Waste and Disposal - Issuing permits to trade and broker hazardous waste
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(Hamburg) Für das gewerbsmäßige Befördern, Sammeln, Handeln und Makeln gefährlicher Abfälle müssen Sie eine Erlaubnis beantragen.
Anyone who collects, transports, trades or brokers hazardous waste generally requires a permit. Anyone who already has a waste transport license or brokerage license under previous waste law can continue to use it as long as the license is still valid and no significant changes have occurred. Otherwise a permit is required.
Permission can
  • nationwide or for one or more federal states,
  • indefinitely or for a specific period of time,
  • for all types of waste that have been declared hazardous or for selected types of waste in accordance with the Waste List Ordinance (AVV).
Excluded from the permit requirement for hazardous waste are the public waste disposal authorities and waste disposal companies by law. Further exceptions to the permit requirement are possible by ordinance or special law. Such exceptions currently apply to
  • collectors, carriers, dealers and brokers of hazardous waste operating within the framework of commercial enterprises,
  • collectors and transporters of hazardous waste for recycling, which is taken back by the manufacturer or distributor voluntarily or on the basis of an ordinance,
  • collectors and transporters of end-of-life vehicles,
  • collectors, transporters, dealers and brokers of hazardous waste batteries,
  • collectors, transporters, dealers and brokers of hazardous electrical and electronic equipment,
  • Collectors and transporters of hazardous waste who collect or transport waste by sea vessels and
  • Hazardous waste collectors and carriers who transport waste as part of parcel, express and courier services.
The following documents are required for the permit procedure:
  • Completed application form
  • Copy of the current business registration
  • Current extract from the commercial register (if entered in the commercial register)
  • Information / information from the central trade register for submission directly to an authority
  • Certificate of good conduct, document type OG, for submission directly to an authority stating the purpose
  • Waste broker permit according to § 54 KrWG
  • Qualifications, e.g. B. relevant course certificates and evidence of previous practical experience.


not specified


Other mediation and trading transactions, e.g. B. with non-hazardous waste must usually be reported in accordance with § 53 KrWG.
Act to Promote the Circular Economy and Ensuring the Environmentally Compatible Management of Waste (KrWG) (gesetze-im-internet.de)
  • Section 54 Collectors, carriers, dealers and brokers of hazardous waste
Ordinance on the notification and permit procedure for collectors, transporters, dealers and brokers of waste
  • Notification and Permission Ordinance (AbfAEV)

Related Links

  • Carriers, dealers, brokers according to the KrWG
  • Contact waste transport
  • Section 54 Circular Economy Act (KrWG)
  • Notification and Permission Ordinance (AbfAEV)
  • Section 72 paragraph 6 of the Closed Substance Cycle Act (KrWG)
The application for a permit must be submitted in writing using the form provided for this purpose.

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