Address: 61 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 10
Telephone: (876) 960-4511; 926-3988; 926-8559; 926-5170
Fax: (876) 920-1415
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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

Establishing the standards and criteria that must be attained by operators in the solid waste sector as well as the general public.

Executive Director
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dennis Chung – Chairman
Linley Reynolds -  Deputy Chairman
Omar Sweeney
Camille Facey
Daphne Hurge, JP, OD
Norams Brown
Councillor Donovan Samuels, JP
Councillor Delroy Williams
Wilard Hylton
Permanent secretary Ministry of Local Government and Community Development –Ex-Officio

* Appointed by Cabinet in April 2016

Will be moving away from operational back to policy as their primary focus in the upcoming year. Starting a ticketing system of fines to reduce littering, using a more punitive style

National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA)
Government of Jamaica