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Public Consultation – Unified Waste Management and Prevention Law of 2024

We inform you that the Department of Environment, of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, is conducting a public consultation on the Draft Legislative Framework that provides for the establishment and operation of a Single Body for the Prevention and Management of Waste between Central Government (Department of Environment) and Local Authorities (Municipalities, Communities).

The Single Waste Prevention and Management Body will contribute decisively to the achievement of the objectives adopted in the context of the transition to the circular economy and in particular in ensuring the coordination of procedures for the rational management of waste and the strengthening/support of the implementation of the waste management policy and specifically of solid municipal waste.

Based on the bill, this Body is a legal entity governed by public law, is managed by a Council, and is independent, without being subject to any Ministry, Deputy Ministry, Independent Service, or Department of the Republic of Cyprus. The purposes, powers, and responsibilities, as well as the Board of Directors, the staff, and the budget of the Body, are analyzed in the bill.

The Bill is put to public consultation on the online platform and you are kindly requested to provide your comments until June 11, 2024.

Written opinions, comments, recommendations and/or observations can be sent in one of the following ways:

– Electronically on the platform
– By post to the Address Department of Environment, 1498 Nicosia,
– By fax to 22-774945
– Electronically at:,

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