Riga City Council plans to contest ministry's decision to suspend regulations on waste management at Constitutional Court

  • 2019-12-18
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Riga City Council housing and environment committee at an extraordinary meeting today decided to turn to the Constitutional court to contest the decision of Environment Protection and Regional Development Juris Puce (For Development) to suspend regulations on waste management in the capital, LETA learned.

The committee's chairman Vjaceslavs Stepanenko (Honor to Serve Riga) told LETA that he will propose the issue for the agenda of today's meeting of the Riga City Council.

The ministry has suspended operation of certain clauses in the regulations on the waste management in Riga, setting the frequency of waste collection for companies engaged in selling food or catering services and those customers who sort waste. The ministry explained that these clauses contradict other legislative norms.

The Riga City Council, however, explains that thus the ministry does not let clients who sort waste reduce the frequency of collecting unsorted waste and thus reduce the service costs.