Recycling and waste management; information

The State Office for the Environment contributes to updating the state of the art in prevention, recovery, disposal and other measures of recycling and waste management.


Core tasks in the area of recycling and waste management at the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (LfU) are:

  • Collection and evaluation of waste management data as well as overall management of waste
  • Monitoring of hazardous waste streams
  • Monitoring of thermal waste treatment plants and landfills
  • Information and consultation of the public
  • Technical support of the StMUV, the district administration authorities and the governments in technical questions of the circular economy
  • Resource Efficiency Center Bavaria - REZ as central information and knowledge transfer hub for the Bavarian economy in the field of material and raw material efficiency

The Department of Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management at the State Office for the Environment (LfU) deals with the following tasks, among others:

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of disposal routes, e.g. for biowaste, waste electrical and electronic equipment, sewage sludge,
  • Preparation of the annual balance sheet "Household waste in Bavaria",
  • Identification and evaluation of waste prevention measures,
  • Preparation of the "infoBlätter" on a wide range of topics relating to recycling management,
  • Technical supervision of the "Waste Guidebook Bavaria" of the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment,
  • Approval of monitoring contracts within the framework of the Ordinance on Specialized Waste Management Companies (Entsorgungsfachbetriebeverordnung - EfbV),
  • Recognition of waste management associations (Waste Management Association Directive - EgRL),
  • Monitoring the activities of technical inspection organizations and waste disposal associations,
  • Recognition of courses for obtaining technical and expert knowledge in accordance with the Ordinance on Specialized Waste Management Companies, the Ordinance on Notification and Permits, and the Ordinance on Waste Management Officers and Persons Responsible for Management in accordance with the Landfill Ordinance,
  • Assessment and monitoring of plants for the thermal treatment of waste for disposal (hazardous waste incineration plants), plants for the thermal treatment of municipal waste (household waste incineration plants) as well as incineration plants for sewage sludge in accordance with Section 2 (2) of the Sewage Sludge Ordinance and as well as plants of the bodies responsible for hazardous waste disposal (hazardous waste collection points and chemical-physical treatment plants of GSB Sonderabfall-Entsorgung Bayern GmbH); answering technical questions about these plants,
  • Assessment and monitoring of facilities for the disposal of animal carcasses (carcass disposal facilities, collection points and animal crematoria); answering technical questions about these facilities,
  • Assessment and monitoring of landfills; answering technical questions on these facilities,
  • Expert opinions, preparation of enforcement aids, fact sheets and sample requirement proposals for the storage, treatment and recycling of waste at non-thermal facilities,
  • Central waste monitoring office (ZSA) for hazardous waste, disposal certificates, accompanying certificates, determination of compliance with transfer obligations; preparation of the annual hazardous waste statistics for Bavaria,
  • Announcement of the bodies for the execution of examinations of waste wood, participation in national committee activities for the preparation of enforcement aids,
  • Advisory office for phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge,
  • Voluntary waste take-back systems,
  • Review of PRTR reports (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) in the field of waste management and advice to reporting parties,
  • Environmental education, training and continuing education in the field of circular economy.

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