ISWA-Germany is the German National Membership of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), represented by the two German associations DGAW and RETech. Both associations share the German National Membership. ISWA is an international network of waste professionals and experts from around the world whose mission is “To Promote and Develop Sustainable and Professional Waste Management Worldwide and the transition to a circular economy”. Therefore, ISWA Germany is the interface for waste management worldwide.

DGAW and RETech inform on this website about the latest ISWA-Germany activities. In addition, the associations regularly send out an individual newsletter about all ISWA activities and events as well as they organize webinars together to inform about the ISWA Working Groups. The website and the webinars are arranged for members but also for interested persons and organizations. However, to participate in the ISWA Working Groups it is necessary to be a member of DGAW or RETech. Besides that, all members of the associations have access to the ISWA publications “Waste Management & Research” and “Waste Management World” as well as to the “ISWA Knowledge Base”, which provides the latest information on all aspects of waste management.

Prof. Dr. Michael Nelles generously agrees to coordinate our work as a main contact person in charge. He is the chair of Waste and Resource Management department at the University of Rostock and Scientific Managing Director at the German Biomass Research Center as well as a member of both boards, RETech and DGAW.

Become a member to support us in our activities around ISWA Germany and actively participate in the working groups to make a difference together.


ISWA-Germany YPG at IFAT 2024, Munich

Young scientists and professionals attending IFAT Munich from May 13th to 17th are invited to join us for an international networking workshop. Read more

ISWA-Germany at IFAT 2024, Munich

The German RETech Partnership and DGAW proudly represent Germany's national membership at ISWA at IFAT Munich from May 13th to 17th. We extend a warm welcome to all interested members to join us for a one-hour networking event on Tuesday, 14.05 at 4:00 p.m., hosted at the ISWA booth. Read more

Postponement of ISWA Study Tour!

Unfortunately, we have to announce that ISWA study tour on "Planning, financing, and operation of sustainable decentralized recycling and waste management systems" had to be postponed due to unforeseen internal problems.

ISWA Germany's Final Meeting in 2023

5 December 2023

Join us on December 5, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for a webinar showcasing the activities of German organizations within ISWA. The focus of this event will be the insights gathered from the ISWA World Congress, held in Muscat, Oman, from October 30 to November 1, 2023. Read more

ISWA-Germany Study Tour

The national membership of Germany at ISWA is proud to present the ISWA-Germany Study Tour 2024, an unparalleled opportunity for young waste management professionals to gain in-depth knowledge on designing, financing, and operating sustainable decentralized recycling and waste management systems. Read more

ISWA World Congress 2033: Global Action Towards a Net-zero Future

21 June 2023

ISWA World Congress 2033 is scheduled to take place in the picturesque city of Muscat, Oman. This prestigious event will bring together waste management professionals from around the world, offering them a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, insights, and best practices within the industry. Read more