Compliance requirements in Bulgaria

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WEEE Regulations

Batteries Regulations

Packaging Regulations

WEEE requirements

Registration timescale

10 July 2011

Registration agency

Ministry of Environment and Water’s Executive Environment Agency

WEEE Regulations in Bulgarian

Batteries requirements

Registration timescale

10 July 2011

Registration Agency

Ministry of Environment and Water’s Executive Environment Agency

Registration, collection and recycling obligations for batteries producers

Producers of portable and industrial batteries

Compliance can be through:

  1. Individual arrangements
  2. Membership to collective scheme
  3. Payment of Product Fee levied on batteries*

*Batteries are subject to a product tax which serves as a de facto third compliance option. Producers who join a collective or individual system do not have to pay the tax. The tax increases from EUR 4,000 per tonne of portable batteries put on the market in 2008 to EUR 6,000 in 2012.

Battery Regulations in English

Packaging requirements

Obligated parties must register and submit data based on the amount of packaging handled to the Ministry of Environment and Water.

Product charges, generating revenues for the National Environmental Protection Fund, are already in force for batteries and accumulators, and the Waste Management Law provides for their introduction for packaging also. The packaging tax will apply if the recovery and recycling targets in the Waste Management Law are not met in three consecutive years.

Thresholds

The Packaging Regulations in Bulgaria apply to all businesses which handle packaging. There are no thresholds for companies who only handle small quantities of packaging.

Packaging marking requirements

Members of a collective recovery organisation shall mark their packaging with that organisation’s trademark so as to demonstrate that it is covered by that system.

Packaging Regulations in English

Packaging Regulations in Bulgarian

Meeting the requirements

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