The Packaging Law requires those in charge of waste collection, among them the local municipalities, to determine the guidelines regarding the sorting of packaging waste, as well as to set a schedule for the collection and disposal of sorted packaging waste, as of March 1,2011.
According to the policy of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, local authorities may determine one of the following sorting methods for packaging waste:
Three tracks or Packaging waste (orenge container)
Designated tracks (subject to approval by Tamir)
Failure to set one of the above methods constitutes non-compliance with the provisions of the Packaging Law.
Furthermore, the Packaging Law stipulates that every local authority is obliged to enter into an agreement with a recognized body under which the recognized body is responsible for financing the sorting, collection and disposal of packaging waste, as determined by the local authorities’ schedules and agreements.
The wording of this agreement, and its conditions, must be approved by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and the terms must be identical for all municipalities.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection approved the agreement submitted by Tamir, and its appendices, and they can be viewed below:
As part of Tamir's renewed recognition, dated November 30, 2016, the Ministry of Environmental Protection approved a binding amendment to the agreement with a waste disposal entity. Accordingly, each local authority is required to sign the attached appendix, which includes changes, in addition to signing the engagement agreement itself.