Department of Waste is within the Ministry of Home Affairs. Their responsibilities include both regulatory and service delivery functions. These include the development and implementation of all waste management policies and regulations, provision and coordination of specific waste management services including green waste, management of the landfill, awareness and behaviour programs, and the sale of mulch.
As a result of the enactment of the Waste Operations and Services Act 2009, the SWAT became the legal name of the Waste Management Unit of Tuvalu. SWAT was officially registered as a new department under the Ministry of Home Affairs following Cabinet approval during its special cabinet meeting in June 2010. The department has now changed its name from SWAT to the Department of Waste in 2018.