Clean-up Efforts Plagued By Illegal Dumping


The National Solid Waste Management Authority says an area cleaned in Five Islands recently was subject to illegal dumping only days later.

Illegal dumping and littering are two enforceable offences under the law dictated by the Amended Litter Control of Prevention Act of 2019, no 3 of 2019.


Part III of the Litter Control and Prevention Act speaks to the different offences…section 17 speaks to littering in a public space while section 19 speaks to illegal dumping.


The authority reports that an area as well as an abandoned house were cleaned by the bulk waste team last week in Five Islands and when the area was revisited today, it was noticed that garbage had already been redeposited in the areas once more.

Individuals are reminded to only put out their bulk waste on the scheduled day/s for your area as indicated by the schedule.


For further assistance in knowing what day the National Bulk Waste clean-up will be in your area, please call our hotline at 562-1347.


To familiarized yourself with the Litter Control and Prevention Act please visit the link below.



  1. Isn’t there anyway we can identify these individuals and give them a heavy fine. We need to start getting tough on this type of crime. And people will only listen if they feel it. And we need to make examples of some. And when they believe that the rate of being caught is almost zero they will take their changes. we need to invest in equipment that can identify person. Perhaps DNA tracking machines. Lets do something.

  2. If anyone looks out their car window as they drive around Antigua, the entire country is plagued with illegal dumping. Let’s show some pride and pick up after ourselves. Littering must be part of the culture. Change starts at home. Stop complaining and start doing

  3. Come on people civic pride!!! The time it takes you to pack your vehicle, drive to a location and dump it, you can do it the right way!!!

    I hope you catch these people. Give them stiff fines and make them have to work with Solid Waste collecting garbage to teach them a lesson

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