Legal Basis

Ukrainian Law ‘On Waste’ (1998) formulated main legislative principles and policies in waste management  sphere, defined responsibilities and controls, laid implementation mechanisms.

Article 9     Subjects of Waste Property Rights :

territorial communities  shall be  owners of  wastes produced  by municipal property  or  premises  occupied  by  it, which have  no established owners or whose owners are unknown

Article 17    Obligations of the Subjects of Business Activity in  the Sphere of Waste Management:

d) to implement the complete collection, right storage and non-admission of destruction and damage of the waste;

p) to provide utilization or export of used packing materials and tare from Ukraine signing the agreement about  delivery of commodity output to Ukraine.

Article 25    Competence of Specially Appointed Central Executive Authority on the questions of housing and public utility in the Sphere of Waste Management

     In the sphere of  waste  management,  the  Specially Appointed Central Executive Authority on the questions of housing and public utility shall be authorised to:

а) implement activities on the realization of the state policy in the sphere of  household waste  management, providing of the working out and execution of the state programs in the sphere of  household waste  management, plans and activities in the sphere of  household waste  management;

Article 31. Measures to Prevent or Reduce the Production  of Wastes

     In order  to prevent  or reduce  the  production  of  wastes  and stimulate the  introduction of  low waste technologies, the Cabinet of Ministers  of   Ukraine,  ministries,   and  other  central  executive authorities, acting within their respective competence, shall:

            d)  work out  and  set up the management system for packaging materials and tare; the system of collection, disposal, and recovery of the used oils; the system of collection, disposal, and recovery of the used tyres; the system of collection, and recovery of the electrical and electronic equipment;

As to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 915 of 26.07.2001 (changes of 25.07.2002 №1069, of 26.07.2002           № 1084, of 26.11.2003 № 1844, of 17.03.2004 № 324, of 20.05.2009 № 508):

  • manufacturers and importers of the packed goods must pay for utilization of packaging marketed in Ukraine according to the approved state tariffs/ tax;
  • created the conditions to monopolize the market of the services payment by the one state ‘Ukrecocomresursy’ company.

 

 
 
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