About us

FEAD is the European Waste Management Association that represents the private waste management and resource industry across Europe.

Our members are national waste management associations covering 18 countries in Europe, including Norway and the UK. They represent about 3,000 companies with activities in all forms of waste management.

Our companies have an approximate 60% share in the household waste market and handle more than 75% of industrial and commercial waste in Europe. Their combined annual turnover is approximately € 75 billion.

These companies employ over 320,000 people who operate around 2,400 recycling and sorting centres, 1,100 composting sites, 260 waste-to-energy plants and 900 controlled landfills.

Our objective is to advocate for a better regulatory framework for the waste management sector, to achieve the best economic and environmental outcomes, and to strengthen the circular economy in Europe.

Waste management companies enable the transition to a circular economy by producing resources and energy which can be re-injected back into the economy.

They add value through innovative and cost-efficient collection, sorting, and recycling of secondary raw materials. As a result, they play a crucial role in achieving the best economic and environmental outcomes.

Our structure

FEAD STRUCTURE Board of Directors Executive Council Committees/ Sub-committees Secretariat General Assembly (members)