Commercial waste

Commercial waste is waste similar to household and bulky waste from trade, commerce, industry and the service sector. Traders must collect and transport their waste separately and, as a matter of priority, prepare it for re-use or recycling. The following recyclables must be recorded separately (§ 3 para. 1 GewAbfV): paper, paperboard and cardboard other than tissue paper, glass synthetics metals wood textiles Biowaste according to § 3 paragraph 7 of the Circular Economy Act and Inseparable residual waste can be disposed of via the residual waste bin of the respective responsible public waste disposal provider (§ 7 GewAbfV). You can find out which waste disposal provider in your region is responsible for you here: Overview of public waste disposal providers and hazardous waste companies https://service.brandenburg.de/lis/detail.php/305813 In the event that separate collection is either not technically possible or economically unreasonable, a mixed collection of commercial waste is exceptionally permitted. Larger quantities of mixed commercial waste must be disposed of at a private waste disposal company. Disposal via private waste disposal companies is usually only permitted if the waste is disposed of in a special disposal plant for commercial waste (pre-treatment plant, § 4 GewAbfV). Commercial waste producers must comply with the separation obligations and also check the existence of exceptions themselves and document them sufficiently. It shall be possible to make the relevant documentation available digitally to the competent authority at any time upon request.


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A violation of the separation requirement constitutes an administrative offence and is punishable by a fine, as is the non-use of a waste container. The disposal of hazardous waste i.e. waste that poses a risk to health and/or the environment according to defined hazard characteristics is subject to proof on the basis of the Circular Economy Act and the Verification Ordinance for owners, producers, collectors, carriers and disposal companies. for owners, producers, collectors, carriers and disposers of hazardous waste and waste disposal companies that treat and store waste, and Disposal company of non-hazardous waste there is also an obligation to register. Further explanations on the verification procedure and the keeping of the register as well as on exceptions and limitations are explained in the "Enforcement aids to the waste law verification procedure".
Ordinance on the Management of Commercial Municipal Waste and Certain Construction and Demolition Waste (Commercial Waste Ordinance) https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/gewabfv_2017 Statutes of the respective responsible public waste disposal authorities

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

Last update or date of publication
06.09.2019