Foundation & Authority

Application procedure

(Section 26 (1) nos. 23-26 VerpackG (Packaging Act))

The Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) uses administrative acts to issue general decisions on

  • whether packaging is classed as being subject to system participation (section 26 (1) no. 23 VerpackG),
  • whether packaging is classed as reusable packaging (section 26 (1) no. 24 VerpackG),
  • whether beverage packaging is subject to deposit (section 26 (1) no. 25 VerpackG), or
  • whether a source of waste generation is deemed to be comparable to a private household (section 26 (1) no. 26 VerpackG).

Application forms are available from ZSVR. The ZSVR recommends using these forms to ensure that the application submitted is complete.

The fact sheet also provided here lists all the information and the documents relevant for classification purposes. Please read the fact sheet carefully before filling in a form. A translation of the fact sheet into English will also be made available soon.

Application forms available for download: Please note that the ZSVR's application forms below are available exclusively in German. The official language of the ZSVR is German.

 

1.    Supporting documentation
1.1    Test items / packaging

When sending us test items / packaging, please send them with postal applications to Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister, Abt. Recht und Entsorgung, Öwer de Hase 18, 49074 Osnabrück. For e-mail applications sent to Antrag[at]verpackungsregister.org, please send us the test items / packaging separately. Anything that is sent must include a reference to you as the applicant, including the information set out in 2. a) to d).

1.2.    Photographs
When sending us photographs, please send them as attachments to your application e-mail to Antrag[at]verpackungsregister.org. For postal applications sent to Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister, Abt. Recht und Entsorgung, Öwer de Hase 18, 49074 Osnabrück, please enclose prints of the photographs. Please do not send the application and the photographs separately. Anything that is sent must include a reference to you as the applicant, including the information set out in 2. a) to d).

2.     Applicant information
To process any application made to the ZSVR pursuant to section 26 (1) nos. 23 to 26 VerpackG, a conclusive description of the applicant is required, including the company name (firm), postal address and any identification number that has been assigned to them by the ZSVR. The ZSVR sends the administrative act electronically, so an e-mail address must also be provided. Other information about the applicant is optional, and helps to conclude the application procedure more swiftly, especially when dealing with follow-up questions:

a)  Company name (firm)
b)  Identification number: e.g., registration number, system operator ID or sector-specific solution ID, where available
c)  Address of company headquarters, with street and house number
d)  Postcode, town/city, country 
e)  E-mail address for sending the administrative act electronically 
f)   Name and surname of contact person for follow-up questions (optional)
g)   Phone number of contact person for follow-up questions (optional)
h)   E-mail address of contact person for follow-up questions (optional)

3.    Subject of the application
It needs to be clear to the ZSVR what the applicant is seeking in the application. As such it must be stated whether a positive or negative determination is being sought, i.e., whether the applicant is seeking a classification for a type of packaging that means it is or is not subject to system participation.

4.     Costs
The applicant is responsible for any costs they incur in making the application (e.g. postage costs). The ZSVR will not reimburse the applicant for any costs.

5.    Publication
The ZSVR will publish on its website the decisions on classification that were made upon application, excluding the applicant's personal data.