Recycling of waste and preparation for reuse

Last updated on 31.03.2021 European Regional Development Fund

Information about the measure

The purpose of the grant was to increase the preparation of the recycling and reuse of waste generated in Estonia to protect the environment.

What was eligible for the grant?

Waste collected separately for recycling. Also, activities related to preparations for recycling, but only if the activity is followed by the recycling of waste and this is demonstrable. 

Support was granted for the following types of waste:

  • domestic sewage sludge (code 19 08 05)
  • biodegradable kitchen and food waste (code 20 01 08)
  • biodegradable garden and landscaping waste (code 20 02 01)

The support must be used to establish a waste recycling solution in Saare, Hiiu, Lääne, Pärnu, Viljandi, Rapla, Jõgeva, Valga, Põlva, Võru or Ida-Viru counties. Waste can also be generated in other counties. 

Who was eligible for the grant?

A local government unit, a local government authority, a local government joint agency or an association of local governments. Also a legal entity in private law.

What was the extent of the grant?

The contribution will be in the range of EUR 200,001 to EUR 1.5 million per project. The budget for the round was EUR 3 million.

More detailed materials, instructions and information can be found here, in Estonian, on the EIC’s homepage.