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Establishment of a Landfill

General Information

The owner of a landfill must notify the competent authority of the establishment of a landfill or a section of a landfill.

He/she must not dispose waste in the landfill before an inspection with a positive result has been carried out. The owner of the landfill must comply with the respective state-of-the-art.

Enterprises Affected

Owners of landfills


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Competent Authority

The waste management authority which is locally in charge of the site:

  • The Provincial GovernorGerman text (Landeshauptmann)
  • The Provincial Governor may delegate procedures and supervision to the district administrative authority (Bezirksverwaltungsbehörde)


There is no special procedure to be followed.

Documents Required

No special documents are required.


No tariffs or duties have to be paid.

Legal Basis

Section 61 paragraph 1 of the Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002 (AWG 2002)

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

last update: 22 February 2021

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