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Waste Management Plan
The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority is responsible for the disposal of sold waste on the island. To this end, the Authority operates two solid waste disposal facilities, namely the Deglos Sanitary Landfill in the north and the Vieux-Fort Waste Management Facility in the south. Operating hours of these facilities are as follows:
Mondays to Saturdays - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays and Public Holidays - 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
Christmas Day and New Years Day - CLOSED
The facilities accept the following waste streams:
RESIDENTIAL - Waste generated from residential properties such as private dwelling houses,apartments, guest houses,etc.
COMMERCIAL - Waste generated as a result of commercial activities and includes waste from stores, shops, offices, etc.
INSTITUTIONAL - Waste generated from institutions such as hospitals, prisons, schools, etc.
INDUSTRIAL - Waste generated as a result of a manufacturing activity and includes waste from factories and processing plants.
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION - Waste generated as a result of building construction, renovation, repairs, etc.
GREEN WASTE - Waste that is organic in nature and includes trees, leaves, grass, branches, etc.
ASBESTOS WASTE - A friable waste material containing asbestos fibre or asbestos dust in a concentration greater than 1% by weight.
SHIP WASTE - Waste generated from vessels
OTHER WASTE - Pharmaceuticals, fibreglass, biomedical waste.
The Deglos Sanitary Landfill located in the north of the island, south-east of the capital Castries is the island’s only sanitary landfill and occupies approximately 9 hectares (22 acres). The landfill which was constructed with a clay liner and a leachate collection and treatment system serves the north of the island. Prior to the operation of the landfill, waste in the north of the island was deposited at an open dump site in Ciceron. This dump site was transformed by the SLSWMA to manage solid waste with due regards for the environment. This transformation resulted in the SLSWMA gaining recognition by UNEP as a model Low-Tech Disposal Site. the Ciceron Solid Waste Disposal Site ceased operation in March 2003 when the Deglos Landfill became operational.
The Vieux-Fort Solid Waste Management Facility is located at St. Urban in the quarter of Vieux-Fort, adjacent to the National Sporting Stadium along the Vieux-Fort Highway. The site covers some 7.4 hectares (18.97 acres) and is located in a former sand gravel pit.