Factsheet: Waste Management Law

Waste Management Law

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Waste Management Law (with amendments to 27.03.2014.)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Atkritumu apsaimniekošanas likums (ar grozījumiem 27.03.2014.)
Description: 
The purpose of this Law is to prescribe the procedures for waste management in order to protect the environment, human life and health by preventing the generation of waste, ensuring separate collection and regeneration of generated waste in the territory of Latvia, as well as by facilitating efficient use of natural resources and by reducing the amount of waste to be disposed of.
Goal/Aim: 
Prevention and management of waste.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development - Vides aizsardzības un reģionālās attīstības ministrija

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2010
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014