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Notification of the Annual Waste Balance
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Notification of the Annual Waste Balance (B)

General information

Waste collectors/Operators of waste treatment facilities that are subject to recording requirements have to prepare a list of the following data from the relevant preceding calendar year (annual waste balance sheet):

  • the origins of the types of waste accepted
  • the relevant quantities
  • the relevant whereabouts
  • the types and quantities of the materials returned to the economic cycle


The collection or treatment of waste by persons subject to the obligation of recording as specified in section 17 of the Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002 (AWG 2002).


The report must be filed by March 15 of each year.

The first annual waste balance about the reporting year 2010 had been notified by 15 March 2011.

Required documents

The annual waste balance sheet has to be uploaded as XML file to the register (EDM portal). The necessary content and structures are set out in the Abfallbilanzverordnung.

The file format needed for the electronic transmission has been published on the EDM portal.

For small landfill operators, electronic support is offered on the EDM portal, that may be used by other "small" waste collectors or waste management operators as well.


No tariffs or duties have to be paid.

Responsible department

Competent authority

The Provincial GovernorGerman text

Registration is made by electronic means via EDM portalGerman text.

Detail information


The annual waste balance has to be notified in electronic form via a defined interface by way of the register (EDM portal). For this purpose, the waste collector or the operator of the waste treatment facilities logs into the EDM portal using his/her access data (user name and password) and there uploads his/her annual waste balance sheet (XML file) under "" in the application "Bilanzen".

Entrepreneurs registered in the Business Service Portal USP have the possibility to use this and many other online proceduresGerman text with one single logging into the USP. More detailed information on the registration in the USP is available in the online guidance on USP registrationGerman text.

Additional information

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