Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The regulation on the treatment of waste makes municipalities responsible for collection, handling and treatment of municipal waste, which makes charges vary considerably from one local authority area to another.
Source: UNCSD Secretariat (2010) Questionnaire for the Member States on Experiences, Success Factors, Risks and Challenges with Regard to Objective and Themes of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

In the capital area (serving 62 percent of the population), for example, households and smaller enterprises can bring materials covered by recycling schemes free-of-charge to recycling centers, however, other items, e.g. garden waste, building waste, etc. are accepted against payment. Larger operators can take bulky waste directly to the waste sorting facilities against a gate fee, however, waste which has been separated and is subject to the recycling fee is accepted without payment. These gate fees vary according to site.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Deliverables
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
Resources devoted to implementation
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Information
Location: Iceland
Date of completion: 2003
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
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