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7 October, 18h00

Palais des Académies (Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels)



FEAD is the European Federation representing the European waste management industry. FEAD’s members are national waste management associations covering 18 EU Member States, Serbia and Norway. They 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.


FEAD represents about 3000 companies with activities in all forms of waste management. These companies employ over 320000 people who operate around 2400 recycling and sorting centres, 1100 composting sites, 260 waste-to-energy plants and 900 controlled landfills. They play an important role in the determination of the best environmental option for waste management problems.



For more information on FEAD, please view our brochure.



FEAD brochure on The Vital Role of the Private Sector in European Waste and Resource Management, 2014.


FEAD brochure on Public Private Partnership Case Examples 2012.

Please see also our special brochure on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of FEAD.


FEAD Memorandum 2009-2014


In 2011, the Brussels Declaration was presented. It sets the four strategic objectives of FEAD for the upcoming years. To view the Brussels Declaration, click one of the icons below.