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Waste and Disposal - Waste Officers

The fundamentally amended Waste Management Ordinance (AbfBeauftrV) came into force on June 1, 2017. This means that many companies that have not yet appointed a waste officer are required to appoint a waste officer. This includes...

The fundamentally amended Waste Management Ordinance (AbfBeauftrV) came into force on June 1, 2017. This means that many companies that have not yet appointed a waste officer are required to appoint a waste officer. This includes manufacturers and distributors and take-back systems in the area of product responsibility (BattG, ElektroG, VerpackV and voluntary take-back systems).

Note: Anyone who is obliged to appoint a waste management officer and does not comply with this obligation can be prosecuted with a fine of up to 10,000 euros in accordance with Section 69 (2) No. 14 KrWG.

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Address and contact information

Address

Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture Authority
Waste Management
Neuenfelder Straße 19 21109 Hamburg

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Phone

+49 40 42840

Facility info

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Public transport

S3/S31 Wilhelmsburg, Bus 13/151/152/154/156/252 Dratelnstraße

Important notes

Prerequisites

The waste officer must provide the following evidence prior to the order:
  • professional qualification
  • at least one year of practical experience
  • regular participation in relevant courses
  • reliability

Documents required

  • Documents to prove the technical qualification. More information can be found in § 9 AbfBeauftrV. The following documents are required:
    • proof of professional qualification
    • proof of one year of practical experience as well as
    • a certificate of participation in the most recently attended recognized course for waste management officers
  • Documents confirming reliability. For this purpose, a police clearance certificate not older than six months must be submitted (§ 8 AbfBeauftrV).

Please note

Duties and rights of a waste officer
The basics for a waste officer are regulated in § 59 KrWG (Circular Economy Act), the rights and obligations result from § 60 KrWG.
One of the tasks of a waste officer is to monitor the type and quality of the waste produced and its path from generation to disposal. He monitors compliance with legal regulations and official requirements in the company.
In addition to these obligations, there are also various rights. For example, the waste officer has the right to speak to management, he has the right to support in fulfilling his duties and he must be able to take part in the necessary training courses.

Deadlines

A waste officer must attend a corresponding recognized course every two years.

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

If a company regularly appoints a waste officer, nothing further needs to be done.
You can apply for:
  • Appointment of a non-employee waste officer (§ 5),
  • Performance of the task by a waste officer in your group (§ 6) or
  • the exemption from the obligation to appoint a waste officer (§ 7).

Processing time

The processing time is very short if the documents are complete.

Fees

Fees are based on the
environmental fee schedule numbers: 2.3.28; 2.3.29; 2.3.30

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