Waste Collection

Waste Collection Service

In Belize there are no standard waste collection vehicles.  Across the country, waste is collected in various types of vehicles ranging from dump trucks, pickups, tractor trailer and compactor trucks.

The BSWaMA is not directly involved in the waste collection aspect of solid waste management.  The SWMP beneficiary municipalities or the Contractors to the municipalities are responsible for the collection of solid waste and subsequent haulage to the Transfer Stations.

Residents are encouraged to bag their garbage and place it in a covered garbage container.    Yard clippings/green waste should be bagged or bundled for ease of collection. Tree limbs should be no longer than 4 ft in length.

Waste Collection Services offered by the various municipalities in the Country of Belize.

Belize City Council Waste Collection Services

Done in two (2) shifts

Day Shift – [6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.]

  • Collection of orange bags (from litter picking and street cleaning) pick up.
  • Cleaning of hotspots (small)
  • Collection of carcasses (dead animals)

Night Shift [ 5:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.]

Collection of waste from:

  • Michael Finnegan Market
  • Cleaning of hotspots (large)
  • White goods (fridges freezers, stoves, washing machines etc. (Large quantity from lots that  are bushed by Belize City Council)

Community Service (special)

  • Spoils from the cleaning of drains

Sat- Sunday White garbage removal is based on targeted areas to launch Clean-up Campaign on requested weekends.

 

Residential Waste Collection Services – provided by Belize Waste Control Limited (BWC)

Monday to Thursday: [5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.] – North side Belize City

Pick-up days

Tuesday – Friday: Southside Belize City.

Wednesday: l White goods (refrigerators freezers, stoves, washing machines etc.) (Call telephone number 222-4091 to set appointment)

 

Note: Items such as tree limbs, refrigerators, furnitiure (sofa), old boards. Tree cuttings must be 4 ft in length and tied together. Its’ weight should not exceed 50 pounds.

*B.W.C is the only waste collection contractor authorized  by the Belize City Council to collect garbage in Belize City.

National Sanitation Service

NSS SCHEDULE
DAYS AREA COVERED COST
MONDAY COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS-LADYVILLE AREA  $ 35.00  AND UP ( DEPENDING ON AMOUNT OF DISPOSAL)
TUESDAY HATTIEVILLE  $ 15.00
WEDNESDAY MAXBORO  $ 17.00
SANDHILL  $ 17.00
BOOM  $ 15.00
LOS LAGOS  $ 15.00
LORDS BANK  $ 15.00
THURSDAY LADYVILLE  $ 15.00
VISTA DEL MAR  $ 15.00
SPANISH TOWN  $ 15.00
JAPAN AREA  $ 15.00
LAKE GARDEN  $ 15.00
FRIDAY COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS-LADYVILLE AREA  $ 35.00  AND UP ( DEPENDING ON AMOUNT OF DISPOSAL)
NOTE: NATIONAL SANITATION SERVICE PROVIDES:
** GARBAGE BINS FOR $1.00 EXTRA PER MONTH
** CUBIC YARD CONTAINERS FOR BUSINESS


Dangriga Town Council Waste Collection Services

NORTH-SIDE ZONE:  Mondays and Thursdays, 4:00 a.m. to 6 p.m

North of the North Stann Creek River – including Wagierale, Benguche , and Sacred Heart areas

Commencing at Sacred Heart to Benguche  then  Wagierale.

SOUTH-SIDE ZONE: Tuesdays and Fridays, 4:00 a.m. to 6 p.m

(South of the North Stann Creek River – including Cooperative Area, Lakeland, the three New Sites, Rivas Estate and Monument Site

Commencing at the Cooperative Area, on to Lakeland, Rivas Estate; 1st, 2nd and 3rd New Sites; and Monument Site.

COMMERCIAL GARBAGE COLLECTION (NORTH AND SOUTH ZONES) Sundays,

5 a.m. to 5 p.m., commencing from North-Side Zone.

YARD DEBRIS and WHITE GOODS (green waste, construction waste, discarded household appliances, etc.) Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Collected by tractor and trailer; property-owners are required to notify the Council of the need for collection for this service prior to placement of the waste at roadside; a minimal fee is charged for large quantities exceeding a quarter of a trailer.