Intended for extinguishing - Garden waste disposal

Service Description

The disposal of garden waste from private households is the responsibility of the districts and independent cities. Regulations on this are laid down in the individual waste disposal statutes and fee statutes.
These include information on waste fees, waste containers (organic waste garbage cans, ordering options), waste calendars (collection intervals), existing collection and delivery systems for garden waste.
If the public waste disposal authorities do not yet offer an organic waste garbage can, there are alternative disposal options in the bring system (such as the possibility of dropping off garden waste at recycling centers or container services) and in some cases the use of an organic waste garbage can from private providers (commercial or non-profit collection).
In addition to the disposal of garden waste in the organic waste garbage can, most bylaws mention home composting as an option for recycling garden waste. If it can be proven that they can recycle their own waste by composting it on their own property, citizens can be exempted from the obligation to connect to the organic waste garbage can.
The separate collection and subsequent recycling of garden waste has several advantages for the environment: it reduces the amount of residual waste and simplifies the treatment of residual waste. Separate collection simplifies the high-quality recycling of garden waste and enables the use of the humus components and nutrients it contains.

special notes for District-free City Erfurt
  • Processing of new or change requests for household waste / commercial waste similar to household waste, biowaste, paper
  • Processing of new or change requests in case of change of ownership
  • Exemption from the obligation to connect and use the organic waste garbage can (own composting)
  • Change of the number of persons mentioned in the waste fee notice
  • Partial exemption from the personal basic fee for persons registered in Erfurt but predominantly living away from home (e.g. students)
  • Preparation of waste fee notices
  • Waste advice

Contact persons for the services listed above are

  • central telephone number: 0361 655-2810 and
  • Streets A - I: Ms. Schneider, phone 0361 655-2828
  • Streets J - Z: Ms. Welsch, Tel. 0361 655-2827
  • incorporated districts: Ms. Wenig, Tel. 0361 655-2829
  • large housing estates: Mr. Wilczak, Tel. 0361 655-2815
  • Distribution of the green 70 liter waste bags for household waste (fee: 3,00 €/piece)

Contact person for the issue of the green waste bags is

  • Mrs. Schneider Tel. 0361 655-2828

Note on data protection

Please note the information sheet on the collection of personal data in accordance with Art 13 DS GVO in the context of the provision of services.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Abfall

Visiting address
Stauffenbergallee 18
99085 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-2632
0361 655-2609
Opening times
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 18:00 Friday 09:00 - 12:00
Transport connection
1, 5



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Abfall: Antrag auf Befreiung vom Anschluss- und Benutzungszwang Biotonne
Abfall: Antrag auf Teilbefreiung von der personenbezogenen Grund- und Biotonnengebühr
Abfall: Antrag für Hausmüll und Wertstofftonnen für wohnlich genutzte Grundstücke
Abfall: Antrag zur Änderung der im Abfallgebührenbescheid genannten Personenzahl
Abfall: Vollmacht für Bevollmächtigte
Waste: Application for household waste and recycling garbage cans for traders