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What else can we do?

Energy tax warehouse

We do not just keep our customers’ ecological footprint small by generally surpassing the standards set out in the German Circular Economy Act (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz) and the German Ordinance on Specialised Waste Management Companies (Entsorgungsfachbetriebe-Verordnung). We also explore all possibilities of the economic processes surrounding the management of hazardous waste. In addition to our core competencies of treating, transporting, commerce with and the brokerage of waste, this also includes its storage, for which we maintain an approved storage facility for energy products as a certified waste management company. This is also associated with tax advantages, which the G.V.S. team bears in mind to the benefit of our customers and partners, as well as the protection of the environment and the applicable law.

Rechtssicherheit ist ein hohes Gut. Deswegen behandeln wir sie auch so sorgsam.

Section 7 Warehouse for energy products

Warehouses for energy products within the meaning of this Act are, subject to paragraph 2, establishments where energy products within the meaning of Section 4 are stored under the suspension of tax. The warehouse must serve the purposes of wholesale, wholesale distribution by manufacturers, the blending of energy products, the supply of users with tax-exempt energy products, or the supply of energy products pursuant to Section 2, para. 1, no. 8 (a), para. 2, no. 2 or para. 3.

Persons wishing to store energy products under the suspension of tax require permission. This is granted on application, subject to revocation, to persons from whom there are no doubts regarding their tax-related reliability and who – insofar as they are obliged to do so under the German Commercial Code or the German Fiscal Code – keep proper commercial books and prepare annual financial statements on a timely basis. If there are indications that the tax is at risk, the permission is subject to the provision of a security payment to the amount of the tax value of the energy products expected to be released for free circulation from the warehouse in an average of two months during the year

The permit shall be revoked if one of the requirements according to paragraph 2 sentence 2 is no longer fulfilled, or if a requested security payment is not provided. The permit may be revoked if a security payment that is provided is no longer sufficient.

 The warehouse may also be used for the storage of energy products by third parties (storing parties). If the storing party wishes to become a tax debtor according to Section 8, para. 2, sentence 2, he must have been granted a permit first (authorised storing party). This is granted upon application if the storage by the storing party serves wholesale or wholesale distribution by manufacturers, and the storing party distributes the stored energy products in its own name. The permit shall not be granted if the energy products are to be taxed exclusively according to Section 2, para. 1, no. 8 (a), para. 2 no. 2 or para. 3, or are to be withdrawn for tax-exempt purposes. Paragraph 2 sentences 2 and 3 and paragraph 3 shall apply accordingly.

Refer to Section 7 of the German Energy Tax Act (EnergieStG), Warehouses for Energy Products, ( (accessed on 6.1.2022)

What else can we do?

Use and return of by-products to the economic cycle

As an integral part of the German recycling industry, we have been developing first-rate waste management concepts for our customers since 1979. We operate our own special facility at Mannheim-Rheinau Harbour, where liquid hazardous waste is analysed, treated, transferred and stored safely on a temporary basis. We will act as a broker for you if the waste management takes place on a commission basis with third parties. As a dealer, we will manage your hazardous waste, including its resale, on our own account. Reliable, legally compliant documentation is guaranteed in all use cases.

This aspiration also includes commerce with by-products; these are usually substances that arise in the production process alongside the main product and, provided that they meet the legal requirements, can ideally be put to further use. In the European Union, the key legislation is the Waste Framework Directive (WFD). We use this as the basis for checking the criteria of the by-products. Insofar as we conclude that the reuse potential tends towards zero, i.e. the by-product remains waste and should be disposed of professionally, in this case we also act according to the WFD: “(38) When products, materials and substances become waste, the presence of hazardous substances may* render that waste unsuitable for recycling or the production of secondary raw materials of high quality.”

Applicable law guides good practice during the handling of by-products: Commerce with chemicals is monitored in-house by our expert in according to the German Prohibition of Chemicals Ordinance (ChemVerbotsV). The ChemVerbotsV regulates the restrictions and prohibitions on the distribution and dispensing of specific hazardous substances (dangerous substances) or mixtures – as well as products that may release such hazardous substances.

* may = added by the editor.

Refer to: Directive (EU) 2018/ of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 to amend Directive 2008/98/EC on Waste ( (accessed 6.1.2022).

Action essentially involves character, and a person of character is a decent person who, as such, has specific goals in mind and pursues them decisively.

- Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel, German philosopher
What else can we do?

