Solid Waste Management Unit was established on 01.06.2018 under the Waste Management Division, with the objective of creating a clean and healthy environment through mainstreaming effective and efficient implementation of Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems in the country. There are three main cells performed under Solid Waste Management Unit, namely Policy & Technical Interventions, Implementation & Enforcement and Implementation of Special Projects, related to Solid Waste Management.
National/Provincial/District level initiatives for Policies /Stratergies/Guidelines/ Plans regarding Solid Waste Management comes under Policy & Technical Interventions cell. Whereas, enforcement initiatives and actions comes under Implementation & Enforcement cell. Solid Waste Management related Special Projects, including operational maintenance and improvement activities of Dompe Sanitary Landfill and Gampaha District Integrated Solid Waste Management Project are carried out under special projects cell.