Survey of Special Waste Fractions in the Nordic Countries: Legislation, Logistics, Quantities, Treatment and Disposal

June 2004

The objective of the project presented in this report was to carry out a survey of selected special solid waste fractions that require separate handling and treatment in the Nordic countries. The aim of the survey was to exchange information on the experience gained and to select new areas of intervention for the coming years. The report includes an overview of the regulation, handling, treatment and quantities of special solid waste fractions in the Nordic countries, together with descriptions of the current legislation, physical design of the collection systems, financial mechanisms, quantities handled, treatment and disposal of the special waste fractions. The work was initiated by the PA-group under the Nordic Council of Ministers.