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Waste

Waste management comprises collection, transport, recovery or and disposal of waste, including the control of these activities.

Regulations in the area of waste management are mostly based on the Environmental Protection Act. The framework or basic regulation governing waste is the Rules on the Management of Waste. These rules are supplemented by three subsidiary groups of regulations. The first group comprises regulations governing individual types of waste (e.g. management of waste oils, packaging and packaging waste, batteries) and the second group comprises regulations governing facilities and equipment for waste management (disposal and incineration of waste). The third group consists of regulations on the transboundary shipment of waste.

In the field of waste management, the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia has the following responsibilities:

  • Issuing administrative acts (permits, certificates, authorisations) on the basis of regulations on waste management.
    • The Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia prepares forms available on the website in order to help applicants for different permits, certificates and authorisations. The Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia also prepares explanatory notes on certain chapters of the legislation regulating waste management, which are also available on the website.
    • Another responsibility of the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia is issuing decisions on the assessment of tax and exemption from taxes in the field of waste disposal.
  • Management of registers On the basis of issued administrative acts and provisions in the legislation regulating waste management, the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia keeps different registers, e.g. registers of, persons providing recovery, disposers, collectors, transport operators, dealers and brokers in waste management, and a register of suppliers of batteries and accumulators. The established registers are updated monthly on the website and are published annually in the Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia.
  • Collection and management the data on waste management. Under the legislation in the field of waste management, persons liable are obliged to report annually (by 31 March) on waste management in for the previous calendar year. Forms for reporting are accessible on the website of the agency. On its website, the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia also publishes data on waste management that were collected on the basis of received reports on waste management.

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Slovenian Environment Agency
Vojkova 1b
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: +386 1 4784 000
Fax: +386 1 4784 052
gp.arso@gov.si

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