There are a number of EU Directives which have introduced recovery and recycling targets – on packaging waste, end-of-life vehicles, batteries waste electrical and electronic equipment and construction and demolition waste, for example. Data on these waste streams is required to monitor Member State's compliance with the targets set out in the Directives.

The following EU Regulations and Directives require data reporting from Member States to the European Commission:

  • Data reporting on quantity, hazardousness and shipments of waste
    Waste Statistics Regulation (WStatR)
    Waste Shipments Regulation (WShipR)
  • Data reporting obligations – monitoring compliance with targets
    Waste Framework Directive (WFD)
    Packaging Directive
    End of Life Vehicles (ELV)
    Directive Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
    Directive Batteries Directive

These key requirements for data collection and reporting can be found within the following set of EU legislation. In addition, there are also other reporting obligations which do not result in statistical data that can be presented on this website – implementation reports for EU Directives are the main additional outputs.

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has a Reporting Obligations Database (ROD) which shows all the relevant obligations relating to waste within the EU.