Waste separation

Separate collection is the collection of waste in a way that a waste stream is kept separate by type and nature so as to facilitate treatment and preserve the valuable properties of waste.

By 1 January 2015 Republic of Croatia must take measures via its competent authorities to ensure separate collection of the following types of waste: waste paper, waste metals, waste plastics and glass, electric and electronic waste, waste batteries and accumulators, end-of-life vehicles, end-of-life tyres, waste oils, textile and footwear waste and medical waste.

The local self-government unit is obliged to fulfill separate collection of difficult wastes, waste paper,
waste metals, waste glass, waste plastics, waste textiles and bulky municipal waste by ensuring:

  1. the operation of at least one recycling yard or a mobile unit in its area 
  2. the installation of an adequate number and type of containers on public surfaces for the
    separate collection of difficult wastes, waste paper, metal, glass, plastic and textile, which are
    not covered by the special waste management system,
  3. that households are notified of the location and changes in the location of recycling yards,
    mobile units or containers for separate collection of difficult wastes, waste paper, metal, glass,
    plastic and textile, and
  4. the transportation of bulky municipal waste on user request.

Users of the public service for the collection of mixed municipal waste and biodegradable municipal waste must submit difficult waste separately from mixed municipal waste and biodegradable municipal waste. Users bear the costs of municipal waste management in proportion to the quantity of waste submitted to the service provider.

All separately collected waste can be submitted to the recycling yard.