Friday 10 July, 2020

Garbage collectors invited to apply for contracts

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:


Contractors with five or less trucks.


Contractors with six to fifteen trucks.


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, February 16, 2018.

“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," said Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Kazim Hosein.

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

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