Waste management not up for privatization

  • 2013-07-19
  • From wire reports

VILNIUS - Lithuania’s Ministry of Environment has prepared amendments to laws related to waste management, such that there would not be any possibility for private interest groups to take control of waste management and that the residents of Lithuania would not suffer any ill consequences from this restriction, reports ELTA.

“We will say no to the privatization of waste management. The proposed amendments foresee that waste management will be controlled by the municipalities, because the facilities related to waste management in Lithuania are being created while using money from the European Union and the [Lithuanian] government. As a result, the facilities could not be not only privatized, but sold as well,” said Mazuronis.

According to the minister, the prepared amendments would help to solve the problems in waste management in Lithuania, and this is needed to accomplish the EU tasks in the sphere of the waste management.