Better waste management in the pipeline with launch of solid waste management project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Government of Sint Maarten wants to transform the country’s existing methods of waste disposal at the two landfills on Pond Island into an integrated system of solid waste management that prioritizes waste prevention, reduction, reuse, recycling, and controlled, sanitized disposal. The first steps in this process are being taken with the launch of the project “Moving to Integrated Solid Waste Management on Sint Maarten” (ISWM-SXM).

In Sint Maarten’s current situation, most of the solid waste collected in neighborhoods goes to the Pond Island landfills. The country has had challenges managing the types and volume of …

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