate, and long-term waste disposal needs. AWG’s approach creates effective and efficient solutions faster and more jobs than any current solutions on the market.

How We Do It

The partnership’s initial focus is on developing adequate best-fit disposal facilities and associated management planning. We combine education and community awareness programming for the wastes overflowing the streets of major urban West African cities. The disposal facility can either be a composting solution, anaerobic digestion, landfill gas-to-energy, or a thermal-based (incineration) waste-to-energy facility.

We Develop, Construct and Manage:

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Bow Lake Transfer and Recycling Station, Washington State
Cedar hills
Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, Washington State
King county power plant
Landfill Gas-to-Energy Conversion Facility, Maple Valley, Washington State