Request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgericht Stuttgart (Germany) lodged on 18 October 2018 — Interseroh Dienstleistungs GmbH v SAA Sonderabfallagentur Baden-Württemberg GmbH

(Case C-654/18)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Verwaltungsgericht Stuttgart

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Interseroh Dienstleistungs GmbH

Defendant: SAA Sonderabfallagentur Baden-Württemberg GmbH

Questions referred

1.    Is Article 3(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006, 1

according to which shipments of the following wastes destined for recovery are to be subject to the general information requirements laid down in Article 18, if the amount of waste shipped exceeds 20 kg:

(a) waste listed in Annex III or IIIB;

(b) mixtures, not classified under one single entry in Annex III, of two or more wastes listed in Annex III, provided that the composition of these mixtures does not impair their environmentally sound recovery and provided that such mixtures are listed in Annex IIIA, in accordance with Article 58,

to be interpreted as meaning that mixtures of paper, paperboard and paper product wastes, which — being composed in such a way that the fractions of the waste considered individually — come within the first three indents of entry B3020 of Annex IX to the Basel Convention, and which also contain up to 10% impurities, come under Basel Code B3020 and are accordingly subject to the general information requirements laid down in Article 18, and not to the notification requirement under Article 4?

If Question 1 is answered in the negative:

2.    Is Article 3(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006,

according to which shipments of the following wastes destined for recovery are to be subject to the general information requirements laid down in Article 18, if the amount of waste shipped exceeds 20 kg:

(a) waste listed in Annex III or IIIB;

(b) mixtures, not classified under one single entry in Annex III, of two or more wastes listed in Annex III, provided that the composition of these mixtures does not impair their environmentally sound recovery and provided that such mixtures are listed in Annex IIIA, in accordance with Article 58,

to be interpreted as meaning that mixtures of paper, paperboard and paper product wastes, which — being composed in such a way that the fractions of the waste considered individually — come within the first three indents of entry B3020 of Annex IX to the Basel Convention, and which also contain up to 10% impurities, are not covered by point 3(g) of Annex IIIA and accordingly are subject, not to the general information requirements laid down in Article 18, but instead to the notification requirement under Article 4?

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1 Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste (OJ 2006 L 190, p. 1).