Greater Malé and nearby local islands generate 774 tons of mixed solid waste daily.
Malé city council warned earlier this week there was a threat of disease because of littering in the capital.
Ibrahim Fuad was dismissed from his position of managing director at the state-owned Waste Management Corporation last May. No reason was given at the time.
Around 255,826 metric tonnes of solid waste was generated in Malé in 2014, a 155 percent increase over the preceding decade.
The state-owned Waste Management Corporation began collecting garbage from households in Malé this week as part of a broader effort to establish a waste management network...