|Industrial waste management in Jamaica is subject to a regulatory framework, but policy implementation and enforcement is weak. In particular, regulations on trade effluents need to be better enforced. The responses suggest that the high costs of constructing facilities that satisfy regulations are a cause of low compliance levels with regulations. Costs can nevertheless be mitigated by the construction of centralized or shared rather than smaller individual facilities. Moreover, there is a lack of knowledge and interest in environmentally sound waste management practices in the industrial sector. Waste segregation, recycling and reuse is generally not performed by industries due to a lack of technical capacity and social responsibility. Finally, responsibilities of government bodies (such as the National Solid Waste Management Authority, the Ministry of Health, and the National Environment and Planning Agency) must be made clear and realistic, in order to prevent issues from falling outside the scope of responsibility of all institutions.