Decree-Law No. 178/2006 on waste management

Author Title (in English) Publisher Year Country
Portuguese Environmental Agency  Decree-Law No. 178/2006 on waste management Portuguese Environmental Agency 2009 PT

Title (orig.): Decreto-Lei n.o 178/2006

Language: English


This Decree, composed of 81 articles divided in five titles, introduces in the national legal order the Directives no. 2006/12/EC on waste and Council and No. 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste. It defines the general system for waste management, including collection, transport, storage, disposal, treatment, valorization and elimination. Moreover, it rules on soil decontamination. Finally, the Decree-Law rules on licensing, registration and control procedures. Among the principles undergoing waste management is worth mentioning: self-sufficiency, management responsibility, prevention and reduction, hierarchy of waste management operations and citizens’ responsibility.


Factsheet: Waste management Decree


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