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ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BELIZE

The facilities constructed under the Solid Waste Management Project namely the Transfer Stations and the Regional Sanitary Landfill are owned by the Government of Belize, managed by the Belize Solid Waste Management Authority.

The BSWaMA, in conjunction with Local Government bodies and other stakeholders, is responsible for the safe and environmentally sound management of solid waste in Belize. Through the application of the concept of Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management and working within the framework of the waste management hierarchy, the BSWaMA, will continuously strive to improve on and contribute to the protection of human health/safety and the environment, the conservation of natural resources, and the promotion of the occupational health/safety of workers in the waste sector, both formal and informal.

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Waste Collection and Transfer

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.

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Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste is any material that has been discarded and is no longer useful to its original “owner”.

Transfer Stations

The Authority currently manages two transfer stations, namely the Belize City Transfer Station, San Ignacio/Santa Elena.

Sanitary Landfill

The Authority currently manages the mile 24 regional sanitary landfill. Â It is located at mile 24 on the George Price Highway.

WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES IN BELIZE

BSWaMA is currently managing 7 waste management facilities within the Western Corridor. Click on a site below to view picture gallery.

Corozal (TS)
Corozal (TS)
Facility located in the northern district of Belize, Corozal
Regional Sanitary Landfill
Regional Sanitary Landfill
This facility is located on mile 24 George Price Highway
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Belize City (TS)
Belize City (TS)
This facility is located at mile 3 on the George Price Highway
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Burrell Boom (TS)
Burrell Boom (TS)
Facility is located on Boom Hattieville Road.
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San Pedro (TS)
San Pedro (TS)
San Pedro Ambergris Caye Transfer Station
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San Ignacio/Santa Elena (TS)
San Ignacio/Santa Elena (TS)
This facility is located at mile 70 George Price Highway
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Placencia (TS)
Placencia (TS)
Facility Located in Placencia Village in the Stann Creek District
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