Municipality intermediation of organised waste removal and waste handling services conforms to the Constitution.

The Chancellor of Justice found that although the Waste Act provision infringes on entrepreneurship freedom, it does not violate the Constitution. The infringement on entrepreneurship freedom is not severe because, although the new system could cause additional expenses to a waste removal company (having been used to settle the services on its own, the company now needs to reorganise its work), the company’s overall business risk will be reduced (the local government will be dealing with clients not paying their bills). In summary, the Chancellor of Justice adopted the opinion that the values protected by these goals (human health, clean living environment, and nature) are very important, therefore the infringement on entrepreneurship freedom is justified.

The Chancellor of Justice’s opinion confirmed once more that Tallinn is on the right track and the new system is worth developing and improving.