The Solid Waste Management Division​​

What is the composition of wastes?

Mauritius generates several types of waste sand each has their own requirements for handling.



How can I prevent and reduce waste at home?

        1.      Buy in bulk

        2.      Use re-usable bags instead of plastic bags

        3.      Backyard composting can be done

        4.      Avoid using over-packaged products

        5.      Choose products that are returnable, re-usable or refillable over single use items.

How do I compost?

        1.      Use of Compost bin.

        2.      Perform Backyard composting

What is a Transfer Station?

Waste transfer stations are facilities where municipal solid waste is unloaded from collection vehicles and briefly held while it is reloaded onto larger long-distance transport vehicles for shipment to landfills or other treatment or disposal facilities.


What is a Sanitary Landfill?

A sanitary landfill is a low-lying area that is filled with waste rejects. It has a liner at the bottom to prevent the groundwater from contaminating with the mix of the liquid that oozes from the waste that is buried called the leachate. Waste is buried in-between layers of soil and is compacted nicely to make it a hard surface. When the landfill is completed, it is capped with a layer of clay or a synthetic liner in order to prevent water from entering. A final topsoil cover is placed, compacted and graded, and various forms of vegetation may be planted in order to reclaim the otherwise useless land.