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Waste Management Program Area (WMPA)


Guided by the Environmental Protection Act Cap: 20:05, Laws of Guyana, the Waste Management Program Area will inform and manage the process of Polices, Guidelines and Standard Operational Procedures regarding Waste Management and Resource Recovery that will realize maximum value from natural resources and ensure a Green Environment.


OBJECTIVES: The core function of the WMPA is to manage waste entering into the environment in an environmentally sound manner. This will be done by providing technical assistance in the development, management and operation of waste management facilities, conducting research and analysis on the recovery of useful energy from solid waste, develop guidelines and standards for the disposal of hazardous waste and other types of waste and coordinate and implement the obligations of the Basel Convention ect. Specific objectives are as follows:


1. Achieve a Cleaner Environment whereby waste is effectively managed through Integrated Waste Management Framework.

2. Ensure that Waste Management Plan/conditions is a primary component of all projects/activities requiring Environmental Authorization/Permit.



The Waste Management Program Area is headed by two Senior Environmental Officers and is supported by eight (8) Litter Wardens who are shouldering the responsibilities of Environmental Officers. The program area focuses on three sub-program areas including:


1. Solid Waste Management.
2. Hazardous Waste Management.
3. Waste Reduction and Recovery.

In addition to the three sub-program areas, the Litter Enforcement Regulations 2013 is also implemented by Waste Management. The primary focus of sub-programs 1 and 2; Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Management, is to minimise environmental harm through the promotion, regulation and “polluter pays” principle of environmentally sound waste management approaches.


The focus for sub-program #3 is to promote and integrate waste reduction and recovery strategies into the Environmental Protection Agency approach regarding Waste Management.


Environmental Protection Agency




In exercise of the functions conferred by Part II, s. 4(3)(a) and s. 11(4) of the Environmental Protection Act Cap. 20:05, Laws of Guyana, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby invites Applications for the registration of Environmental Consultants (Individuals and/or Organisations) for the period 2019/2020.

Interested and qualified persons must complete and submit an application with supporting documents with payment of an administrative processing fee of $20.00 USD or equivalent in Guyana Dollars at the existing Scotia Bank rate of exchange on the day of the transaction. The EPA reserves the right to review and/or amend the registration fee in consideration of any changes in fee structure as determined by the Agency.

Please be advised in keeping with the Environmental Protection Act, the Agency will review and determine those Applicants suitably qualified and experienced in conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Application forms may be obtained from the Agency’s Website or uplifted at the address mentioned below.

Applications must be submitted to Ms. Candacie Brower-Thompson, Senior Environmental Officer, EPA Office.

Click here to download registration form.

Contact us at:

Environmental Protection Agency
Ganges Street,
Greater Georgetown.
Tel: 225-5467/5471/6044/6048 Fax: 225-5481 Website: