Information
Location: Iceland

Sectors: Green industry, material efficiency and waste minimization;

By: Iceland

Type: National

Source: UNCSD Secretariat (2010) Questionnaire for the Member States on Experiences, Success Factors, Risks and Challenges with Regard to Objective and Themes of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

Year: 2003


Municipal Waste Fees at Recycling or Waste Treatment Facilities
The regulation on the treatment of waste makes municipalities responsible for collection, handling and treatment of municipal waste, which makes charges vary considerably from one local authority area to another.

In the capital area (serving 62 percent of the population), for example, households and smaller enterprises can bring materials covered by recycling schemes free-of-charge to recycling centers, however, other items, e.g. garden waste, building waste, etc. are accepted against payment. Larger operators can take bulky waste directly to the waste sorting facilities against a gate fee, however, waste which has been separated and is subject to the recycling fee is accepted without payment. These gate fees vary according to site.
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