AN AMENDMENT TO THE ACT ON WASTE HAS ENTERED INTO FORCE

AN AMENDMENT TO THE ACT ON WASTE HAS ENTERED INTO FORCE

28. 10. 2020

Approved by the National Council of the Slovak Republic on September 24, 2020, Amendment No. 285/2020 to the Act on Waste No. 79/2015 entered into force on October 14, 2020.

The most important changes contained in the Amendment to the Act:

  • The statutory minimum duration of a contract concluded between a producer responsibility organisation (PRO) and a producer is two years.

Changes concerning producers of packaging and non-packaging products:

  • Minimum PRO fees have been introduced for collection companies.
  • Contracts between producers and PROs have to be concluded by November 20, 2020; starting from 2021, contracts will have to be concluded by October 31.
  • The so-called eco-modulations of prices for producers have been postponed.
  • Deposits for selected disposable plastic bottles and cans will begin being collected on January 1, 2022.