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Supporting separate collection of waste within local governments 


In preparation


Heitkogustega kauplemise süsteem (HKS)

We support the development of separate collection infrastructure, including bio-waste management. 

The call for applications is not open; the projects that have received funding are in the process of implementation.  

The aim of the grant was to increase the use of secondary raw materials by improving the capacity for the separate collection of waste and thereby reduce landfilling. In order to achieve the objective of the measure, a grant was awarded to a local authority or a non-profit association or foundation referred to in the Waste Act for the establishment and extension of separate collection infrastructure for bio-waste. 

Who was eligible for the grant? 

  • Grant could be applied for by a local authority or a unit of local government cooperation. A unit of cooperation of local governments is a non-profit association or foundation referred to in subsection 67(2) of the Waste Act, whose member the local government is and which, pursuant to its articles of association, can only have local governments or local government associations as its members. 
  • A legal person owned by local authorities could not apply for the grant. 

Grants are awarded in Estonian and more information can be found on the EIC website here.