- if you live in an urban district: the city council (Stadtverwaltung)
- if you live in a rural district: the rural district office (Landratsamt)
Please inquire at your relevant authority, whether you are obliged to have a dustbin. This is compulsory in many districts. In some cases, it is also possible to share a dustbin together with other residents.
If the provisions of your relevant waste disposal authority specify that you must have a dustbin, then as soon as you have moved, you immediately have to have such a dustbin.
In some cases: valid confirmation of registration.
There are no common regulations of charges valid for the whole country. The amount of the waste disposal changes is specified by the provisions of the local parliament – municipal council (Gemeinderat) or district council (Kreistag). Please ask for information at your relevant office.
The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Ministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Verkehr released it on 29.03.2021. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.