Report wild garbage

If you want to report "wild garbage," contact your city's or county's lower waste department.

"Wild waste" refers to waste that is illegally deposited in the open countryside, in forests or on streams, as well as in public places outside the designated waste containers.

These can be, for example, household and bulky waste, construction rubble, construction site waste, car wrecks, but also excess excavated soil (loose and solid rocks that are excavated or removed during construction work). It is "wild garbage" even if the waste has been covered with soil.

The dumping of "wild garbage" is prohibited and constitutes an administrative offence. It can be subject to a fine.

If the perpetrator of the "wild garbage" can be identified, he will be charged for the disposal costs incurred.

  • Description of the site
  • if applicable, photos of the place of discovery


As a property owner, you usually also need to take care of the disposal of waste that has been deposited on your property against your will.

Incidentally, the public waste disposal authorities are responsible for the disposal of "wild waste".

State waste laws and municipal statutes

Related Links

  • Circular Economy Act (KrWG)
  • ยง 6 State Waste Management Act (LAbfWG)

Please report "Wild garbage" to the lower waste authority of your place of residence. This takes care of the disposal.

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