Main environmental rules
At present, a German-wide regulation of requirements for the environmental compatibility of secondary aggregates doesn’t exist. This regulation with the name of Secondary Aggregates Directive (EBV) is still being developed. This is why the regulations of each federal state is 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