Ensure clarity in the field of separating and sorting: This clearly structured sorting assistance in a practical mail format describes what can, and what can not, be put into the yellow bin or the yellow bag.

We provide our disposal partners with this brief information as a printable pdf file in German, Polish, Russian and Turkish to download. Using this file, you can have the number of respective leaflets required copied in DIN A5 to A4 format at any printer’s shop and any professional Copy shop, and distribute them to the households in your area.


The Green Dot is the registered trademark of Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH and is protected as a trademark worldwide. On packaging, it signals that industry and retail make a financial contribution to its collection, sorting and recycling. This makes Green Dot a financing symbol and stands for producer responsibility. The logo may only be used by customers of DSD GmbH holding a valid trademark usage contract or by engaged waste management companies within the Federal Republic of Germany. This also applies to reproduction of the logo by third parties in a dictionary, an encyclopaedia or an electronic database containing a reference manual.

Please observe the following guidelines for the use of the trademark/financing symbol: Download

The trademark/financing symbol is available in various formats: Download

There are costs for the use of the trademark.

Copyright: © Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH

The following documents are available to you for downloading:

D4R Guide
Flyer Design4Recycling
Example for Certificate

The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection provides the current texts of laws and regulations:

German Packaging Act:  (German language only)

Gesetz über das Inverkehrbringen, die Rücknahme und die hochwertige Verwertung von Verpackungen

German Circular Economy Act: (German language only)

Gesetz zur Förderung der Kreislaufwirtschaft und Sicherung der umweltverträglichen Bewirtschaftung von Abfällen

WEEE Act: (German language only)

Gesetz über das Inverkehrbringen, die Rücknahme und die umweltverträgliche Entsorgung von Elektro- und Elektronikgeräten

The Central Agency Packaging Register has published audit guidelines on declarations of completeness and on the fulfilment of the record-keeping obligations by systems and branch solutions:

Audit guidelines ZSVR (Zentralen Stelle Verpackungsregister)