Population: 7,3 Mio

Capital: Sofia

Bulgaria generated in 2014 442 kg of municipal waste per capita. 23% of it was recycled, 2% composted, 2% incinerated and 74% landfilled (EUROSTAT). Bulgaria has a relatively well-developed municipal waste collection system, and presently about 98% of the population is provided with collection services. The services are financed through the municipal waste tax. The private sector is largely involved in the collection of municipal waste, and its market share exceeds 80%.

EPR is applied to packaging, batteries, and WEEE. Product fees are applicable if recycling targets/compliance requirements are not met.