Table 2.7 : 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  -   -   -   -   -   -           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  -                 28
HDh                     2,988               1,654                 8                           23              1,175                   18                   98  -                 12
Sh                     2,099                   688            214                           56              1,086                     8                   37                                1                  9
N                     1,811               1,115            162                           33                  347                     7                 130  -                 17
R                     2,538               2,354               26  -                       2  -                  145                                1                10
B                     1,552               1,445                 7  -                     20                     2                   51                                3                24
Lh                     1,449               1,067            304                              3                     -                       2                   52                                4                17
K                     1,526               1,282                 2  -                   144                     3                   19                                8                68
AA                        774                   601                 2                              1                      1                     7                 145                                1                16
ADh                     1,060                   794  -   -   -                      3                   73                              86             104
V                        260                   214  -   -   -   -                    32                                1                13
M                        793                   670               24                              1                    65                     1                   17                                1                14
F                        567                   515                 1  -   -                      2                   33                                1                15
Dh                        768                   616                 1  -   -                      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  -                 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