Hazardous waste – generation

General Information

Original waste producers who repeatedly – a minimum of once a year – generate hazardous waste or waste oils (for the latter, starting from an annual quantity of at least 200 litres) and who started their activity after 12 July 2007 must register electronically on the EDM portal of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology within one month of commencing the activity.

Hazardous waste includes the following, for example:

  • oil contaminated soil
  • railway sleepers
  • hazardous slurries
  • packing materials with harmful contamination
  • used oil containers
  • batteries
  • neon tubes
  • solvents
  • contaminated metals

A precise list of the types of waste that are considered to be hazardous waste can be found in the current waste directory of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.

No registration is necessary for non-hazardous waste. However, original producers of non-hazardous waste can register voluntarily in the ZAReg master data register (‘voluntary registration’).

Enterprises Affected

Original waste producers who repeatedly – a minimum of once a year – generate hazardous waste or waste oils (for the latter, starting from an annual quantity of at least 200 litres) and who started their activity after 12 July 2007.

Caution

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

Requirements

An obligation to register exists in the following cases:

  • repeatedly – a minimum of once a year – generated hazardous waste or waste oils (for the latter, starting from an annual quantity of at least 200 litres)
  • started their activity after 12 July 2007

Deadlines

The registration must take place within a month of starting the activity.

Competent authority

The → govenorGerman text

Tip

Registration is done electronically via the EDM portal of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.

Procedure

Registration on the EDM portal is carried out in two steps: first, a registration request is created and, once the user has been identified, the data is added to and completed.

Information required for the registration request:

  • Name
  • Address
  • if required, company registration number, association registration number or supplementary registration number
  • (These numbers must be included in the registration request and not be subsequently added or changed!)
  • Branch code (four-digit)
  • Contact address including email address and name of a contact person

After sending the registration request, the waste producer is given an ID number (personal GLN) and the personal access data to the register. With this access data, the waste producer must then sign into the register again and complete the addresses of the locations (e.g. business premises) from which hazardous waste is handed over to another legal entity.

Please note

Registration is only completed once this data has been fully entered into the system. When registering, each recorded location is also assigned an identification number.

Caution

Any changes to the data entered in the register must be reported online via the register within one month; the same applies if the activity is stopped.

Required documents

No specific documents are required.

Tip

It is recommended that you keep the extract from the companies register and the classification notification from Statistik Austria GmbH (branch code) to hand when creating the registration request.

Costs and fees

No fees or charges are payable.

Further information

The assigned identification number (GLN) must be stated in the dispatch note as an identification number of the waste holder when transferring hazardous waste. The priority here is the applicable location GLN for the location from which the hazardous waste is delivered.

Further links

Legal bases

Section 20 of the Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002 (AWG 2002)

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

Link to form

For electronic registration, see → edm.gv.atGerman text (EDM portal of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology).

Entrepreneurs registered on the USP are able to make use of this and many other online procedures with a single sign-in to the USP. More detailed information about registering with the USP can be obtained from the online advisor for USP registrationGerman text.

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 18 February 2021

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