Waste Management Division

The functions of Waste Management Division are:
1. Coordinate and oversee the implementation of the Waste Prevention and Management Act, 2009, Waste Prevention and Management Regulation, 2012 and its amendment 2016, the National Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy 2014 and the National Waste Management Strategy, 2019. Establish framework/coordination mechanism for effective functioning and coordination among Implementing and Collaborating Agencies.
2. Coordination formulation of strategy/guideline on administrative, financial, physical and awareness and outreach mechanisms for waste management and technical guidelines of waste management in coordination with the Implementing and Collaborating Agencies and assist and monitor the implementation of these mechanisms.
3. Assess and monitor the overall performance of the Implementing Agencies and provide them necessary technical support to improve their performance.
4. Review and assess needs for human, financial or technical supports to strengthen the implementing efficiency of the Implementing and Collaborating Agencies.
5. Review proposal from the implementing agencies on the content of the Act and Regulation in consultation with the Legal Services. 
6. Serve as national focal point to Basel Convention on control of transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and coordinate the implementation of Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal.
7. Review and assess any international agreements, contracts, obligations or other arrangements to waste management for approval of the Royal Government and serve as a national focal point for any international agreements to waste management.
8. Collect reports and information from the Implementing Agencies and Collaborating Agencies about waste generation, reduction, reuse, recycling and disposal and any other issue/challenges faced with regard to the implementation of the Act and Regulation. Prepare and submit reports to the Cabinet and the Parliament periodically including any advice on waste management when needed.
9. Conduct advocacy program on waste management in coordination with Implementing and Collaborating Agencies.
10. Carry out capacity building program for the Implementing and Collaborating Agencies and as well for other public/private institutions/entities involved in waste management.
11. Explore and mobilize funding for awareness on waste management and to support waste management initiatives.
12. Carry out studies and researches on sound waste management system and waste management technologies.
13. Hear and decide disputes related to waste management in consultation with the Legal Services and related divisions.
14. Provide technical backstopping to the Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Division while assessing a project for environmental clearance which has a potential to generate waste.