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Commercial waste

Thermal utilisation as alternative


Classical commercial waste is basically all waste that cannot be assigned to either construction and demolition waste or municipal solid waste. Commercial waste may be composed of plastic refuse, paper, wood and textiles. However, special production residues from industry are counted as commercial waste.


The waste originates from waste collection in industry and commerce. These include large industrial companies as well as gastronomy, trade and offices. Most of the waste is bagged and is therefore largely referred to as commercial waste similar to household refuse.


Like construction and demolition waste, commercial waste is delivered to appropriate processing plants for further separation, where it is examined and sorted for recyclable components. In this case, too, the non-recyclable sorting residue is then supplied to thermal recycling plants.

Legal regulations

Obligation to recycle in accordance with the Commercial Waste Ordinance