The Solid Waste Management Division
Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) operates under the aegis of the Ministry
of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable
Development (Environment & Sustainable Development Division). It is
responsible for the protection of the environment and public health through a
proper management of solid and hazardous waste.
functions of the SWMD are as follows:
- Devising policies and strategies and developing programmes for the environmentally
sound management waste streams including hazardous-wastes ;
- Management, control and supervision of
waste disposal sites (transfer stations and sanitary landfill )in Mauritius;
- Enforcement of the Local Government Dumping, Environment Protection
(Standards for Hazardous wastes) Regulations 2001, Environment Protection
(Collection, storage, treatment, use and disposal of waste oil) Regulations
2006 and Waste Carriers Regulations; and
- Registration of scavenging contractors and Recyclers
To be a “cleaner, greener, and
safer Mauritius in a sustainable manner.
ensure an efficient and sustainable management of solid waste for the present
and future generations.
Office Address: Level 10, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port-Louis