The major functions of the SWMD are as follows:
(i) Formulation of policies and strategies and for the environmentally sound management waste streams including hazardous-wastes,
(ii) Implementation of projects and programmes for the environmentally sound management waste streams including hazardous-wastes;
(iiI) Operation and Management of transfer stations and sanitary landfill in Mauritius;
(iv) 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
(v) Regulate the operation of Contractors in the field of Waste management.
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