Waste management of the district warns against illegal collection

The waste management service of the Waldeck-Frankenberg district draws attention to flyers for street collections of items that are no longer needed, which have been distributed in the municipalities in recent days. Listed are items such as electrical appliances, scrap metal, old tires or porcelain. It is an illegal and not permissible collection with this request for the delivery of the articles, since it is commercial and not indicated, so the waste management.

By way of explanation: Private companies may only collect recyclable materials and waste if they have reported this and have demonstrated harmless and proper recycling. A collection that has not been reported, as in this case, is therefore illegal. Hazardous waste could also be among the items collected, which could only be collected with the permission of the competent authority. Electrical appliances may generally not be collected by private collectors, but may only be collected via a distributor, a manufacturer or via the collection facilities of a public waste disposal authority such as the Waldeck-Frankenberg district.

As the collections announced in the flyer are intended to acquire profitable items, it is highly likely that unattractive items will be left lying around, and in some cases they will even be disposed of in nature at the expense of the general public. The waste management service therefore asks you to ignore the flyer and not to make any items available for collection on the date stated there. Because with a subsequent illegal disposal of the collected articles the providing person can be actually called to the responsibility. On the specified collection date, the local regulatory authorities will carry out increased checks on conspicuous vehicles.


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