Domestic and commercial waste

Domestic waste is a mixture of waste that is usually put into bins or bags and collected by the public or privately organised waste collection services. In Germany, domestic waste is defined as “solid waste from private households that is collected and emptied by the waste management authorities themselves or by third parties commissioned by them in standardised emptying containers prescribed in the disposal area.” Commercial waste is waste from crafts, service industries, trade and public institutions. It is similar to domestic waste in terms of its nature or composition.