According to the law, each waste producer is obligated to manage the waste in a correct manner.
Regulations clearly define how to deal with collected waste. Information on waste management is specified in:
Act of 14 December 2012 on waste:
Handling of waste
The holder of waste shall be obligated to handle the waste in a manner consistent with the principles of waste management referred to in Articles 16-31, including carrying out waste processing in such a manner that these processes and the waste generated do not pose a threat to human life or health and the environment, and in a manner consistent with provisions on environmental protection and waste management plans.
Transfers of waste and transfer of responsibility for waste management
The waste producer is obligated to manage the waste produced.
The waste producer or other holder of waste may contract the execution of waste management obligations only with entities that possess:
1) a waste collection permit or a waste processing permit, or|
2) a concession for underground waste storage, integrated permit, decision approving the exploratory waste management programme, permit for operating an exploratory waste disposal facility or entry into the register of regulated activities related to municipal waste collection from property owners - under separate regulations, or
3) entry into the register within the scope referred to in Art. 50 section 1 item 5 - unless such activity does not require a decision or entry into the register.
Where the waste producer or other waste holder transfers waste to the next waste holder who holds a decision referred to in subsection 2 item 1 or 2 or has an entry in the register within the scope referred to in Article 50 section 1 item 5 letter a, the responsibility for waste management, upon its transfer, shall be transferred to that next waste holder.