|In Saint Lucia, MSW management is ranked as the highest priority for capacity building. Firstly, financial resources are greatly in demand on all levels. At the household level, not all have the financial capacity to purchase waste containers. Households instead generally place MSW on the roadside for collection. At the institutional level, the financial resources needed to purchase equipment for use in landfills are not readily available.. The lack of funds also prevents resource recovery and recycling programmes from being implemented; all MSW is instead taken to landfills. Public awareness campaigns towards better MSW management will also require resources, given that roadside littering is common in the country. Secondly, policymaking and implementation is an area that needs to be developed. Current legislation on MSW management is fragmented, and this is reflected by the activities undertaken by various governmental institutions with little to no coordination. Different standards and guidelines are used by the different institutions responsible for MSW, such as drain clearing, roadside litter collection, and beach cleaning. A long-term strategy with clear delegation of activities to institutions will be needed.