Population: 6 Mio
Management of municipal solid waste do not comply with sanitary and environmental requirements, For example, Bishkek municipal landfill (lacking bottom-sealing to prevent the pollution of soil and groundwater) designed for 3.3 million cubic meters presently contains 24 million cubic meters of household waste.
The collection of municipal waste in urban areas has been drastically reduced since the beginning of the 1990s due to the financial difficulties experienced by the municipal sector. In rural areas, many settlements do not have any regular waste collection at all.
EPR is currently not included in the legislation.