In Ukraine, they want to create a ministry responsible for waste issues. The legislative initiative has already been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada. Inform-UA tells about how the garbage disposal process will take place. Bill No. 2207, “Draft Law on the Management of Household and Other Wastes,” was submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. The date of registration of the regulatory act is October 3, 2019. Based on the information published on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, a new object of ownership will now appear – waste. Hitherto this was not in the country.

According to the bill, the state will oblige the state to collect separately human waste products and waste from enterprises. Control over such a process will be put on a specially created new body. It will be he who will “look after” the waste disposal activities in the country. The initiators of the legislative initiative were the People’s Deputies of the IX convocation of the Verkhovna Rada from the pro-presidential party “Servant of the People”. Among them are Skorokhod Anna, Galushko Nikolay, Dubinsky Alexander, Pivovarov Evgeny, and Priputen Dmitry.

According to the bill submitted by the Servant of the People faction, the emergence of a completely new ministry that controls the disposal of vital products of citizens of Ukraine, as well as waste from the activities of enterprises, should serve the good of the country. The normative act, filed as pro-European, will attract investment in this area, the authors hope.

One of the main features of the document is the identification of the owners of the garbage, including ownerless ones. It is these entities, according to the bill, will be required to ensure their temporary storage in a safe manner and transfer to the business entity in the field of household and other types of waste management within one year from the moment of their creation. If, for example, the owner discovers someone else’s rubbish at his site, he will have to report this event to the local government or self-government body.

It is they who are obliged to establish the ultimate owner of the waste, and hold the latter accountable. By the way, it is noteworthy that in this draft law there is a norm that introduces the obligation of owners to recycle waste that is of a restorative nature. If this obligation is not fulfilled, the waste owner may lose the license for the type of activity that will be issued by the new waste ministry.