Household Waste includes waste generated by households. This is as a result of consumption and use of everyday consumables. These include food, paper, plastics, bottles, clothing, etc. and is collected during the regualr collection service.
Bulky waste includes all waste that is too large in size and volume to be accepted during the regular waste collection service. It is picked up once monthly and should be placed by 7:00 am in the same area where you put out your regular waste for collection. Bulky waste items include discarded furniture (couches, recliners, tables), large appliances (refrigerators, ovens, tv’s), and white goods (bathtubs, toilets, sinks).
Branches, brush, logs and other green waste are also categorized as bulky waste, however they should be securely bagged or tied as a package not exceeding 1 metre (3 feet) in length and 15 kg in weight. This service is provided free of charge.
Persons generating larger volumes of bulky waste should secure the service of a private waste hauler or transport the waste to a landfill themselves.
Commercial and Industrial waste
Commercial and Industrial waste consist of waste from premises used wholly or mainly for the purposes of a trade, manufacturing or business or for the purpose of sport, recreation, education or entertainment but not including institution owned by the government..
The waste may consist of anything from paper and packaging to obsolete equipment. It can be generated from any part of the business including offices, company cars, vans etc. It may come from:
- offices and factories
- doctors offices
- public houses
- private schools
- self-employed people working from home
- people working for companies from home
Businesses run from domestic premises must arrange for a business waste collection. This is consistent with Section 33 (1) of the Waste Management Act of 2004 which states that any person who conducts, industrial commercial and institutional operations in the course of which waste is generated shall make his or her own arrangement for waste management and shall ensure that any waste generated does not present a risk to human health safety or the environment.
It is an offence to dispose of any business waste in a domestic collection bin. (see section 33(2) of the waste management Act of 2004.)
We do not provide a commercial waste collection service. A list of private waste haulers can be obtained by calling the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority or this website.
Please note that persons who are hired to haul waste for commerical entities are required to possess a waste haulers license from the SLSWMA. (Please see application forms below. All forms must be filled and submitted for approval)
Institutional waste consists of waste from premises operated by the state. These include hospital, health centres, correctional facilities, educational institutions etc but does not include statutory institutions. The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority provides a free regular waste collection service for these organizations. However these institutions are responsible for the management of large volumes of waste generated as a result of special programs and income generating activities. To manage this waste they can secure the service of a private waste hauler and or transport the waste to a designated disposal facility. It is the responsibility of the head of these institutions to ensure that the waste is managed in a manner which is consistent with the Waste Management Act No. 8 of 2004. One such responsibility of all government institutions is the proper containment of their waste. This may include the provision of a waste receptacle. The institution should also ensure that waste placed out on only the designated collection day for their area and is not accessible to vagrants, dogs and pests.