Table 2.6 : METHOD OF WASTE DISPOSAL BY LOCALITY, CENSUS 2006
                   
    Ways of disposal
 Locality  Total households Garbage compound   Seaside Land reclamination site Throwing it into the bushes Bury in the living area Burn in the living area Use a waste disposal machine  Not stated
Republic 46,194 32,168 3,284 185 4,007 182 4,025 122 2,221
Male' 14,107 12,655 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,452
Atolls 32,087 19,513 3,284 185 4,007 182 4,025 122 769
HA 2,425 1,536 243 1 491 14 112 0 28
HDh
2,988
1,654 8 23 1,175 18 98 0 12
Sh 2,099 688 214 56 1,086 8 37 1 9
N 1,811 1,115 162 33 347 7 130 0 17
R 2,538 2,354 26 0 2 - 145 1 10
B 1,552 1,445 7 0 20 2 51 3 24
Lh 1,449 1,067 304 3 0 2 52 4 17
K 1,526 1,282 2 0 144 3 19 8 68
AA 774 601 2 1 1 7 145 1 16
ADh 1,060 794 0 0 0 3 73 86 104
V 260 214 0 0 0 0 32 1 13
M 793 670 24 1 65 1 17 1 14
F 567 515 1 0 0 2 33 1 15
Dh 768 616 1 0 0 2 11 2 136
Th 1,454 1,090 250 1 6 4 40 3 60
L 1,970 384 1,034 14 372 9 78 0 79
GA 1,472 506 663 5 38 27 197 2 34
GDh 2,145 975 300 3 144 32 654 1 36
Gn 1,332 533 4 21 37 19 679 1 38
S 3,104 1,474 39 23 79 22 1,422 6 39
Source:Department of National  Planning