Commercial waste ordinance

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Basic data
Title: Ordinance on the disposal of commercial municipal waste and of certain construction and demolition waste
Short title: Commercial waste ordinance
Abbreviation: GewAbfV
Type: Federal Ordinance
Scope: Federal Republic of Germany
Legal matter: Administrative law , environmental law
References : 2129-27-2-15
Original version from: June 19, 2002
( Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1938 )
Entry into force on: January 1, 2003
Last revision from: April 18, 2017
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 896 )
Entry into force of the
new version on:
predominantly August 1, 2017
Last change by: Art. 2 G of 5 July 2017
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 2234, 2260 )
Effective date of the
last change:
January 1, 2019
(Art. 3 G of July 5, 2017)
GESTA : N022
Please note the note on the applicable legal version.

The Commercial Waste Ordinance (GewAbfV) stipulates that commercial enterprises separate their waste , such as paper, wood, glass and metals, at the point of origin, in order to ensure the highest possible recycling of the waste. It does not apply to waste that is subject to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act or the Battery Act (Section 1 (4) of the Ordinance).

With the new version, a 15 year old regulation was modernized. The documentation requirement is now more extensive and there is an expanded waste separation . The previous five categories (paper, glass, plastics, metals, biowaste) have been supplemented by two more (wood and textiles).

The aim is to reduce waste incineration ( thermal waste treatment ) in commercial waste (currently around six million tons per year). The current recycling rate of 7 percent should increase to at least 30 percent.

Separate collection can be dispensed with if the separate collection of the respective waste fraction is technically not possible or economically unreasonable (Section 3 (2) GewAbfV).

Colored commercial waste identification

In many cities in Saxony , commercial waste is collected in red-colored bins and containers.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Precise waste separation required from August 2017 . In: Deutsche Handwerks Zeitung , July 21, 2017; Retrieved July 26, 2017
  2. The Commercial Waste Ordinance .; Retrieved July 26, 2017