Main environmental rules
On 1 August 2023, the Secondary Aggregates Directive (EBV) will come into force as part of the Mantelverordnung. If you are currently planning projects that will begin after this effective date, then the ordinance must be observed. In this case, use the documents and assistance provided by our German EBV information campaign. Until then, the regulations of each federal state are currently decisive regarding environmental applicability of incinerator bottom ash in road construction and earthworks. Many federal states work on the basis of Notice M 20 of the Working Group of the Federal States on Waste (LAGA M20). Some federal states developed own regulations, for example North Rhine-Westfalia has created a number of decrees on this subject as a legal basis.
Further information pertaining to environmental regulations is given in our Handbook on secondary aggregates Order free of charge