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Garden waste disposal

Garden waste can either be disposed of in the organic waste bin or delivered directly to the nearest collection point for garden waste. In addition, it is also possible to recycle it on one's own property, in particular by leaving it lying around, undermining it, ploughing it under or composting it. The exploitation on your own property does not require a permit.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the independent city, the cities of Cuxhaven, Göttingen and Lüneburg or their waste disposal companies, the special purpose associations waste management Celle and Hildesheim, the Hanover region as well as the municipal institutions under public law in Goslar, the Heidekreis, Lüneburg, Nienburg, Peine and Wolfsburg.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

The fees are set out in the fee statutes of the competent authority. Please contact the competent authority or find out more on their website.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Legal basis

Waste Statute and Waste Fee Statute of the competent authority

What else should I know?

The recovery of garden waste takes precedence over its disposal. Under strict conditions, garden waste may also be disposed of as vegetable waste by incineration

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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