Authority responsible for WEEE-related issues:
MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Narva mnt 7a
Phones: +372-6262884, 6262863
The Waste Department is responsible for general waste handling management, development of hazardous waste handling systems, issuing waste handling permits and packaging recovery issues. The Department guides and co-ordinates development and implementation of policy related to its area of government, prepares draft legislation in the field of waste management, manages the selection ofthe stateís waste-related investment projects, pursues international cooperation within its competence and organises in-service training and waste counselling.
A major part of the Waste Departmentís activities relate to harmonization of Estoniaís waste acts with the relevant EU legislation and planning of necessary implementation measures.
The Department outlines development plans for the waste management facilities network and makes proposals for financing such objects from the state investment programme. It is also active in drawing up the draft waste programme to be financed through the Environmental Investment Centre.
More detailed information on waste matters can be obtained from the Departmentís staff.
Timing of implementation:
Governmental Regulation No. 376: "Requirements on marking,
take-back, collection, recycling and disposal of
WEEE, recovery targets and dates."
Order of the Minister of Environment No.99:
"Requirements for treatment of WEEE."
Labeling & marking of the products:
Collective schemes for recycling:
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