Overview & Description:
The Government of Jamaica (GOJ), through the MLGCD, is seeking to develop a comprehensive solid waste management
(SWM) programme which would over time, allow the NSWMA, to focus on being a regulator rather than an operator. The SWM programme would provide opportunities for Private Sector investments, via PPPs, to enhance the overall SWM service quality. The reformed SWM programme will give consideration to maximizing municipal waste collection, waste sorting, recycling, waste to energy, recovery and reduction of waste going to landfills; moving gradually to minimum waste, while safeguarding the socio-economic needs of citizens in the surrounding communities and improving the quality of life and public health in general.
- Jamaica generates approximately 1,000,000 tons of residential waste annually of which as much as 60 percent is attributed to the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA).
- Approximately 70 percent of the total waste generated in the country is collected, while a remaining 30 percent is disposed of in an unsustainable manner.
- Generating energy (35-50 MV plant is possible) from the waste as well as the management of waste collection, treatment and disposal, thereby providing alternative (renewable) energy source and improving the state of the environment.
Business Case and Transaction Structuring underway.