In order to organize the collection, transportation, processing and disposal of out-of-service vehicles. On behalf of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the EPR Operator has developed two Programs to stimulate the population to delivery of the out-of-service vehicles
Road transport is the third major air pollutant. Due to the sharp increase in the number of cars, the concentrations of carbon oxide and nitrogen dioxide have increased in large cities, where the average annual concentrations of these substances exceed the norm. Obsolete cars that do not meet new environmental standards are one of the main air pollutants. The exhaust of old cars is ten times worse than the exhaust of new cars. The deterioration of the car park in Kazakhstan remains at a high level. According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as of December 1, 2017, the number of registered passenger cars in the country amounted to 3,853.0 thousand units.
The Program for disposal of out-of-service vehicles based on discount certificates for the purchase of new vehicles was developed by order of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, by the EPR Operator in conjunction with the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and domestic car producers. Under the conditions of the program, passenger categories M2, M3 and freight transport categories N1, N2, N3 are accepted for disposal. There are no restrictions on age, model and purpose for disposed vehicles. According to the conditions of the program, in exchange for the delivered out-of-service vehicles, the car owner receives a discount certificate for the purchase of a new environmentally friendly vehicle of Kazakhstan production. The size of the discount certificate varies from 550 thousand KZT to 750 thousand KZT, depending on the category of the vehicle delivered for disposal. Since January 2021, the EPR Operator has launched a program for the disposal of out-of-service self-propelled agricultural equipment. For the convenience of the owners and to simplify the procedure for the delivery of the out-of-service self-propelled agricultural equipment, from this year on the recycle.kz website, a system for previewing applications for the delivery of disposed equipment is being introduced. The nominal value of the discount certificate of expert assessment depends from 560 thousand KZT to 2 million KZT, depending on the type and configuration of self-propelled agricultural equipment.