Barbados Solid Waste Management Programme Brochures
For more than 15 years, the Barbados Integrated Solid Waste Management Programme (ISWMP) has completed quality research that contributed to improved understanding of solid waste management in Barbados. The ISWMP has produced educational materials to share the findings of their research with the general public.
A viable recycling programme for Barbados would significantly reduce the quantity of waste going to landfill thereby increasing its lifespan. By extension, recyclable items would be considered resources rather than wastes.
Composting is he aerobic biological decomposition of organic material under controlled circumstances to a condition sufficiently stable for nuisance free storage and for safe use of land application.
Currently only a small percentage of waste is removed from the waste stream for recycling. The majority of the remaining waste is disposed of at the landfill. Here are some Dos & Don’ts for managing waste disposal.
Recognizing the need for a comprehensive solid waste management programme in Barbados, the government of Barbados entered into an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank to undertake an Integrated Solid Waste Management Programme (ISWMP).