The Solid Waste Management Division The Solid Waste Management Division

 ​​The Solid Waste Management Division​


Solid Waste Management In Mauritius

Mauritius, with total population of around 1.3 million, generates about 1,200 tonnes of waste daily.  For the year 2016, the total volume of wastes disposed at the

Mare Chicose Landfill was 450,000 tonnes. The Mare Chicose Landfill which is the sole landfill on the island, is expected to reach saturation in 2018/2019.

The Ministry, through the Solid Waste Management Division, is responsible for the protection of the environment and public health through a proper management

of solid and hazardous waste.


The current system of solid waste management comprises the Mare Chicose Sanitary Landfill and five transfer stations located across the island. Waste collection services are provided mainly by Local Authorities.  A compost plant with a capacity of 300 tonnes of waste daily, set up by a private promoter, is also operational at La Chaumiere.  Furthermore, an Interim Storage Facility for Hazardous Wastes has been constructed at La Chaumiere.


​Government spends around Rs1 billion annually on waste management, including waste collection (on some housing estates, coastal villages, traffic centres and public beaches), operation and maintenance of transfer stations and transportation of wastes to landfill, and, operation and maintenance of the landfill site.  The Local Authorities altogether spend around Rs500 million annually on waste collection services

The types of waste generated in Mauritius are shown in figure : 

​​​The Solid Waste Management Division​
Senior Staff
Solid Waste Management In Mauritius​
Legal Framework for Waste management in Mauritius​
Hazardous Waste Management
E-waste Management
Condemned Goods​
Wastes Disposal sites in Mauritius​​​ -​Transfer stations and landfill.​​
List of Registered Recyclers​
List of Scavenging Contractors
Award of contracts​
Procurement plan for 2018- 2019​
Events (coming Up)
FAQs​​​ ​​