The issue of waste management in Romania

  • Mihaela Elvira PĂTRĂUȘ Faculty of Law, University of Oradea
  • Roxana TĂTAR
Keywords: waste management, Romanian law


The article addresses the field of waste management, which is one of the most important issues facing Romania in terms of environmental protection. The local public administration authorities play a particularly important role in ensuring the implementation of the waste management obligations assumed by Romania through the Treaty of Accession to the European Union. The first and one of the most important stages in the implementation of environmental policy is the correct and complete transposition of the European Union waste management directives. However, there are also EU Directives that have not been transposed into national law, the deadline being exceeded, so Romania risks financial penalties through infringement. The second stage is their implementation on the ground, which is generally a challenge, caused among other things, by a lack of adequate planning, coordination and funding. However, the local authorities responsible for the implementation of these commitments manage to achieve the infrastructure required for the integrated waste management system in line with EU directives, as is the case with Bihor County through the project "Integrated Waste Management System in Bihor County".