WasteServ Malta Ltd.

WasteServ Malta Ltd
Latmija Road
Marsascala MSK 4613


Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean Sea (in its eastern basin), some 93 km (58 mi) south of the Italian island of Sicily across the Malta Channel. Malta covers just over 300 km² in land area and has a population of around 413 000 people. Only the three largest islands — Malta Island (Malta), Gozo (Għawdex), and Comino (Kemmuna) — are inhabited.

WasteServ Malta Ltd was established in November 2002 as a fully Government owned, semi-autonomous company. Being the main waste management facility provider and coordinator on the Islands, WasteServ is responsible for organising, managing, procuring and operating integrated systems for waste management. These include waste minimization, collection, transport, sorting, reuse, utilisation, recycling, treatment and disposal of solid non-hazardous and hazardous waste. WasteServ is responsible for the management and operation of the existing waste management facilities while planning the implementation of new / upgraded facilities in accordance with EU requirements and standards. WasteServ is also responsible to implement the Solid Waste Management Strategy for the Maltese Islands on behalf of the Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment.

Although the importance of waste prevention is fully recognized and included as a priority within the Solid Waste Management Strategy for the Maltese Islands, much needs to be done locally in this respect. WasteServ Malta Ltd brings to the Pre-Waste project the Maltese approach on waste prevention issues. It will be involved, in particular, in communication activities (publication of press releases, organisation of a national event on waste prevention and a press conference, as well as support to the communication manager for communication tasks, like the website and the newsletter), the identification of good practices and indicators, the implementing of some good practices on its territory and the drafting of feasibility studies, the participation to a shared methodology to help local authorities implement an effective waste prevention, as well as the participation to the web tool for monitoring waste prevention policies effectiveness, based on indicators.