Waste Management

The Waste Management Department of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is responsible for the hardware aspect of Environmental Sanitation. The services provided constitute an essential factor in contributing to good health, high productivity and the welfare of the people.

VISION

The vision of the Department is to aspire to make Kumasi the cleanest metropolis in Ghana and beyond by constantly improving strategies in the delivery of waste management services.

MISSION

The mission of the Department is to keep the city clean and healthy by the provision and delivery of effective and efficient waste collection services and programmes, and environmentally acceptable disposal thereby creating an enabling environment for healthy living.

The department is strongly committed to:

  • Providing customers with value-for-money services through public private partnership;
  • Providing quality public sanitation facilities that ensure effective human excreta management.
  • Using innovative strategies to continually provide effective and efficient services.

 

RANGE OF SERVICES OFFERED AND FUNCTIONS

The Department continuously and reliably offers the following key services either directly or through her agents:

  • Storage, collection and sanitary disposal of waste including solid waste, industrial
  • waste, health care and other hazardous waste
  • Cleanse and carry out routine maintenance of drains
  • Disinfection and disinfestations of premises including sanitary sites and public places
  • Identify needs for public toilets
  • Evacuate liquid waste from homes and public toilets
  • Manage sullage disposal
  • License and enforce standards on private liquid waste hauliers
  • Educate the public on how to keep the local environment clean
  • Handling of complaints/Feedback
  • Develop and continuously update environmental sanitation plan
  • Manage promotion and subsidy programmes for househould toilets

PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING TO PROVIDE SOME OF THESE SERVICES

Solid waste collection service

Procurement of solid waste collection service provider is undertaken through tendering in line with the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663).

Landfill management
Procurement of Landfill Management is undertaken through tendering in line with the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663).

Desludging service delivery (Cesspit emptier) and tipping at the Assembly�¢""s Feacal Sludge Treatment facility

Desludging services in the Metropolis is carried by the Department and a number of private service providers.

The following steps should be followed by private individuals and organizations seeking to engage in the delivery of desludging service.

  • Submit written application to or call personally at the Waste Management Department;
  • Present equipment for inspection by KMA Maintenance Engineer;
  • Subsequent to certification of equipment, effect payment of an annual registration fee in line with AssemblyÃ?¢""s Fee Fixing Resolution

 

NB: Tipping at the Assembly�¢""s Feacal Sludge Treatment Facility attracts a tipping fee as specified in Assembly�¢""s Fee Fixing Resolution.

HOW TO ACCESS WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Septic Tank Desludging Services

  • Call personally at Waste Management Department to book date for desludging service
  • Pay fee specified in AssemblyÃ?¢""s Fee Fixing Resolution to the DepartmentÃ?¢""s Accountant.
  • Service is provided within 48 hours.

 

OR

Call on any of the private Cesspit Emptier Operators for service by calling the appropriate telephone number as provided below:

 

Contact details of Septic Tank Desludging Service Providers

No.

Company Name

Location

Contact Number

Ofori Kronkron

 

024-408 5269

A. Afrane

Dichemso

027-78 80117

3

Europal

 

024-360 6176

Akadol

Dakodwom

024-458 0841

Anthoco

Abuakwa

027-510 6813

Royal Sanitation

Adum

024-489 6517

Threefold Sanitation

Bohyen

027-286 4680

8

K. A Sanitation

Tafo

024-454 7283

Freko

Kejetia

024-682 3323

10 

Cohana

 

024-464 1088

11

Achew Owusu

Fante New Town

024-595 5002
020-770 0777

12 

Babdaco

Atasomanso

024-437-9664

 

Kyekyeku Sanitation

Tafo New Road

024-672 1980

Solid Waste Collection Services
Solid waste collection services are delivered under 10 Contract Lots based on the ten Sub Metro Areas in the Kumasi Metropolis. Two systems of collection are employed (i.e. House-to-house and Communal) in each of Sub Metro Areas. The house-to-house collection system attracts a fee of GHÃ?â??Ã?¢5 per 1st Class, GHÃ?â??Ã?¢4 for 2nd Class and GHÃ?â??Ã?¢3 for 3rd Class residential areas respectively. The rates are charged per bin per month. The communal collection component on the other hand attracts 10Gp per head load of waste deposited at the communal storage facility.

Prospective beneficiaries may contact the designated contractor for one�¢""s Sub Metro Area.
Below is the list of the private service providers, assigned to the various Sub Metro Areas and their contact numbers.

No.

Sub Metro

Name of Contractor

Contact
Number

1

SUBIN

Zoomlion Gh. Ltd.

0244690732

2

ASAWASI

Zoomlion Gh. Ltd.

0244690732

3

TAFO

Zoomlion Gh. Ltd.

0244690732

4

BANTAMA

Meskworld Co. Ltd

0243324663

5

MANHYIA

Meskworld Co. Ltd

0243324663

6

ASOKWA

SAK-M Co. Ltd.

0243462132

7

KWADASO

Waste Group Co. Ltd.

0244607880

8

NHYIAESO

Kumasi Waste Management Limited (KWML)

0244603730

9

OFORIKROM

ABC Co. Ltd

0244279958

10

SUAME

Anthoco Co. Ltd.

0275106813

Collection Services


Information on Key Personnel

NAME

TITLE/POSITION

KEY QUALIFICATION

E-MAIL

Anthony
Mensah

Director

M.Sc. Sanitary Engineering

mensahanthony@hotmail.com

Prosper
Kotoka

Deputy Director

 

M.Sc. Water Resources and Sanitation

pkotoka@hotmail.com

J.Y. Donkor

Public Health Expert

 

M.Sc. Public Health

Jydonkor2002@yahoo.com

Charles
Mensah

Public Relations Officer

Diploma in Journalism

 

Augustina
Adjei-Boateng

Environmental Expert

M.Sc. Environmental Sanitation

afiasi@yahoo.co.uk

Ossei Assibey Bonsu

Civil Engineer

B.Sc. civil Engineering

bonsu2000@hotmail.com