Legal Framework

Republic of Croatia

An umbrella law for environmental protection in the Republic of Croatia is the Nature Protection Act („Official Gazette“ no. 80/13).

Republic of Croatia has adopted following strategic documents in the field of waste management:


  • Waste Management Strategy of the Republic of Croatia („Official Gazette“ no. 130/05)
  • Waste Management Plan of the Republic of Croatia for 2007-2015 („Official Gazette“ no. 85/07,126/10, 31/11 and 46/15)
  • Waste Management Plan of the Republic of Croatia for 2017-2022


Accumular operates in waste management field in accordance with the basic legislation in waste management – Act on Sustainable Waste Management („Official Gazette“ no. 94/13), and the most important regulations regarding the waste treatment industry and waste export in the Republic of Croatia could be found in:


  • Ordinance on the waste catalogue („Official Gazette“ no. 90/15)
  • Ordinance on waste management („Official Gazette“ no. 23/14, 51/14, 121/15 and 132/15)


Accumular operates in accordance with European Union legislation, too, which is transferred into legislation of the Rebublic of Croatia – Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste


International Agreements

In waste management Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal is of great importance.


Regulations in other areas important for waste management

Some types of hazardous waste require application of specific regulations such as transport of hazardous substances – Dangerous Goods Transport Act („Official Gazette“ no. 79/07). The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of dangerous goods in road transport (ADR) is implemented in aforementioned regulation.