Prosecution of Illegal Waste Shipments

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As far as there is a consent necessary by the authorities for shipments of waste, the shipment of waste without this consent is a criminal offence pursuant to §§ 18a and 18b German Waste Shipment Act (Abfallverbringungsgesetz), which can be punished with imprisonment up to 10 years or with a fine, dependent on the damage to the environment. For actions of that kind with the effect of death the imprisonment amounts to at least 3 years.

Other violations of the waste shipment legislation can be punished with fines of up to 50,000 €, pursuant to § 18 of the German Waste Shipment Act.

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