National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA)

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    The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) was established in April 2002 to effectively manage and regulate the collection and disposal of solid waste in Jamaica. The Authority aims to safeguard public health and the environment by ensuring that domestic waste is collected, stored, transported, recycled, reused or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner through public education and by the necessary enforcement steps to guarantee compliance with the National Solid Waste Management Act, 2001.Charged with the mandate to effectively manage solid waste in all ways and forms throughout the entire island on an everyday basis, the Authority also acts in times of national disasters or emergencies