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Electronics and hazardous residental waste

The extension of the EPR principles to goods (products) of electrical and electronic equipment came into force on January 23, 2017. The updated and actualized list was approved by order of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan No.555 dated December 22, 2016. It includes: primary elements and primary batteries, electric or gas-discharge incandescent lamps, including sealed directional light lamps, as well as ultraviolet or infrared lamps; arc lamps containing mercury; medical or veterinary thermometers containing mercury; large-sized electrical and electronic equipment; medium-sized electrical and electronic equipment; small-sized electrical and electronic equipment.

WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

The Operator collects, processes and disposes of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) throughout the country from individuals, carried out by contractors.

The annual volume of WEEE formation is 135.8 thousand tons per year. In 2017, the processed volume of WEEE amounted to 2,461.4 tons, including:

  • 885 tons of large-size EEE waste;
  • 1,357 tons of medium-sized EEE waste;
  • 219 tons of small-sized EEE waste.

In 2018, the volume of WEEE subject to collection, processing and disposal in accordance with contractual obligations with contractors will amount to 5,950 tons.

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Indicators of collection and processing of waste subject to the EPR:
Plastic
28251 tons
Autocomponents
252820 tons
Metal packaging
473 tons
Waste paper
116499 tons
Glass
62065 tons
Accepted for disposal:
Out-of-service vehicles
195039