Commercial waste

Industrial waste is household and bulky waste-like waste from trade, commerce, industry and the service sector. Traders must collect and transport their waste separately and, as a matter of priority, prepare for re-use or recycling. The following recyclables must be recorded separately (Section 3 (1) GewAbfV): Paper, paperboard and cardboard, with the exception of hygiene paper, Glass Plastics Metals Wood Textiles Biowaste in accordance with Section 3(7) of the Circular Economy Act and Non-separable residual waste can be disposed of via the residual waste bin of the relevant public waste disposal agency (Section 7 GewAbfV). You can find out which waste disposal vehicle is responsible for you in your region here: Overview Public-law waste disposal agencies and special waste company https://service.brandenburg.de/lis/detail.php/305813 In the event that a separate recording is either technically impossible or economically unreasonable, a mixed recording of industrial waste is exceptionally permitted. Larger quantities of mixed industrial waste must be disposed of by a private waste management company. Disposal by private waste management companies is usually only permitted if the waste is disposed of in a special waste disposal facility for industrial waste (pre-treatment plant, Section 4 GewAbfV). Commercial waste producers must comply with the separation obligations and also check the existence of exceptions themselves and document them adequately. The relevant documentation must be available digitally to the competent authority at any time upon request.


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A breach of the requirement to keep separate is an administrative offence and is punishable by a fine, as is the non-use of a waste container. For further information, see The Communication M34 of the National Waste Working Group (LAGA) - Enforcement Notes on the Industrial Waste Ordinance: https://www.laga-online.de/documents/m34_vollzugshinweise_gewabfv_endfassung_11022019_inh-red_aenderung_1554388381.pdf The disposal of hazardous waste i.e. waste which poses a risk to health and/or the environment according to defined hazard characteristics is subject to proof for owners, producers, collectors, carriers and disposal companies on the basis of the Circular Economy Act and the Proof Ordinance. For owners, producers, collectors, carriers and disposal companies of hazardous waste, and Disposal companies handling and storing waste, as well as Disposal of non-hazardous waste there is also a registration requirement. Further explanations on the detection procedure and on the keeping of registers as well as on exceptions, restrictions are explained in the "Enforcement aids for the waste detection procedure". Enforcement aids for the waste detection procedure - M 27 http://www.laga-online.de/servlet/is/23874/M27_2030909.pdf?command=downloadContent&filename=M27_2030909.pdf
Ordinance on the Management of Municipal Industrial Waste and Certain Construction and Demolition Waste (Commercial Waste Ordinance) https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/gewabfv_2017 Statutes of the relevant public-law disposal agencies

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Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development (MLUL) of the State of Brandenburg, Division 5

Last update or date of publication
06.09.2019