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Traders and brokers of hazardous waste require a permit.

Dealers and brokers of hazardous waste require the permission of the competent authority in the federal state in which the company has its headquarters (§ 54 Act on the Promotion of the Circular Economy and Safeguarding the Environmentally Compatible Management of Waste - Circular Economy Act - KrWG). In all other cases of waste brokerage / waste trading, this activity must be reported to the competent authority (§ 53 KrWG). As part of the official procedure, the expertise and reliability of the farmer or the persons responsible for the management of the holding are checked, among other things.

Excluded from the permit requirement according to § 54 abs. 1 sentence 1 KrWG are according to paragraph 3 public waste disposal providers and waste disposal companies within the meaning of § 56 KrWG insofar as they are certified for the activity subject to permission. However, activities within the meaning of § 53 (1) KrWG are subject to the obligation to notify.
In order to specify the requirements and the procedures, the legislator has issued the Notification and Authorisation Ordinance (AbfAEV).

Detailed information on the application documents or the advertisement can also be found on the GOES website.


Further information on the approval of brokerage transactions can also be found on the website of the state government.

  • Act on the Promotion of the Circular Economy and Ensuring the Environmentally Sound Management of Waste (Circular Economy Act - KrWG),
  • Ordinance on the Notification and Permit Procedure for Collectors, Carriers, Dealers and Brokers of Waste (Notification and Permit Ordinance - AbfAEV),
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif) - VwGebV.

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  • KrWG
  • AbfAEV
  • VwGebV

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