Waste disposal phase II: 8 islands dispose over 5,000 tons


Waste Management Corporation (WAMCO) has successfully cleared eight local islands from old discarded waste and garbage. Under the second phase of the major clean-up, WAMCO disposed more than 5,000 tons of waste from the islands.

The first phase of the initiative was held earlier in 2021. WAMCO had completely removed over 25,000 tons of waste from a total of 17 residential islands in 2021.

The efforts are in light of public scrutiny over waste and garbage collected in waste sites of these islands for prolonged periods. The concerns were earlier shared with Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Meanwhile, the second phase of the initiative concluded recently. The efforts under second phase commenced earlier on August 17, and concluded on September 23.

Islands that came under the second phase include five residential islands of Vaavu atoll and three from Kaafu atoll. The islands and discarded waste weight are;

  • V. Rakeedhoo: 50 tons
  • V. Keyodhoo: 350 tons
  • V. Felidhoo: 500 tons
  • V. Thinadhoo: 1,350 tons
  • V. Fulidhoo: 750 tons
  • K. Maafushi: 900 tons
  • K. Guraidhoo: 750 tons
  • K. Gulhi: 450 tons

WAMCO confirms removing a complete total of 5,100 tons of waste from these eight islands.