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Disposal of sales packaging: Dual system
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
If you want to operate a nationwide system for the disposal of sales packaging, you need official approval.
Pursuant to Section 7 (1) of the German Packaging Act (VerpackG), initial distributors of sales packaging that typically accumulates with private end consumers are obliged to participate in a system (known as a dual system). This system takes over the collection, sorting and recycling of packaging on behalf of the obligated parties. The systems must be set up nationwide and must be approved by the competent authority.
The determination can subsequently be provided with ancillary provisions that are necessary to ensure that the conditions existing at the time of the determination are also permanently met during the operation of the system.
Once the determination has been made, you must guarantee the regular collection of used, empty sales packaging from private final consumers or in their vicinity free of charge throughout the specified catchment area. You must recycle the packaging collected in your collection system in accordance with the legal requirements. Several systems may cooperate in setting up and operating their systems.
According to Section 7 (2) VerpackG, the obligation to participate in a dual system may be waived if manufacturers and distributors of sales packaging deliver to sources of waste generation that are treated as equivalent to private households pursuant to Section 3 (11) VerpackG and organize their own collection of their packaging at these sources of waste generation. The operators of these so-called industry solutions must notify the competent authority of their activities.
Who should I contact?
To the Ministry for Energy Transition, Climate Protection, Environment and Nature of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MEKUN).
What are the fees?
An administrative fee is charged in accordance with the general fee schedule of the state ordinance on administrative fees. Detailed information can be obtained from the responsible office.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
The determination must be publicly announced by the competent body and only becomes effective from the date of public announcement.
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