This article is a compilation of the top 10 best recycling companies in Nigeria 2023. In the country today, because of the increase in population and the demand for consumer goods, it is not uncommon to see wastes littered all over the place especially, but not limited to many urban centres featuring large gatherings either at market places, places of worship, event centres, to mention but a few.
The menace of non-biodegradable wastes and litters have become a major cause for concern as it negatively impacts the environment which in turn poses some serious health hazards for the Nigerian populace. This is where waste management and recycling comes in but unfortunately, not much has been done in that regard by the Nigerian government as this problem is very much an expensive venture.
It is not to totally blame the government for the poor waste disposal attitudes of many of its citizens but to point out the fact that even though there have been efforts put in place to curb the menace of non-biodegradable wastes being littered all over the place, that effort needs to be improved upon and taken even more seriously than it currently is so as to protect the environment from harm. If the environment is not seriously taken care of, this will impact lives and living conditions of many Nigerians negatively.
Indiscriminate dumping of wastes is one of the chief contributing factors to the environmental hazards in Nigeria, especially in urban centres where many people dispose their waste just about anywhere. These wastes, chief of them being plastics are illegally dumped even in drainage channels which blocks the free flow of water whenever it rains and ultimately results in flooding. Many Nigerians, in an attempt to reduce the undesirable effects of non-biodegradable wastes resort to burning their plastics, which triggers many health and environmental risks via air pollution.
To help solve the issue of waste disposal and recycling and further consolidate on the efforts of the Nigerian government in that regard, there are a number of private waste recycling companies in the country that are specialized in turning non-biodegradable wastes into new, useful products. This helps in keeping the environment clean by removing trash from the streets, and converting them into better and much more valuable products.
These leading recycling companies in the country are engaged in the business of recycling wastes such as plastics, nylons, metals, and so on and we shall be discussing about 10 of them shortly, kindly continue reading to find out who they are.
TOP 10 BEST RECYCLING COMPANIES IN NIGERIA 2023
The following are the 10 best waste recycling companies in Nigeria this 2023:
SHONGAI PACKAGING INDUSTRY LTD
Shongai Packaging Industries Ltd is a subsidiary of SONA Group Nigeria, a large conglomerate of companies involved in manufacturing, agro allied business and recycling.
Shongai is the company within the SONA conglomerate that majors in the recycling of plastic products in the country as well as the production of several domestic and industrial products such as injection moulded plastic furniture, storage crates, basins and buckets, rugged crates for beer and beverage, cosmetic jars, plastic pallets, etc.
Because of the company’s extensive range of plastic products and their desire to facilitate a healthy Nigerian environment, Shongai engages in plastics recycling. The plastic wastes are processed into raw materials, which are then used to manufacture various new plastic products. The company was incorporated in 1977, and it is located in Ogun State.
METAL RECYCLING INDUSTRIES LTD (M.R.I)
Metal Recycling Industries was incorporated in Nigeria on April 21, 2010, offering competitive creative ideas and strategically implementing and providing long lasting solutions to preservation of the environment and the organizations’ day to day operational challenges. The company has a state-of-the-art, metal recycling and smelting Plant located in Ogun State with a capacity of handling over 200 Metric Tons of Metals per day.
CHANJA DATTI CO. LTD
Chanja Datti is a social enterprise that currently collects waste plastic (PET bottles, pure water sachet etc.) and other recyclables like aluminium cans, papers (old newspapers, old textbooks, cardboard, cartons etc.), tyres, and glass bottles, and transforms them into flakes or bales, which are then supplied to off-takers/recyclers for use in the manufacture of various other products.
This is done in collaboration with environmental sustainability and relevant SDGs enlightenment campaigns across communities, educational and religious institutions with focus on the 3Rs: Reuse, Recycle and Reduce.
This waste recycling company’s name Chanja Datti is derived from the Hausa language and it means “to change or transform dirt”. The name reflects the fact that the company was birthed and is located in the northern part of the Nigeria (starting from Abuja). However, their goal is to impact the essence of the company across all regions in Nigeria, and carve a global niche for excellence in product and service delivery.
The company intends to serve the manufacturing and packaging subsector of the country as a major raw material hub with the capacity to meet demand, manage cost and run sustainably and efficiently. In essence, Chanja Datti seamlessly integrates itself into the manufacturing and packaging industry by recycling waste and creating opportunities.
