Regulations No. (27) of 2005
Management of Solid Waste Regulations
Issued by Virtue of Sub-paragraph 8 of Paragraph A of Article 23 of the
Environmental Protection Law No. (1) of 2003
These Regulations shall be cited as the Management of Solid Waste Regulations of
2005, and shall be effective as of the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
A. The following terms and expressions wherever appearing herein, shall have the
meanings assigned to them hereunder unless the context provides otherwise:
The Ministry: The Ministry of the Environment
The Minister: The Minister of the Environment.
Solid Waste: Solid and semi-solid materials, to be treated or disposed of,
resulting from any activity, and not included in the definition of Harmful and
Hazardous Waste appearing in the Management, Transportation and Handling of
Harmful and Hazardous Substances Regulations in force.
Solid Waste Management: All activities relayed to Solid Waste, including the
stages of sorting, collection, transport, storage, treatment, recycling and final
Solid Waste Treatment: Any natural, biological or chemical environmentally
sound process that is applied to Solid Waste prior to final disposal.
Waste Dump: The location designated by the Ministry for the final disposal of
B. The definitions of the terms appearing in the Environmental Protection Law in
force shall apply herein.
The provisions of these Regulations shall govern the Management of Solid Waste, in
such a manner as to protect the Environment and public health.
The Ministry, in cooperation and coordination with entities concerned with Solid
Waste Management, shall have the following duties and authorities:
A. Preparing plans related to Solid Waste Management and the projects necessary
for the implementation thereof.
B. Defining the specifications of the equipment used in Solid Waste Management,
and rules for the collection, sorting, transportation, storage, recycling, treatment
and disposal of Solid Waste.
C. Identifying the method of rehabilitation of a Waste Dump that has been shut
D. Conducting studies and data collection related to Solid Waste Management, and
the tabulation and analysis thereof and presentation of recommendations thereon.
E. Organizing general cleanliness campaigns.
F. Implementing training and awareness programs in the field of Solid Waste
Every party that conducts Solid Waste Management activities or from whose
activities Solid Waste results shall be obligated to:
A. Provide the qualified manpower resources for Solid Waste Management and
public safety measures for its workers.
B. Provide the vehicles, containers and equipment needed for Solid Waste
C. Monitor the collection of Solid Waste and setting the route thereof, and
transportation thereof to locations designated for disposal thereof.
D. Place containers in the appropriate locations and maintain them, and replace
them when destroyed.
E. Take the measures necessary to prevent hazardous waste reaching Solid Waste
containers and transportation means.
F. Keep regular records in which are listed the quantities and sources of Solid
Waste, and the methods of treatment thereof, and the vehicles operating in this
G. Supervise sorting, excavation and landfill activities, and monitoring the
compliance with the stipulations appearing in Solid Waste Management
H. Forbid the burning of Solid Waste or the disposal thereof in an exposed manner.
The Ministry shall specify the locations of Waste Dumps, after consulting with the
concerned official and civil entities.
The Minister shall issue the instructions necessary for the implementation of the
provisions of these Regulations.
Faisal Bin Al-Hussein