Hazardous waste – Checking of certain groups of people

General Information

The competent authority checks original producers of hazardous waste (with the exception of problematic waste) and waste collectors and waste processors.

Please note

The competent authority also checks the accuracy of the master data entered in the EDM register → edm.gv.atGerman text when doing so.

Enterprises Affected

  • Original waste producers 
  • Waste processors


In general, these rules also apply for traders from EU Member States that have their registered office in Austria or who work in Austria as waste collectors or waste handlers.


See "General Information".


Collectors and processors of hazardous waste and processing facilities for hazardous waste are checked at least once every five years. The remaining people are regularly checked at appropriate intervals. There are special regulations for IPPC facilities and Seveso companies. You will find information on environmental inspections on the EDM portal.

Competent authority

Please note

The governor can entrust the district administrative authority with checking the processing facilities.

The Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Mobility, Innovation and Technology is also partly responsible for inspecting waste collectors and waste handlers who hold an equivalent permit from an EU Member State or an EEA state. (But this does not apply to the responsibility for inspecting reports such as the waste balance reports. In this case the respective provincial governor is the competent authority.)


There is no specific procedure to be observed.

Required documents

As a rule, the records on waste must be presented.

Further information

Further links

Legal bases

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

Link to form

There is no form available.

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 17 May 2022

Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

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