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Published in the Službeni glasnik RS, Nos. 36/09 of 15 May 2009, 88/10 of 23 November 2010, 14/16 of 22 February 2016 and 95/18 of 8 December 2018 (other law)

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  • Scope of the Law
     Article 1
    The present Law shall deal with the following: kinds and classification of waste; waste management planning; waste management agents; responsibilities and duties associated with waste management; waste management organisation; management of special streams of waste; requirements and procedure for the issuance of permits; cross-border movement of waste; reporting on waste and database; waste management financing; monitoring, and other matters of importance for waste management.

    Waste management shall be an activity of general interest.

  • Purpose of the Law
     Article 2

    The purpose of the present Law shall be to provide and secure conditions for the following:

    1) waste management in a manner that does not endanger human health and the environment;

    2) prevention of waste generation, particularly by developing cleaner technologies and rational use of natural resources, as well as the elimination of the danger of its harmful effect on human health and the environment;

    3) recovery and recycling of waste, separation of secondary raw materials from waste and use of waste as an energy source;

    4) development of the waste disposal procedures and methods;

    5) rehabilitation of disorderly dumping sites;

    6) monitoring the state of the existing and newly-formed dumping sites;

    7) development of the awareness of waste management.

  • Manner of Managing Waste
     Article 3

    Waste shall be managed in such a manner as will pose the least risk to the life and health of people and the environment, by checking on and measures for the reduction of the following:

    1) water, air and soil pollution;

    2) hazards to the flora and fauna;

    3) accident, explosion or fire hazards;

    4) negative effects on areas and natural assets of special value;

    5) noise and unpleasant smell levels.