The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that vehicles overloaded with garbage against the waste management regulations will not be accepted into the Waste Transfer Stations in Male' and Thilafushi.
An announcement by the EPA stated that the agency had noticed several instances of garbage trucks overloaded. The waste management regulations state that waste should be transported so that its smell does not spread to the surrounding areas and must be covered appropriately without any leakages.
Waste Management Regulations state that:
EPA has stated that those who fail to heed these regulations will be stopped and action will be taken against them. Waste Management Centers will also not accept vehicles that do not hold up these standards.