“The Complex Plan of Measures for Improvement of Ecological Situation in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2006-2010 years” was approved by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on September 28, 2006 with the purpose of settling the existing ecological problems systematically in Absheron region. This complex plan of measures has a great importance for the enhancement of environment in Baku and Absheron peninsula.

The Complex Plan of Measures reflects all major activities aimed at enhancing the existing environmental situation. So, the measures and other issues related to the improvement of ecological situation of Baku Bay, Bibi-Heybat area, surrounding area of International Airport named after Heydar Aliyev, the lakes of Absheron peninsula, oil-contaminated lands, groundwater-flooded areas and other lands polluted with industrial wastes have been reflected in the Complex Plan of Measures.

The settlement of issues related to collection, transportation and placement of solid household waste in Absheron are among the duties approved in the Complex Plan of measures.

According to the Decree of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Improvement of Management of Solid Household Waste in Baku city” as of August 6, 2008, the collection, transportation of all kind of solid household wastes, regardless of its origin of generation remains under the competences of Baku city Executive Power. According to the Decree the newly established “Tamiz Shahar” JSC carries out the works related to improvement of ecological situation of the city through placement and disposal of the solid household wastes in accordance with the modern standards.

“Tamiz Shahar” JSC was entered into the state registration on March 12, 2009 and launched its activity. “Tamiz Shahar” JSC being a state enterprise has built its administrative activity independently, the supervision of its management and overall activity is carried out by the State Committee for Property Issues and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as by a Supervisory Board functioning under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Development.

“Tamiz shahar” JSC was entrusted with the function of management, placement and disposal of household wastes in accordance with modern standards, carrying out this process in an organized manner, as well as improvement of environmental situation of the city and development of this field based on the principles of market economy.