In 2009, the main priority was the coordination and organisation of the activities related to the draft National Environment Strategy 2009–18 and the related strategic action plan with the Directorates and Regional Offices of the Ministry of the Environment and Water, the competent State institutions, municipalities, academia, business, NGOs and others.
Another priority is the preparation of a strategy outlining the general framework for the management of waste from the construction and demolition of buildings. During the year, the implementation of priority measures set out in the national programme for waste management activities, including the complete establishment of a system of 55 regional facilities for the treatment of household waste continued. It was agreed to develop a mechanism to control the payment of product fees from people who marketed products after the use of which is accounted for widespread waste.
Information sheets identifying landfills and the sites accepting waste oils, discarded electrical and electronic equipment, etc., for treatment were prepared (http://www.moew.government.bg).