Bio-waste separation to be ready

Bio-waste separation to be ready

Municipalities will have six months to get ready for bio-waste collection, Environment Minister Jan Budaj informed at the press conference. The Environment Ministry drew up two decrees that set the dates of the launch of individual procedures for bio-waste separation. They also specify the procedures. The specification meets the needs of those towns and villages that already sort bio-waste. "These are friendly measures for these towns, for which a sufficient time and capacity framework is being created to adapt their systems to the ministry's requirements," Michal Kica, Deputy Environment Minsiter, said. Municipalities will thus have time to adapt until June 30, 2021. Kica also noted that the decree does not mean postponement of the bio-waste sorting obligations. The law which introduces the obligation to separate biodegradable waste, comes into force on January 1, 2021. Villages and towns have requested a postponement of this obligation; however, Slovakia would face EU sanctions in such a case.

Martina Šimkovičová, Photo: TASR