Factsheet: Ordinance on the Recovery of Bio-Waste on Land

Ordinance on the Recovery of Bio-Waste on Land

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Ordinance on the Recovery of Bio-Waste on Land used for Agricultural, Silvicultural and Horticultural Purposes
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Verordnung über die Verwertung von Bioabfällen auf landwirtschaftlich, forstwirtschaftlich und gärtnerisch genutzten Böden (Bioabfallverordnung - BioAbfV)
Description: 
The Ordinance includes comprehensive hygienic requirements for biowaste compost and fermentation residues, which must not contribute to the spread of animal and plant pathogens. Strict limit values are also set for heavy metal concentrations.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate requirements for biowaste compost and fermentation residues
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1998
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013