|Hazardous waste management, including healthcare waste and e-waste, is inadequately regulated by existing legislation in Barbados. Plans are being made for future regulations, in particular on healthcare waste and e-waste disposal. However the capacity for the enforcement of regulations, especially of local municipalities, can be improved. The various technologies in the disposal of hazardous waste, including storage, treatment, and even legal mechanisms, are costly to Barbados. The trans-boundary export of waste is also a costly option. The recycling of e-waste is currently driven by the private sector; however, the enactment of legislation would also deflect costs to governmental institutions. Public awareness of the threat of hazardous waste is existent, but not comprehensive. E-waste is sometimes segregated from other waste streams. Nevertheless the understanding of hazardous waste management in Barbados could be improved by data-based assessments on waste composition and quantity, and public educational campaigns on potential health and environmental risks of mismanaged waste. Better coordination of governmental institutions and better training of staff responsible for waste management would also make a positive impact.