Our Mission

Keep Jamaica Clean

Since its inception, the National Solid Waste Management Authority has been serving the entire island of Jamaica and its populace. The Authority provides solid waste management services in order to safeguard public health, while helping to create an environment that is healthy and aesthetically pleasing for both residents and visitors to enjoy.

Total NSWMA Trucks



Pickup Accuracy

Total Disposal Sites

Meet three proud workers who dispose of your trash

NSWMA staff say they would not trade jobs for anything https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/meet-three-proud-workers-who-dispose-of-your-trash/

‘It gives me peace of mind’


Brave street sweepers keep city clean – Work long hours and in dangerous areas for greater good


If we are to really keep Jamaica clean..


Thank God for the Freshness


Bag It.

Properly bag, tie and place household waste in a container (drum, mesh receptacle or skip) for collection. Keep meat frozen until your collection day to minimize odor and decomposition. Dead animals should not be placed in your waste container!

Bin It.

Waste must be stored in areas easily accessible to our sanitation workers. Your storage receptacle should be placed at the front of the lot where it can be accessed without hindrances 24 hours per day by collection crews. Ensure that the bottom of your waste container is pierced. Lids for the receptacles are highly recommended.

We’ll Collect it.

Your solid waste containers should be structurally sound so as not to cause injury or pose any threats to the physical safety of our sanitation workers. .

Click below to view the collection schedule for your region. 

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 List of Events 2024 



– Global Recycling  Day (March 18)

– Earth Hour (March 23)


International Compost Awareness Week (May 5- 11) 

–  Read Across Jamaica Day (May 9) 


Environmental Awareness Week (June 2-8) 

– World Environmental Day (June 5)

– National Solid Waste Management Day (June 6)

– World Ocean’s Day (June 8)


– International Plastic Free July (July 1-31)

-Plastic Free Day (July 3) 



-International Coastal Cleanup Day (September 21)



-National Tree Planting Day (October 4)

– International E-Waste Day (October 14) 



-Local Government Month (November 1-30)

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