EU candidate country

Population: 2,9 Mio

Capital: Tirana

Municipal solid waste management in Albania is at a low level, the current level of recycling is almost nonexistent, and there is a complete lack of separate collection of the generated waste as most of it continues to be disposed of unsafely in legal and illegal dumpsites or burned. The target of the National Waste Management Plan 2010-2025 aims at recycling/ composting 25 % of MSW by 2015 and at recycling/composting 55 % of MSW by 2020.

EPR is currently not  included in the legislation.