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A significant share of waste edible oil and fat is exported to the EU for processing into biodiesel.


The indicator shows annual amounts of waste edible oils and fats generated and collected, as well as methods of their recovery.

Waste edible oils and fats represent a fraction of municipal waste with the classification number 20 01 25. The management of waste edible oils and fats (hereinafter: waste edible oils) generated by kitchens in the industry, trade, service, education, health-care, public administration and other sectors is defined in the Rules on the management of waste edible oils and fats (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 42/04). Among other provisions, the Rules stipulate that waste edible oils cannot be mixed with other types of waste, released into the municipal sewer system, septic tanks or directly into water, nor can they be discharged on the soil surface or underground.


Charts

Figure OD10-1: Quantity of produced and collected oil waste
Sources: 

Waste Management Database, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2009

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2004 2005 2006
produced t 1616 1649 1770
collected t 1385 1511 1579
Figure OD10-2: Edible oil waste and fats managment
Sources: 

Waste Management Database, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2009

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2004 2005 2006
processing t 483 219 125
disposal t 3 8 11
export to the EU t 1203 1212 1087

Goals

To separate edible oil from other fractions of municipal waste and ensure recovery.


Following the adoption of the Rules, annual reports were compiled for 2004 and 2005. Data provided by the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia suggest that the quantity of waste edible oils and fats generated and collected has been rising slightly. A large portion of waste edible oils is exported to the EU and processed into biodiesel. The production of biodiesel on the industrial level requires an environmental protection permit as stipulated in the Decree on activities and installations causing large-scale environmental pollution (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 97/04). So far, no permits have been issued for the production of biodiesel from waste edible oils in the Republic of Slovenia.

Data by the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia indicate no significant changes in the quantities of produced, collected and recovered waste edible oils. The most common type of further handling continues to be the export of oils to other EU members. In addition, records kept by the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia show that no production of biodiesel from waste edible oils on the industrial level takes place in Slovenia.


The data are derived from reports by liable entities for the previous year which must be submitted by March 31 of the current year. Data on waste edible oils were submitted by:
- generators of waste edible oils who are required to submit reports in compliance with the Rules on the management of waste (Official Gazette of the RS, nos. 84/98, 45/00, 20/01, 13/03),
- collectors of waste edible oils, who submitted reports on the collected waste edible oils and their management in compliance with the Rules on the management of waste,
- processors of waste edible oils, who submitted reports on organic kitchen waste received and processed,
- public service providers, who submitted reports in compliance with the Order on the management of separately collected fractions in the public service of urban waste management (Official Gazette of the RS, no. 21/01),
- landfill operators, who submitted reports on landfilled organic kitchen waste.

The content of each report is examined and, in the event of any discrepancies, verified with each liable entity. All data are entered into the database.


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