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GVÖ takes care of the collection of your packaging.

Take-back made easy

As a distributor of sales packaging filled with mineral oils, greases, radiator antifreeze, additives, and similar oil-based products, you must participate in a nationwide take-back system for sales packaging (packages).

The GVÖ take-back system can be used by all companies that distribute sales packaging containing certain products of the mineral oil industry.

Simply register online - and you will benefit from GVÖ's perfect take-back service.

  • Cross-brand take-back

  • Free of charge take-back and recovery of emptied packages

  • Recovery in certified waste management companies

  • Documentation required by law

Register online for free take-back service

The GVÖ take-back system works smoothly and is completely free of charge for you, because it is financed by our licence partners.

Register now as a collection point

Our system in 5 steps

For you as a collection point, collection, verification and transport are completely free of charge.

1
Register online

As a sales partner or customer of a GVÖ licence partner, you can register with the GVÖ on this website.

2
Starter kit

After registration, you will receive GVÖ collection bags from us at short notice and free of charge for the storage of the cans and canisters taken back and accumulated in your business. Drums up to 65 litres are collected loose.

3
Off into the bag

You collect the packages handed in by your customers as well as those used by you, after they have been carefully emptied, in the GVÖ collection bags supplied by us.

4
Collection on demand

The easiest and fastest way is via our online portal.

Or you can call us: +49 40 280859-0.

5
The collection

The collection is usually carried out within 10 working days by a GVÖ partner. The driver acknowledges the pick-up, and you receive new GVÖ collection bags.

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Important

Keep all supporting documents carefully so that they can be presented to the competent authority upon request

The starter set for you

The starter set contains everything you need to collect sales packaging: bags, quick fastener and collection point stickers.

Brochure

Brochure

Everything you need to know about GVÖ and the take-back system - summarised on 8 pages.

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6 collection bags

6 collection bags

Included: Collection point sticker (origin of collection point) and quick fastener with which you can firmly seal the full GVÖ bags.

Info poster

Info poster

Clear information with collecting instructions in DIN A3 format. Hang up the poster so that it is clearly visible to your employees and nothing can go wrong.

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How to collect packaging properly

For you as a collection point, collection, verification and transport are completely free of charge.

Empty the packaging

The used cans, canisters and drums that you return must always be completely emptied! Please be sure to reseal the empty packaging.

How to collect and pack

Collect the completely empty packaging in the GVÖ bag. Close the full bag tightly with a quick fastener and store it horizontally on an oil-tight surface. Each bag and garage drum count as one unit.

How to order a collection

If you have at least 4 units, i.e. full GVÖ bags and/or empty garage drums together, you can order the collection. This is easily done online by submitting a completed collection order.

How to prepare for collection

All units to be collected must be tightly sealed. Stick a "Confirmation of collection point" sticker on each bag or garage drum so that the origin can be traced in any case. To ensure a smooth collection, please make everything available in good time. It is best to check everything again beforehand and make any necessary adjustments, e.g. by repacking it in a new GVÖ bag.

Collection and new bags

The units are collected within 10 working days after receipt of the order. The number of bags or garage drums taken over is documented and receipted by the driver. You will also receive the corresponding number of new collection bags free of charge. You have done your duty. Everything else - transport and professional disposal - is taken care of by GVÖ.

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This is how collecting works

Things to keep in mind when collecting:

Don’t forget!

Stick the sticker "Confirmation of collection point" on every bag and on every drum.

Separation according to type of packaging

The containers must be separated according to plastic and sheet metal. Use two separate bags for this purpose!

Completely emptied and undamaged

The containers must be completely empty and undamaged.

No foreign substances

After emptying the original filling material, the packaging must not contain any foreign substances such as acids, paints, pesticides or other chemicals.

Tightly closed

All cans, canisters and drums must be tightly closed. Unsealed packaging must be disposed of as special waste (e.g. with oil filters etc.).

Proper storage

Close the full GVÖ bags tightly and store them in a preferably protected lying position on an oil-tight surface.

Collection on demand

The easiest way to order a collection is via our online portal. Or give us a call.
Phone: +49 40 280859-0.

The collection takes place smoothly within 10 working days.

Issue a collection order online

Environmentally friendly collection

In order to protect the environment and reduce CO2 emissions, collection only takes place from a minimum quantity of 4 units. Please request the collection only after you have collected at least this number of full GVÖ bags or empty garage drums.

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GVÖ – a strong community

GVÖ is a community of 40 shareholders and over 200 licence partners. As a recovery company for sales packaging of the mineral oil industry, we provide nationwide collection and environmentally friendly recycling of used, completely emptied cans, containers and drums - quite simply with the GVÖ take-back system.

Frequently asked questions

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  1. What is a collection point?

    Collection points are all petrol stations, workshops, specialist shops and wholesale markets that sell mineral oils, greases, radiator antifreeze, additives and similar oil-based products. They are obliged to take back the empty packaging.

  2. Who can participate?

    The GVÖ take-back system can be used by all companies that distribute products from GVÖ's licence partners. Simply register online.

  3. How and where do I get the initial equipment for collection points?

    As a distribution partner or customer of a GVÖ licence partner, you can register with GVÖ. You will receive the initial equipment as well as the collection bags required for the collection of the cans and canisters which accumulated in your company at short notice.

  4. What does it cost to participate in the system?

    The GVÖ take-back system is completely free of charge for you as a collection point, because it is financed by our licence partners.

  5. How does the system work?

    You collect the oil packaging handed in by your customers as well as the ones you have used, after they have been completely emptied, in the GVÖ collection bags supplied by us. In order to protect the environment and reduce CO2 emissions, collection only takes place from a minimum quantity of 4 units. The units are collected within 10 working days after receipt of the order. The number of bags or garage drums taken over is documented and receipted by the driver. You will also receive the corresponding number of new collection bags.

  6. I have forgotten my login details. What do I do now?

    You can request new login data via our website.

  7. Why should I participate?

    The new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) entered into force on 01.01.2019. It obliges manufacturers or distributors who put sales packaging into circulation to also take care of its disposal. The implementation of this obligation can be taken over by a commissioned third party - for the mineral oil industry this is the GVÖ.

  8. Which companies participate in the system?

    From which company can GVÖ collect my packaging? GVÖ is a community of 40 shareholders and over 200 licence partners. You can find detailed information on our licence partners in our list of licence partners.

GVÖ Gebinde-Verwertungsgesellschaft der
Mineralölwirtschaft mbH

Schopenstehl 20
20095 Hamburg
Germany
E-mail: gvoe@gvoe.de
Telephone: +49 40 280859-0
Fax: +49 40 280859-30

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