Factsheet: Waste management act (AWG)

Waste management act (AWG)

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Waste Management Act 2002
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002
Description: 
The purpose of the Act is to hinder harmful effects on human beings, animals, plants and their natural environment through the principles of waste prevention, waste processing and waste disposal. The text consists of 91 articles divided into 10 Parts as follows: General provisions (1); Prevention of waste and processing of waste (2); General obligations for waste plants (3), Waste collectors and treatment of waste (4), Waste collection and processing systems (5); Waste disposal treatment plants (6), Monitoring (8); Transitional provisions (9); Final provisions (10). Six Annexes are enclosed.
Goal/Aim: 
Prevention and management of waste

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management / Bundesministerium für ein lebenswertes Österreich

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2002
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2015