Waste management/ waste generation
As of 2021 organisations that operate stationary emission sources and/or discharge wastewater into water bodies and/or generate wastes and perform waste disposal operations are required to pay environmental pollution fees subject to the revised rates.
As of 2021, the environmental pollution fee rates are to be paid following the respective rates set for 2018 by Decree 913 of 13 September 2016 with the application of the coefficient that is equal 1.08.
Facilities submitting statistical reporting for waste management activities have to use a revised form 2-TP for 2019 reports. The reports for 2019 must be submitted by facilities before 1 February 2020.
Facilities must include into the form 2-TP the information about their waste generation, recycling, processing, disposal and neutralisation. All waste handling facilities must complete and submit this form. Failure to submit the statistical reporting form 2-TP will result in a fine.
Starting from 1 January 2018 manufacturers and importers of products included into the revised list of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations are obliged to comply with the utilisation targets set for such products and packaging or to pay the environmental charge.
The adopted list replaces the list adopted by Government Direction No. 1886-p dated 24 September 2015.
Starting from 2018, importers and manufacturers of products subject to utilisation targets (within the extended producer responsibility - EPR – concept) are required to comply with the revised utilisation targets.
The highest targets (25% for 2018 and 45% for 2020) have been set for corrugated paper and paperboard and corrugated paper and cardboard packaging.