Shipments of waste in Germany and Europe Consent for waste according to the "yellow" waste list and all other waste destined for disposal

Within the European Union (EU) including the EEA countries as well as Switzerland, the cross-border import or export of waste is permitted. To do so, you must have previously carried out an authorisation procedure (notification procedure). This procedure is mandatory for all waste on the Yellow Waste List. Note: Cross-border import and export of waste is subject to different rules, depending on the Classification of waste (green or yellow waste list), type of disposal (recovery or disposal) and Recipient State. You can find out which wastes are classified and how in the Consolidated Waste Lists of the Basel Convention Focal Point. The notification shall be valid for a maximum of one year. The authorities may also authorise different periods of time. In this case, import or export is permitted for as long as the consents of all authorities are valid. Only information requirements apply to the export of "green" waste for recovery within the EU.

Check with the competent authority what documents are necessary in your case.


The necessary forms are set out in Regulation (EC) 1013/2006. A personal appearance of the applicant is not required.

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Preconditions
The waste is either intended for disposal or listed in the Yellow Waste List.

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Waste may only be imported and exported through certain customs offices. A list of all eligible customs offices can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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As an exporter, you must request the planned shipment in writing to the competent authority of the place of dispatch. To do this, use the notification form. Note: The forms can be obtained from relevant specialist publishers. Sample forms (notification and accompanying form) as well as a filling instruction are available for download on the pages of the Federal Environment Agency. The competent authority shall examine the application and involve the authorities of the recipient State and, in certain circumstances, the transit States in the further proceedings. The authority of the place of dispatch and the recipient state must give written consent to the import or export, in the case of transit states, tacit consent is possible. As an exporter, you will receive written consent by post from the competent authority of the place of dispatch and the competent authority of the place of destination and possibly by the authority responsible for transit If one of the authorities objects to the import or executable, you will receive it in writing.