Shipment of waste across borders

With the numerous obligations specified by the legislation on waste, hazardous substances and dangerous goods, it isn’t easy to keep track of everything. This is an area in which we can help you, though. As an administratively active service provider which can offer you advice or as a commissioned waste management company. In this respect, our waste management tasks don’t necessarily end at the factory gate, at customers’ or partners’ sites, or at Germany’s borders: A fixed component of the G.V.S portfolio is also the shipment of waste across borders with the use of notification procedures. According to the German Federal Environment Agency, the shipment of waste across borders which is not on the “Green List” or which requires a permit is subject to the notification procedure. In this respect, waste must be inspected before the shipment of waste begins, and this must take place for each shipment of waste.

Where the domestic, international and EU legislation on hazardous waste has to be matched, the challenges multiply. That’s no problem for us. It’s what we do for our living.

As the German Federal Environment Agency further explains, the exporter is required to apply for the planned shipment of waste to the competent authority in their home country by means of a notification form and an accompanying form as well as other required documents. Our role – we can take care of it! Incidentally, cross-border shipments of waste are only permitted if the competent authorities at the place of dispatch (exporting country) and at the place of destination (importing country) have given their prior written consent. Authorities responsible for the transport (transit states) must have given, at the least, their tacit consent. It is necessary for the approvals of all the authorities to be collected.

What else can we do?

Industrial cleaning

In collaboration with selected partners, we clean tanks and industrial facilities, manage their dismantling, and handle the clearance of storage facilities for hazardous waste as well as decommissioned establishments where there is hazardous waste. We also organise take-back systems for hazardous waste.

Cleanliness is the top priority. Especially when it comes to hazardous waste. Nothing else is acceptable.

Our technical services also include the on-site drainage of industrial wastewater sludge. For commercial and industrial customers in particular, we manage small to medium sized projects for contaminated sites.

  • Stock clearance
  • Take-back systems
  • Cleaning/dismantling of industrial facilities and tanks
  • Mobile sludge drainage
  • Contaminated site projects
  • Drying of sewage sludge
What else can we do?

External Waste and Dangerous Goods Officers (m/f/d)

It’s about your process, your hazardous waste, your transport of dangerous goods and your specific requirements, which we bring into line with applicable law on a practical basis. If one of our highly qualified employees is appointed by you as an external Dangerous Goods Officer, you can expect the complete service package according to Section 8 of the Dangerous Goods Officer Ordinance (GbV). Our colleague will assist you when it comes to the regulations surrounding the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail, water (sea and inland waterway) and air, and will take responsibility for:

  • Advising the company on appropriate measures for compliance with the dangerous goods regulations
  • Keeping records of the monitoring activities
  • Preparation of the annual report
  • Preparation of reports in the case of accidents involving dangerous goods
  • Implementation of the prescribed training of the commissioned persons and other responsible persons
  • Advice and active assistance surrounding the correct packaging, classification and labelling of hazardous waste.

We will assess your requirements profile, assess the specific handling of the dangerous goods which is required, and train your employees. Of course, we will also lend a hand beyond that. Always and with pleasure.

Waste Management Officer (Waste Manager)

If one of our qualified employees is appointed by you as the Waste Management Officer for your company, they will take responsibility for the legally prescribed tasks:

  • Monitoring of the waste management routes from the generation or delivery of the waste to its recovery or disposal
  • Monitoring of compliance with legal regulations in connection with the generation and management of waste
  • Educating employees about possible harmful effects on the environment and the proper handling of waste
  • Development of proposals and introduction of measures for the reduction of waste
  • In the case of facilities in which waste is recovered or disposed of, also to work towards improvements in the process, and
  • Preparation of an annual report on the measures taken and intended in connection with the generation and management of waste

As your Waste Manager, our employee is responsible for the duties and tasks to which they are assigned in relation to your company.

What else can we do?

Electronic waste records procedure

The native handling of the electronic waste records procedure (eANV) is mandatory. And while we’re discussing this topic: With our service packages for the electronic waste records procedure (with different service levels), you can complete your tasks easily via our portal. Vice versa, the invoicing can also take place via your portal. Just as you wish.

  • GVS Standard
  • GVS Plus 
  • GVS Comfort

Would you like further information? Are you unsure which legal situation concerns you, and do you require a non-binding initial consultation? Do you not know whether and to what extent you are assigned duties and tasks at all?

Then please contact our expert, Patrick Zimmermann. He will certainly be able to help you. On a prompt and unbureaucratic basis.

Tel.: 0621/3221-801, E-Mail:

Elektronisches Abfallnachweisverfahren (eANV)

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  • GVS Standard (Link auf eine „Blog“ -Seite)
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