Media Release

Applications Invited for Garbage Collection Services Until February 16, 2018


February 6th, 2018 Kent House, Maraval – The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, through the engagement of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited, is continuing the selection process for garbage collection contractors for the fourteen (14) Municipal Corporations. Contractors will be sorted into three categories:

  • Small – Contractors with five or less trucks
  • Medium – Contractors with six to fifteen trucks
  • Large – Contractors with sixteen trucks and more

Application packages may be purchased at the SWMCOL Procurement Unit, #34 Independence Avenue, Port of Spain, and must be submitted by Friday 16th February, 2018. Minister Haji Kazim Hosein stated, “So far we have received approximately 300 applications from over 120 companies, so we can see that the process is working and contractors of all sizes are responding. Our aim is to create opportunities within every community for people who want to work. Even someone with just one truck can apply and have a chance to be selected. This is precisely what local government reform is about.”

During the tender evaluation process, the Municipal Corporations will be assisting SWMCOL with the inspection of vehicles and facilities of potential contractors, as well as the preparation of route packages to match the capacity of the contractors.

The MoRDLG through the Municipal Corporations is committed to improving garbage collection services and assures that the service will continue uninterrupted while the procurement process is underway. For further details, interested applicants can email the Procurement Manager, SWMCOL at Pre-qualification documents can be viewed at