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.