Waste information

General Information

Before waste may be put into land fill, the waste holder must provide basic information about the waste in the form of a waste information notice (‘Abfallinformation’).

Caution

In genral, these rules also apply for traders from EU Member States that have their registered office in Austria.

There is an essential distinction between:

  • Waste information notice to the authorised specialist person/institute
  • Waste information notice to the land fill proprietor

Depending on the type of waste, the quantity of waste and the frequency of occurrence (regularity) one or several waste information notices must be issued.

Caution

Waste information notices must – with some exceptions – be sent electronically.

Waste information notice to the authorised specialist person/institute

The waste information notice to the authorised specialist person/institute is relevant for waste that has to be thoroughly characterised by an authorised specialist person/institute. The thorough characterisation must determine and document the most important properties that are relevant for permanent deposit. This generally includes a chemical investigation. Documentation is in the form of an assessment certificate.

Prior to this kind of chemical investigation, the waste holder must submit basic information about the waste to be inspected to the referee in the form of a waste information notice to the authorised specialist person/institute. The referee can carry out the inspection based on this information. The content of this waste information notice can include:

  • the waste holder
  • the waste producer
  • type of waste
  • place generated/place of origin
  • basic physical properties
  • mass of the waste

Waste information notice to the land fill proprietor

If waste is to be delivered directly to a land fill, the waste holder must also submit a waste information notice to the land fill proprietor with the first delivery of this waste. As well as the basic information (waste holder, place generated, type of waste), this mainly includes the mass that is to be immediately delivered to a specific land fill.

For many types of waste (e.g. small quantities of uncontaminated excavated soil, certain types of construction waste, asbestos waste), no inspection by an authorised specialist person/institute is required – here, a waste information notice to the land fill proprietor with the first delivery of a type of waste is sufficient.

Please note

For other types of waste, an assessment certificate is also required in addition to the waste information notice.

Requirements

See content description.

Deadlines

See content description.

Competent authority

The waste management agency that is responsible for the area in which the business is located

Procedure

The waste information notice must be submitted to the responsible authority.

On the EDM portal of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, the ‘Formulargenerator Abfallinformation gemäß DVO 2008’ (‘Form generator for waste information notice as per Austrian Landfill Ordinance 2008). Anyone can use this to create a waste information notice. The electronically completed forms simply need to be printed out and signed. It is possible to save your created waste information notice at any point, so templates for frequently produced waste of the same type can be created and used.

Please note

It is not necessary to register. However, it is advantageous to use the site as a registered waste holder ( e.g. shorter input options).

For types of waste for which no authorised specialist person/institute is require ( e.g. small quantities of uncontaminated excavated soil, certain types of construction waste, asbestos waste), there are also paper forms available alongside the form generator.

Required documents

No specific documents are required.

Costs and fees

No fees or charges are payable.

Further information

Further links

Legal bases

Sections 16 paragraph 1 and 2 to 5 of the Deponieverordnung 2008

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

Link to form

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 18 February 2021

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