Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Department of Waste Management
Waste Management
Release Date:
Thursday, 3 August 2023 - 2:47pm

Director of Waste Management Mr. Marcus Solomon met with the team from Green VI in an effort to strengthen the partnership between both organisations and to promote recycling efforts within the Territory.

 Mr. Solomon stated that the department’s mission is to divert as much recyclable waste from the garbage stream, especially since the incinerator is down.  “Strengthening this relationship with Green VI is vital especially now because it will help us to expand our efforts of diverting waste from the landfill,” he said.

 The director said he was given a tour of the Eco Park and was pleased with the operations of Green VI.  “During the tour we had an opportunity to speak on a number of critical issues affecting the sector and agreed to improve the memorandum of understanding to address key gaps as well as to implement projects that will strengthen our relationship with green VI and their relationship with the public,” Mr. Solomon stated.

 Over 60% of garbage collected in the waste stream is recyclable.  The community is being encouraged to help to reduce garbage production by practicing composting, using less bottled items, reducing paper usage, re-using items, and recycling.  

 “We want the community to volunteer with Green VI where possible, adopt an attitude of recycling, set up recycling stations in their home and rinse and separate plastics, glass and aluminum,” Mr. Solomon urged.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is committed to ensuring that all aspects of the environment with the potential to negatively influence the health of the population are managed efficiently, to enable all persons in the BVI to attain and maintain optimal health and well-being.




Natasha Lettsome-Humphrey

Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
Telephone: 468-2286