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Ministerial Joint Decision No. 69728/824 on solid waste handling and disposal.

Document type
Original source
Efimeris tis Kyverniseos No. 358, Part II, 17 May 1996, pp. 3827-3860.
Waste & hazardous substances
Solid waste Waste disposal Waste management
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Decision enters into force on the date of publication in the Official Gazette.

The aim of this Decision is the application of provisions of law No. 1650/86, the replacement of Decision No. 49541/1424/1986 and at the same time, the harmonisation of the Greek legislative framework with the provisions of Council Directive 91/156/EEC on waste, so as to ensure a high level of environmental protection by taking the necessary measures for the management of solid waste at a national level. The following shall be excluded from the scope of this Decision: gaseous effluents emitted into the atmosphere; where they are already covered by other legislation: radioactive waste; waste resulting from prospecting, extraction, treatment and storage of mineral resources and the working of quarries; animal carcases and the following agricultural waste: faecal matter and other natural, non-dangerous substances used in farming; waste waters, with the exception of waste in liquid form; decommissioned explosives. Specific rules for particular instances or supplementing those of this Decision on the management of particular categories of waste may be laid down by means of Decisions issued by the Ministry of Environment and Public Works. By the publication of the present Decision, uncontrolled disposal of solid waste is hereby prohibited, unless article 12 of law No. 1650/86 applies. A Community list of waste established by Commission Decision 2000/532/EC of 3 May 2000 is annexed to this text.

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References - Legislation


Law No. 1650 on the protection for the environment.

Legislation | Greece | 1986

Keyword: Framework law, Basic legislation, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental planning, Protected area, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Waste disposal, EIA, Policy/planning, Freshwater pollution, Pollution control


Council Directive 91/156/EEC amending Directive 75/442/EEC on waste.

Legislation | European Union | 1991

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Polluter pays principle, Solid waste, Waste management