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Welcome to Chanja Datti, Abuja’s home of waste recycling and leader-in Nigeria’s green revolution. At Chanja Datti we are committed to transforming waste to value! With an increasing demand to rid our environment of non-biodegradable waste materials, we have made a commitment to making Abuja safer and cleaner, most especially from PET plastic waste, one-recyclable-at-a-time. Our name ‘Chanja Datti’ is derived from the Hausa language, meaning ‘to change or transform dirt’. The name reflects the fact that our company was birthed and is located in the northern part of Nigeria and signifies our dedication to incorporating the local essence of Northern Nigeria into our company.

We are passionate about providing high quality purified recycled products at very competitive prices to meet our customers’ needs and expectations, giving us that competitive edge in the market. We are strongly committed to demonstrating that recycling reduces hazards to nature and the environment, while lowering production costs and creating jobs at all levels.

We are not only passionate about transforming waste in our environment, but also transforming and empowering women and unemployed youths through our micro-entrepreneurship program and also conducting sensitization and awareness campaigns. We are proud pioneers in revolutionizing how we can make both our environment and communities safer and cleaner, while creating employment and empowerment.

We are focused on collecting PET plastic waste, and other recyclables like aluminium cans, papers etc. which we will then utilize in providing high quality purified recycled flakes and baled recyclables at very competitive prices to meet our customer’s needs and expectations, giving us a competitive edge in the market.

We therefore welcome you to do business or partner (corporate/individual/volunteer) with us as we hinge our success on your support to achieve our objectives.

Environmental pollution is estimated to be one of the biggest causes of death around the world, affecting more than 100million people per year, more than Malaria and HIV. Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, has an estimated population of 1.4 million people associated with its fast growing pace of urbanization. This has led to the city’s struggle to adequately manage its waste which is an estimated 378,040 tons yearly. Barely 40% of solid waste generated is formally collected to the few designated dumpsites, while the remaining 60% of uncollected waste find their way into waterways, gutters, streets. As an example, Nigeria’s plastic industry has grown from 50 companies with a production capacity of 100 tons in 1960, to over 3,000 companies with a production capacity of over 100,000 tons per year. Plastics and rubber products recorded a growth rate of 23.8% in 2013, attributed to polythene and plastic packaging, which constitutes the fastest growing segment of the industry, but also largest contributor of waste pollutants.

Aside the prevalence of plastic littering, other waste like paper, nylon, aluminium cans etc also constitute environmental nuisance and risk to public health. But recycling, reusing or repurposing have been proven to be the most effective ways to manage the rapid rise in the use of plastics/aluminium/paper/nylon/other packaging and their subsequent turn into environmental pollutants. Unfortunately, Nigeria has not fully and consciously tapped into the recycling sector despite its enormous advantages and opportunities in terms of sanitation, environmental protection, revenue generation, job creation and investment opportunity.

Chanja Datti is a social enterprise that currently collects waste plastic (PET bottles, pure water sachet, nylon bags etc.) and other recyclables like aluminium cans, papers (old newspapers, cardboard, cartons, old textbooks etc.), tires, and glass bottles, and transforms them into flakes or shreds, as raw materials in the manufacture of other products. . Chanja Datti is committed to environmental protection and is strategically poised to deploy indigenous technology including those produced by students from Nigeria’s tertiary institutions towards its recycling efforts.

The goal of the enterprise is to clean up the Abuja environment by transforming its waste to value. We plan to reduce the effects of combustion and landfill methods of waste management that lead to the release of greenhouse and other toxic gases into the atmosphere; eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by empowering youth and women micro-entrepreneurs; reduce flooding caused by clogging of waterways by plastic; sensitize and raise awareness about waste sorting and recycling and combat the breeding of disease causing microorganisms from stagnant water through our ‘live clean’ program.

Our immediate objective is therefore to establish an organized ‘one-bottle-at-a-time’ or ‘one-recyclable-at-a-time’ collection-and-incentives model across rural and urban communities to clear plastics and other wastes off the streets, corners and waterways. If interested, please contact us by clicking here or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At Chanja Datti we walk the talk…we get involved in our communities.

chanja datti corporate social responsibility - environmental sanitation
Durumi II Cleanup in collaboration with Transcorp Hilton and Stop
chanja datti corporate social responsibility - sensitization visit
Living Faith Church Kagini - Sensitization and promotion of recycredits and #bottlesforbooks
chanja datti corporate social responsibility - charity event
A Christmas visit to New Kuchingoro IDP Camp, Abuja

Green Events

  • Environmental Cleanups

Environmental Sustainability Advocacy and Campaigns

  • Awareness and Enlightenment Initiatives.

Educational Initiatives Partnership on our Schools and Religious centers

  • Research and Development/Entrepreneurship fairs
  • Essay and Research Competitions
  • Internships
  • Waste2Value Clubs.

Chanja Datti’s business will help to improve the health and living conditions of Abuja residents, create job and entrepreneurship opportunities, and contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

How Chanja Datti contributes to the achievement of SDGs

Chanja Datti is contributing assiduously towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) specifically geared at tackling climate change, ending extreme poverty, promoting clean water and sanitation, responsible consumption & production and fighting inequality with some of the associated goals and targets to:

  • Tackle poverty, Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and End hunger by empowering youth and women micro entrepreneurs.
  • Help the youth micro entrepreneurs and others in the environment to attain basic education
  • Promote gender equality by empowering women micro entrepreneurs and supporting girl-child education through self-funding initiatives.
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being by contributing to a clean environment and good living conditions through proper waste management
  • Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization by encouraging recycling
  • Make human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable through its ‘live clean’ and waste recycling programs
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns by encouraging waste reduction, reuse and recycling.
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts , and protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt or reverse land degradation and arrest biodiversity loss by promoting environmental sustainability, and focusing on environmentally friendly processes by using modern technology, equipment and techniques, with use of little or no fossil fuel power to transform waste for re-use or for complete recycling into other finished products, with respect to global best practices and consideration for environmental health and safety.
  • Partner with organizations across board to promote the environmental sustainability, live clean and empowerment programs


How they will be achieved

Improve the general living condition by reducing the quantity of waste lying around

Rid the environment of recyclable waste which is the major constituent of gutter/lagoon blockage, dumpsite filth, in addition to other recyclables

Provide opportunity for youth and women micro entrepreneurs

By tapping into the under-utilized potential in women unemployed youth, this project provides them with financial independence, hence empowering them to contribute to family and economy

Create value for investors and all stakeholders

Millions of dollars are lost in revenue through materials we consider as waste. Recycling realizes value from such waste and increases overall output for investors

Reduce capital flight by reducing the quantity of plastic raw material imports

The project will ultimately reduce import of virgin raw materials substantially by recycling the ones already in the system, thus keeping our financial resources within the country.

Help reduce unemployment rate by providing employment opportunities

Up to 45 people will be directly employed in the first year while hundreds of independent micro entrepreneurs will be empowered