Waste management


The main goal of the project’s waste management activities is to approximate Belarusian and EU legislation in the field of municipal solid waste management and to put into operation principal elements of full municipal solid waste management cycle in two pilot sites in Mosty and Kobryn districts.


Specific objectives:


To enable harmonization of environmental legislation with the EU body of environmental law and best practices namely in waste management.

To support dialogue between state environmental and communal authorities, industry, NGOs and other stakeholders for procedural development and agreement in the field of waste management.

To demonstrate principal elements of full cycle of municipal solid waste (MSW) management in two selected sites

To provide capacity-building for the local counterparts of two MSW management pilot projects, as appropriate to ensure their successful implementation.


Expected outputs


Establishment and effective enforcement of a comprehensive, socially-responsible and cost-effective environmental policy framework, which is approximated to european / international best practices, maintained as appropriate, involving the opinion of the civil society in its design and implementation stages, particularly in the field MSW management.

Formulation of an accurate and realistic strategy and establishment of a medium-term investment needs assessment framework for MSW management at national, regional and local levels, which are aligned with the requirements of the relevant EU Directives and demonstrated through implementation of two pilot projects.

Achievement and strengthening of an appropriate legal, human and technical capabilities of all project stakeholders to effectively fulfill their roles and responsibilities under the environmental policy, both at design and implementation stages.

Pilot projects in two cities put in operation to provide benchmarks on the practical use of best practices in MSW management policies at local and national levels.



Now have been prepared:

-The information campaign on the economic and environmental consequences of separate waste collection has started in Masty and Kobryn. Every week regional coordinators of the project hold  meetings with residents(Kobrin and Masty)workers of enterprises (Kobrin and Masty)meeting at local councils(Kobrin and Masty)“information hours” in schools(Kobrin and Masty),excursions to landfills for schoolchildren(Kobrin and Masty),interactive lessons, contests and competitions (Kobrin and Masty);

- Municipal solid waste management strategy for MSW production and MSW treatment for Kobrin regions (in Russian language; see here);

- Municipal solid waste management strategy for MSW production and MSW treatment for Mosty regions  (in Russian language; see here); 

-Materials of training workshops on MSW magement strategy (in Russian language; see here);

- Report on critical analysis and evaluation of the actual data on MSW production and MSW treatment for the whole waste stream and main waste types  (in Russian language; see here);

- Feasibility study on the application of different policy instruments and measures, both regulatory and economic, including taxation, sets of incentives, institutional arrangement, awareness campaigns and real time information  (in Russian language; see here);

- Results of competition of local initiatives (analytical report) (in Russian language; see here);

- Reports on landfill equipment specifications and a conceptual design of landfills (in Russian language; see here);

- Guidelines for evaluation of actual and projected volumes of MSW production / treatment with account of the whole waste stream and main waste types on regional and local (municipal) level (in Russian language; see here);

- Report on the MSW management policy targets in different levels of implementation (in Russian language; see here);

- The concept of change of the legislation in the field of MSW management (in Russian language; see here).

- The instruction on house composting (in Russian language; see here).