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Waste Management

The mission of the Departement of Waste Management (GD) is to promote innovative and sustainable technologies and strategies for appropriate waste management. Through its work, the Department has been involved in developing the National Strategy and the Waste Management Plan, as well as developing other strategic documents for the Ministry of Environment. Within the Department, studies are being carried out for local and regional public authorities concerning waste management, environmental impact assessment, and development of technologies for the recovery of useful materials from hazardous and non-hazardous waste, studies for economic operators concerning waste, leachate and soil, risk and impact assessment of waste.

Waste management in the context of the coronavirus crisis – Europe Commission

Area Of Competence

  • Integrated waste management (municipal waste, waste-specific streams, hazardous/non-hazardous industrial waste, etc.) in the context of the circular economy;

  • Management and remediation of contaminated sites;

  • Analysis of the composition of municipal waste;

  • Physico-chemical characterization of waste;

  • Classification of waste categories by determining potentially hazardous components.

  • Technologies for recovering and recycling useful materials from waste;

  • Energy recovery from waste;

  • Technologies for stabilization of hazardous waste;

  • Technologies for neutralization of hazardous waste;

  • Environmental impact assessment of waste disposal;

  • Risk analysis;

  • Monitoring of landfills;

  • Evaluation of the environmental impact of waste removal;

  • Prevention and reduction of the amount of waste generated;

  • Statistics on waste management;

  • Management of chemicals;

  • Consulting on management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste;

  • Waste audit;

  • Training in the field of waste management.


  • Fundamental and applied research on technologies for managing municipal waste management;

  • Fundamental and applied research on technologies for managing of hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste;

  • Environmental impact assessment studies;

  • Studies concerning planning and management of waste and chemical substances;

  • Waste statistics;

  • Characterization of hazardous and non-hazardous waste;

  • Consulting in the field of waste management, technical support and training;

  • Studies that aim to achieve strategic objectives on waste management for special flows: waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE), waste oils, end of life vehicles (ELV), used batteries, packaging wastes, etc.

Meet the Team



Head of Department


Deputy Head of Department
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