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SWMCOL is dedicated to doing its part in helping the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to implement modern waste management practices.

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SWMCOL offers a variety of services and technologies that meet the needs of customers in the areas of waste management and environmental protection.

Successes

Over the last 30 years SWMCOL has enjoyed numerous successes in improving waste management practices in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.

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Successes
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  • Hosted the First Annual eWaste Symposium.
  • Administered a component of the National Social Development Programme (NSDP) on behalf of the Government.
  • Development of a faecal waste treatment/disposal plant for the Regional Corporation of Nariva /Mayaro
  • Developed and executed a national Clean-Up programme
  • Administered the Community Environmental Improvement initiative (CEII) on behalf of Government.
  • Development of an integrated waste disposal system at Studley park, Tobago
  • Developed and executed a Pilot Dry Cell Battery Collection Project in partnership with the National Petroleum Marketing Company of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Successfully implemented the Community-based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) on behalf of the Government.
  • Development of a faecal waste system for the San Fernando City Corporation.
  • Developed and executed a Pilot Waste Separation for Collection Projects.
  • Administered Government's E2K Waste Collection Project for the recovery and disposal of "white" waste.
  • Conversion of open-burning dumpsites at Beetham, Guanapo, Siparia and Tobago into well-managed landfill operations.
  • Launched the Disaster Emergency Response Team (DERT) following Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
  • Development and implementation of the Downtown Port of Spain Waste Collection Programme on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government.
  • Site selection design, development and management of a landfill at Forres Park, Claxton Bay.
  • Successfully and managed CEPEP’s voluntary assistance to Grenada’s Post-Hurricane Ivan Environmental Restoration Project on behalf of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Implementation of Waste Paper Recovery for Recycling Programmes.
  • Development of a feasibility study for a World Bank project to set up solid Waste Management Systems in the OECS countries.
  • Launched country’s first Philatelic and Numismatic Collection featuring environmental conversation in Trinidad and Tobago since gaining Independence in 1962.
  • Development of Bottle Recovery Facility at the Beetham Landfill.
  • Execution of the Waste Management component of a Caribbean Regional Environmental Programme for the CARIFORUM countries.
  • Launched the Dead Animal Removal Team (DART)
  • Implementation of Public Environmental Education Programmes for schools, community groups, industries and the general public.
  • Provision of advice to public and private industries and agencies on the environmentally acceptable management of hazardous wastes.