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of June 23, 2011 No. ZR-237

About garbage removal and sanitary cleaning

(as amended on 08-05-2023)

Chapter 1. Basic provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of the law

1. This Law governs the relations connected with garbage removal and sanitary cleaning in the Republic of Armenia, establishes the principles of the organization of process of garbage removal and sanitary cleaning, payment for garbage removal, its rates, circle of payers, their rights and obligation, payment procedure, responsibility for failure to pay, non-execution or improper execution of obligations, procedure of powers of local government bodies in spheres of the organization of garbage removal and sanitary cleaning.

2. Except as specified, directly provided by this Law, this Law does not govern the relations connected with dangerous wastes.

Article 2. Legal regulation of the organization of garbage removal and sanitary cleaning

1. The relations connected with garbage removal and sanitary cleaning are regulated by the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, this Law, the Tax code of the Republic of Armenia, the code of the Republic of Armenia about administrative offenses, the laws and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia "About local self-government", "About local self-government in the city of Yerevan", "About waste" and "About local duties and payments".

Article 3. The basic concepts used in the Law

1. In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) garbage - municipal solid waste, including the waste which are formed as a result of sanitary cleaning of places public of settlements;

2) garbage removal - collection, storage, transportation and placement on dump of the formed garbage, and also construction and large-size debris, including their sorting and transportation for the purpose of reuse, utilizations, conversions and neutralizations of garbage;

3) biodegradable (organic) garbage - the waste which is exposed to aerobic or anaerobic decomposition (for example, food wastes, the garbage resulting from cutting of trees in gardens, sanitary cleaning of plants and bushes, etc.);

4) the construction garbage garbage arising owing to reconstruction (including demolition), recoveries, strengthenings, upgrades of buildings structures, and also improvements of the territories;

5) garbage of the large sizes - the garbage arising owing to life activity of the person or in the course of activities of legal entities or individual entrepreneurs which sizes exceed one cubic meter and, proceeding from physical properties (the size, amount or weight), its collection, storage or transportation by the technical means provided for garbage;

6) trash can - the reservoir provided for accumulating of garbage which form and the size are established by the relevant Council of Elders of community;

7) refuse chute - complex of the engineering equipment which is built in apartment houses for collection, vertical transportation and temporary storage of garbage;

8) the garbage-disposal camera - the territory provided for temporary storage of garbage in apartment or public buildings;

9) the garbage platform - the platform intended for placement of trash cans by reservoir of 0,75 of cubic meters and more which location is determined according to sanitary standards and schemes of garbage removal of each settlement;

10) the reloading station - proceeding from ecological and cost efficiency, the station is intended for temporary storage, consolidation and possible sorting of garbage;

11) the center of collection of garbage - the specially allotted territory where the sorted garbage for the purpose of further utilization, reuse, conversion and neutralization gathers;


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