RecyclePoints is a waste recycling and social benefit venture that operates an incentive-based scheme which collects recyclable materials from post consumers and in turn rewards them with “Points” which they can accumulate and use to redeem/shop for household items offered through the company’s iRecycle store.
The company’s model is an incentive “Point-Based” collection programme that allocates “Points” to the quantity of recyclable items neatly collected at the point of disposal by post-consumers who in turn use the earned “Points” to redeem numerous identified household items and services.
Subscribers to the scheme are given Green Cards, where items collected and counted are recorded against each week of the month. Recyclers get an SMS notification at the end of the week on the number of “Points” gained. Thereafter, the “Points” gained could be traded in exchange for equivalent tagged items available at the RecyclePoints “iRecycle Store”.
Redeemed items are collected from their office or delivered to the Recycler directly on request. The company also award bonus points for any environmentally friendly activity that they promote or encourage. Potential Recyclers register to join the iRecycle Network and earn points from various identified recycling activities. RecyclePoints is located in Ebute Metta, Lagos.
Verde Impacto is a recycling and recovery company located in Ota, Ogun State that deals mainly on post-consumer recycling. The company collects different wastes such as plastics, metals, cartons, etc for recycling by first collecting the waste from consumers, then storing them in a warehouse, and, finally, transporting them to the recycling factory.
Wecyclers is a for-profit social enterprise that is located in Lagos Island. The company promotes environmental sustainability, socioeconomic development, and community health by providing convenient recycling services in densely populated urban neighbourhoods. They give households a chance to generate value from their waste and provide a reliable supply of raw material to the local recycling industry.
Wecyclers addresses the challenge of urban waste. When they began in 2012, only 40% of the city’s waste was collected and only a mere 13% was recycled. Today, more of the waste is collected but a large portion consists of recyclable materials that they can recover to produce new goods more sustainably and reduce the flow of materials into landfills and into the natural environment.
The company’s solution is their rewards-for-recycling platform that incentivizes people in low-income communities to capture value from recyclable waste. Wecyclers built this platform on a fleet of relatively cheap, and locally assembled, cargo bikes called “wecycles” that their collectors use to pick up recyclable waste from households and deliver the materials to their collection, sorting, and packaging hubs located around Lagos State.
As the collectors give these waste materials to the company, the company in turn, rewards their service subscribers with points per kilogram of recycled waste, which they can exchange for essential goods such as food and household items.
Having grown since their founding, Wecyclers have incorporated motorized tricycles, vans, and trucks to expand their reach across the Lagos metropolis to enable them provide materials to manufacturers who turn convert the recyclable material into new items including tissue paper, stuffing for bedding materials, sturdy plastic furniture, aluminum sheets, and nylon bags.
In essence, they are building a low-cost waste management infrastructure using mobile tech and cargo bikes, and providing incentives for people to embrace the environmentally friendly habit of recycling their waste.
Envirocycles Ltd is located in Apapa, Lagos State. The company provides the Nigerian government at all levels with innovative waste management services. Discussions and approvals are being processed with Environmental Agencies for Municipal waste handling services.
The main markets of their recycled products are outside Nigeria. However, Briquette which is the major raw material for gasification to generate energy is expected to be supplied locally to independent power plants. The company intends to partner with waste-to-energy project providers to develop power plants in Nigeria.
JULIUS RECYCLING COMPANY
Julius Recycling promotes a clean and healthy environment for people to live in and achieve sustainable development by recycling scrap metal, aluminum cans, soda cans, beverages cans and cartons, tyres, etc. The company is located in Oyo State.
TAKMAN RECYCLING SERVICES
Takman Recycling Services is an innovative metal recycling and scrapping company using recycling and upcycling activities to improve socio-economic development thereby reducing the rate of inadequate exploration of solid minerals in Nigeria. The company is located in Apapa, Lagos.
MAINTENANCE SYSTEM CONSULTANTS
Maintenance System Consultants is located at Ilupeju, Lagos State. The company specializes in recycling electronic and electrical waste in order to reduce environmental unfriendly methods of disposal thereby saving lots of energy and conserving natural resources.
Other worthy mentions include the following waste recycling companies:
- Ecofuture Nigeria
- Qlx Waste Management and Recycling Services Limited
- Babs Removals, Waste Disposals and Cleaning Services
- Potterhouse Cleaning Services
- Mottainai Recycling
- Greenhill Recycling
- De Star Metal Industries
- E-Terra Technologies Limited, etc.