National Solid Waste Management Authority

2 Business View Caribbean The National Solid Waste Management Authority “Jamaica’s beauty is our duty” In March 2015, a massive fire burned at the Riverton City municipal solid waste dump on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica. The conflagration raged on for two weeks causing schools, businesses, and other servic- es to shut down or close early because of the poor air quality caused by noxious emissions from the burning of tires and other toxic refuse. The dump fire covered almost 90 acres and cost in excess of $200 million to finally bring under control. And this was not the first time that the Riverton dump went up in flames. In fact, fires had been a recurring problem for almost a dozen years before this last blaze brought so much cost and damage to the people of Jamaica. In 2012