Secrétariat d'Etat auprès du Ministre de l'Intérieur, des Collectivités Locales et de
l'Environnement, chargé de l'Environnement
Avenue de l'Indépendance, Palais Mustapha
Telephone: (213 2) 65 91 58/67 04 70
Telefax: (213 2) 66 40 32/67 05 81
National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Algeria.
Any residue of a process of transformation or using or in general any substance or product and any personal estate that the property or the holder wants to get rid of or eliminate.
National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Algeria.
Hazardous special wastes: all special waste which by its constituents or by characteristics of hazardous matters that hold back are susceptible to be harmful to public health and for the environment.
Algeria regulates/controls additional wastes as hazardous that are not included in Art. 1 (1)a of the Basel Convention and would be controlled for the purpose of transboundary movements pursuant to Art. 1 (1)b.
In Algeria there are no wastes other than those pursuant to Art. 1 (1)a and/or Art. 1 (1)b of the Basel Convention that require special consideration when subjected to transboundary movement.
Law no 01-19 of 12/12/2001 related to the management, control and disposal of wastes.
Economic instruments/ initiatives
Tax on pollutant and hazardous activities; incentive tax encouraging the reduction of stocks of industrials wastes (2002); and incentive tax encouraging waste care activities.
Measures taken by industries/waste generators
The generators and/or holders of hazardous special wastes are required to insure or ensure by their own the collection, sorting, transport, stocking, valorization and the elimination of their wastes.
Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures
The measures taken for reduction of the amount of hazardous wastes and other wastes subject to the transboundary movemnt are the same as the measures taken for reduction and/or elimination of hazardous waste generation.