Commercial waste Disposal
For the environmentally sound disposal of commercial municipal waste, certain construction and demolition waste and other waste listed in the annex to the ordinance, the legislator has adopted the Industrial Waste Ordinance (GewAbfV). In order to ensure the proper and harmless and highest possible recovery of waste, separate storage requirements have been introduced for certain wastes. The rules of the GewAbfV must be observed by the industrial producers of the abovementioned waste and those who own it without having to produce it. This includes operators of certain pre-treatment plants. The following commercial municipal waste must be kept separately, stored, collected, transported and recycled: Paper and cardboard glass synthetics metals biodegradable kitchen and canteen waste, biodegradable garden and park waste and market waste. Waste can be mixed if it is fed to a pre-treatment plant in accordance with Section 4 GewAbfV and it is ensured that it is sorted out there in largely the same quantity and material purity and is recycled materially or energetically. For this purpose, the mixture must be limited to certain substances. Construction and demolition waste must be kept separately, stored, collected, transported and recycled as follows, provided that it is produced separately: glass synthetics Metals, including alloys Concrete, with the exception of concrete containing hazardous substances Bricks, with the exception of bricks containing hazardous substances Tiles, bricks, ceramics, unless they contain hazardous substances Mixtures of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics, unless they contain hazardous substances. In the case of hazardous waste, it must also in principle be kept separately, stored, collected, transported and disposed of properly. In the case of hazardous waste, it must also in principle be kept separately, stored, collected, transported and disposed of properly. An exception to the requirement for separate storage is possible in individual cases, inter alia, if the separation or subsequent sorting is not technically possible or economically unreasonable, in particular due to the small quantity. The Industrial Waste Ordinance does not apply to waste that is subject to the statutory duty to take back, such as .B batteries and packaging. Non-recyclable waste must be left to the public waste disposal company, provided that it has not been excluded. You have to take care of the disposal of other waste yourself, as there is no obligation to provide information on commercial municipal waste.
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. The disposal of hazardous waste is subject to proof on the basis of the Circular Economy Act and the Ordinance on Proof of Evidence for owners, producers, collectors, carriers and disposal companies. 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 - M 27". Enforcement aids for the waste detection procedure - M 27
Industrial Waste Ordinance (GewAbfV): https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/gewabfv_2017 Statutes of public waste disposal agencies
Further information on the Industrial Waste Ordinance can be found in the enforcement instructions of the Federal Government/Länder Working Group on Waste (LAGA) Further explanations on the detection procedure and on the keeping of registers as well as on exceptions and restrictions are explained in the "Enforcement Aids for Waste Detection Procedure-M 27".
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