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Shipments of waste in Germany and Europe Consent for waste according to the "yellow" waste list and all other waste destined for disposal

All waste which is to be disposed of or otherwise recycled and transported across national borders must in principle be notified. The notification procedure allows competent authorities to monitor cross-border shipments of waste. In particular, the export of hazardous waste to countries with low environmental and safety standards is to be prevented.

Notification must therefore be made of:

  • all waste that is disposed of (exception: waste for laboratory analysis, max. 25 kg),
  • all waste listed in Annex IV for recovery (so-called "Yellow List" waste),
  • all waste listed in Annex V, Part 1, List A, for recovery (hazardous waste in accordance with Annex VIII to the Basel Convention),
  • all waste not listed as a single entry in Annexes III, IIIA, IIIB, IV or IVA for recovery or waste mixtures for recovery.

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

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

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