Department of Waste Management
Release Date:
Friday, 3 April 2020 - 5:54pm

Residents are asked to comply with the following tips to help manage waste during the COVID-19 curfew.

  • Reduce the amount of waste generated by consuming only what is needed.
  • Soiled baby pampers and used wipes should be stored separately and treated with disinfectant to reduce odor. Garbage bags should be sealed tightly.
  • Cardboard boxes and small plastic water bottles are to be flattened to reduce volume.
  • Rinse all used cans, bottles, eggshells and other similar waste before discarding in the trash bin to help reduce odor and prevent flies.
  • All waste to be collected should be placed in tightly sealed plastic bags.

Collection of residential waste will be done on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00 a.m. during the curfew. The Department of Waste Management will not be collecting bulky, hazardous nor yard waste during this period.


Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg