Kosovo - Country Commercial Guide
Waste Management and Recycling
Last published date: 2022-08-05


Kosovo’s waste management issues continue to build as more and more of its citizens migrate to urban areas. Growing waste generation and lack of proper infrastructure creates opportunities for U.S. companies to provide a variety of waste management and recycling services, including basic waste collection, machinery, and equipment for waste management.

Local governments are responsible for waste management programs, and the Law on Waste regulates waste collection, transportation, treatment, storage, disposal, import, export, plans for environmental management, and the rights and obligations of licensed entities in the sector. The Ministry of Economy manages the publicly owned Kosovo Landfill Management Company (KLMC), which is responsible for supervising and managing disposal sites.

In May 2021, the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure (MMPHI) adopted the new Kosovo Integrated Waste Management Strategy for 2021 – 2030.. The strategy addresses current shortfalls and constraints in the waste management sector with the aim to protect public health and reduce environmental impact, while at the same time increasing business and employment opportunities transitioning forward towards a circular economy.

Leading Sub-Sectors

  • Waste collection
  • Waste treatment
  • Waste disposal
  • Recycling equipment and facilities
  • E-waste recycling, physical recycling, and chemical recycling
  • Legal and consulting services


  • Municipal waste management and recycling
  • Industrial waste management and recycling
  • Hazardous waste management


Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure (MMPHI)