Biodegradable Municipal Waste (BMW) Reporting

In order to assist Ireland's obligations under the Landfill Directive, the EPA reviewed all operational landfill licences in 2009.  New conditions were inserted in the licences in relation to limits on the acceptance of BMW and these came into effect from the 1st July 2010.

The landfill operator is required to report to the EPA on a quarterly basis the quantity of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and BMW accepted at the landfill.  Compliance with the BMW limits in the landfill licence will be assessed on an annual basis.

BMW Reporting 

To launch the BMW online reporting, you will need to log in via the EDEN portal.

NOTE: If you are a first-time user of the EDEN portal, you will need to create a user login account using the “Sign Up” option, and follow the instructions provided.

Note that there are extensive user instructions in the “Help” section of the EDEN portal site, but if you require further assistance in relation to technical issues, or have queries in relation to EDEN registration, please email us at the following address: Once your registration has been approved, you can log into the EDEN portal.

Users will access the BMW reporting module through EDEN. Once logged in to EDEN, users will then separately need to request access permission to use the BMW module. Guidance on how to do this, and how to use the BMW reporting system.

Any queries in relation to the use of the BMW reporting website should be sent to

Useful Links

EPA Approved Factors to Calculate the BMW Content of Municipal Waste Streams

Municipal Solid Waste Pre-Treatment - advice and guidance

National Waste Statistics

Protocol for the Evaluation of Biodegradable Municipal Waste sent to Landfill

Municipal Solid Waste - Pre-treatment & Residuals Management - An EPA Technical Guidance Document

EU Landfill Directive