The Ministry of Public Health of Thailand announced “Ministerial Regulation regarding Management of Toxic and Hazardous Waste from Communities B.E. 2563 (2020)” in the Royal Gazette on 22 October 2020 by virtue of Public Health Act B.E. 2535 (1992). The regulation set out a principle and standard for the management of hazardous wastes generated from households, such as batteries, electric bulb, end-of-life electric products, spray can, chemical-contaminated containers and etc.
Under the framework of the Public Health Act, local governments are responsible for the collection and disposal of wastes generated from households. The ministerial regulation requires municipalities to arrange waste storage containers, collection points, or central storage premises. Households and wastes generators shall segregate hazardous wastes from general solid wastes or infectious wastes for separate collection.
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