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Commercial transport of waste Permit


Anyone wishing to transport hazardous waste commercially requires a permit (transport permit). The permit is granted upon application by the competent authority and may be subject to conditions and obligations.

The permit requirement on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany also applies to the transboundary shipment of waste. A notification procedure does not replace a transport permit.

For waste that is not classified as hazardous, a notification of commercial transport is required.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the State Trade Inspectorate Hildesheim (Central Support Office for Waste, Genetic Engineering and Equipment Safety (ZUS AGG)).

This procedure can also be handled by a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

Which documents are required?

The documents are required in accordance with Section 9 (1) of the Notification and Permission Ordinance (AbfAEV).

What are the fees?

The amount of the fees is determined - in accordance with Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 of the General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 2.1.37 - depending on the time spent. However, a minimum of EUR 50.00 and a maximum of EUR 2600.00 will be charged.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months

What else should I know?

A company that is a waste management company in accordance with § 56 of the Closed Substance Cycle Management Act (KrWG) and is certified for the respective activity does not require a permit. A notification of the commercial transport of waste must be submitted to the competent authority.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)