Indication of an activity as collector, carrier, dealer and broker of waste Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

collectors, transporters, dealers and brokers of waste to notify the competent authority of the activities of their establishment before commencing them. An exception is made for companies that hold a permit for this activity in accordance with §54 KrWG and for commercial enterprises that collect or transport no more than 2 tons of hazardous waste or 20 tons of non-hazardous waste in a calendar year.

Notification is/are required:

  • any undertaking which collects, transports, trades or brokers waste
  • public - legal disposal companies, if they trade or broker hazardous waste
  • Specialist waste management companies that are exempt from the obligation to obtain a permit in accordance with §54
  • Collectors and transporters who collect or transport hazardous waste for recovery in accordance with §12 AbfAEV within the framework of voluntary or prescribed take-back
  • Collectors and transporters collect or transport the end-of-life vehicles within the scope of the transfer according to § 4 of the End-of-Life Vehicles Ordinance
  • Business registration
  • Extract from the commercial register,

    if the applicant is a legal person

  • Waste law-related establishment number(s) ,

    as collector, carrier, broker or dealer of waste (if already granted)

  • Specialist disposal company certificate,

    or certificate of registration as a certified EMAS organisation (if the organisation has the relevant certification)

  • Transaction number of the first display,

    (if you want to create a change notification)


The owner of an establishment as well as the persons responsible for the management and supervision of the establishment must be reliable and have the necessary expertise and knowledge for their work.

There are different requirements for the technical and expert knowledge for companies that

  • carry out the collection, transport, trade and brokerage of waste on a professional basis

These include companies with a permanent independent activity aimed at making a profit precisely by collecting, transporting, trading or brokering waste. By this is meant undertakings whose object consists wholly or partly in the collection, transport, trade or brokerage of waste against payment, or whose object includes at least a significant proportion of the waste produced during the demolition operation. Companies that operate commercially are subject to stricter requirements with regard to the necessary technical and professional competence of the owner and the responsible persons.

  • Enterprises which collect, transport, trade and broker waste within the framework of commercial enterprises

Collection and transport "within the framework of economic operators" is when the main purpose of the operator is not the collection, transport, trade or brokerage of waste but another service. Examples are craftsmen who collect waste from their own activities or dismantle/replaced components from customers.


A copy or printout of the notification confirmed by the authority shall be carried by the collector and transporter during transport.

  • Kreislaufwirtschafts- und Abfallgesetz
  • Verordnung über die Nachweisführung bei der Entsorgung von Abfällen

According to the notification, the company must submit the notification to the competent waste management authority. For this purpose, a form is to be filled in, which can be found in the section "Form/Online Services".

The notification can also be prepared electronically and sent to the authority. The corresponding link can be found in the "Form/Online-Services" section.

After receipt of the notification, the authority checks its completeness and assigns an identification number if necessary. If the notification has been submitted in full, a written confirmation of receipt will be issued. The documents are to be retained. In case of substantial changes, the notification must be made again.

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