Waste Treatment Plants – Change of Owner

General Information

The competent authority must be notified of the change of the owner of a stationary or mobile waste treatment plant by the new owner of the plant.

Please note

The change of the owner of a plant does not affect the effectiveness of the licence.

Enterprises Affected

Enterprises, where a change of the owner of a stationary or mobile waste treatment plant takes place


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The change must be immediately notified.

Competent authority

The waste management authority as the competent facility management authority

  • As authority in charge of the facility: the Provincial GovernorGerman text (Landeshauptmann) and, if applicable, as authority in charge of the facility, the district administrative authority


There is no special procedure to be followed.

Required documents

  • Notification
  • Countersigning of the former owner of the treatment plant

Costs and fees

The costs depend on the various ordinances on levies and fees. It is recommendable to gather beforehand information from the competent authority.

Legal bases

Section 64 of the Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002 (AWG 2002)

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

Last update: 18 February 2021

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