According to Decree-Law 102-D/20201 (General Regime for Waste Management), the responsibility for waste management, including the respective costs, lies with the initial waste producer*. They must also, in accordance with the principles of the waste hierarchy and of the protection of human health and the environment, ensure the treatment of the waste, and to this end may resort, depending on the type of waste

  • To a dealer or a waste broker;
  • A waste treatment operator;
  • An entity in charge of specific waste flow management systems;
  • To a municipal or multimunicipal waste collection and/or treatment system.

Thus, UTAD is responsible for the management of its waste within the campus until the licensed operators collect it. Thus, it is necessary that there are rules for the management of waste produced at UTAD.

According to the legislation, there are several types of waste divided into two major groups, namely non-hazardous waste and hazardous waste.

* “Waste producer” means any natural or legal person whose activity produces waste, i.e. an initial waste producer, or who carries out pre-processing, mixing or other operations that change the nature or composition of this waste (according to article 3.1.v) of Decree-Law 102-D/2020)”.

 

 

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