Shipments of waste in Germany and Europe Consent Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

As a company, do you want to transport waste across state borders? You will then be subject to the rules of the EC Regulation on shipments of waste.

All waste for disposal and recovery to be transported across national borders must in principle be notified and must be approved by the authorities involved in the country of dispatch and reception.

This consent may be given as to:

  • Consent without conditions,
  • Consent with conditions
  • Objection sift.

Exceptions to the notification requirement can be contacted by the competent authority.

The information and documents to be submitted are listed in Annex II of EU Regulation 1013/2006.

Related Links

  • NGS - Notification

Related Links

  • NGS - Notification


Consent shall be given if the notification has been duly carried out, the documents submitted are complete and no objections are raised.


'movement' means the transport of waste intended for recovery or disposal which takes place or is to take place:
(a) between two States or
(b) between a State and overseas countries and territories or other territories under the protection of that State;
(c) between a State and a land area which does not belong to any State under international law;
(d) between a state and Antarctica;
(e) from a State through one of the above-mentioned territories;
(f) within a State by one of the above-mentioned territories and which begins and ends in the same State;
(g) from a geographical area which is not subject to the jurisdiction of a State to a State.

Related Links

  • Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste (VVA)
  • Waste Shipment Act (AbfVerbrG)
  • Federal Environment Agency - Consolidated Waste Lists
  • Article 11, Art.12 REGULATION (EC) No 1013/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE RATES (14 June 2006) on the shipment of waste
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 of 29 November 2007 on the export of certain waste stake listed in Annex III and IIIA to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council to certain countries not covered by the OECD Decision on the Control of Transboundary Shipments of Waste
  • EU Waste Framework Directive - Directive 2008/98/EC

After receipt of all necessary documents, the dispatch authority checks whether the notification has been carried out correctly, sends the documents to the destination authority and to all the transit authorities concerned within three working days, if the assessment is positive, and inform the notifier. However, the dispatch authority may refuse to forward the documents if it requests documents within the three working days or raises an objection to the notification.

No later than three working days after receipt of the documents, including those previously requested, the competent authority shall send a so-called acknowledgement of receipt at the place of destination. Even if the notification is carried out correctly, the dispatch authority may request further documents necessary for the assessment for approval. However, it is obliged to forward the notification. In this case, the destination authority may not send an acknowledgement of receipt until it receives a notification from the dispatch authority that these requested documents have also been received. No later than 30 days after the receipt has been sent, all the authorities involved shall submit their decision on the planned notification. This is done by:

  • Consent without conditions or
  • Consent subject to conditions or
  • Objection sift.

Related Links

  • NGS - Notification

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