Energy from WasteTaking the lead.

Memberships in Bodies – Together We Are Strong.

EEW Energy from Waste is a member of various different bodies. These bodies are platforms for the representation of interests at several political levels and in various areas of research.


ITAD stands for 'Interessengemeinschaft der thermischen Abfallbehandlungsanlagen in Deutschland' and this group pursues a host of different activities and objectives.

It supports the interests of thermal waste treatment plant owners and operators in their relations with the public, politics, the authorities and other interest groups. Fee payers as well as commerce and industry are the chief beneficiaries of the activities of the group.

These interests are also represented in the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and in the Federal States of Germany.

ITAD promotes research projects concerned with optimisation of thermal waste treatment, and conducts intensive public relations work in order to represent the advantages of waste incineration as compared to other methods of waste disposal.


VKS stands for 'Verband kommunaler Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung', an association that has actively represented the interests of its members since 1912. In 2003, the association merged with the Association of Local Utilities ('Verband der kommunalen Unternehmer', VKU).

The VKS im VKU represents waste management related interests in the European Union, the German Federal Government and the Federal States.

It promotes the exchange of experience as well as basic and advanced training of qualified workers.

Members include municipal companies and businesses in various organisation forms, special purpose associations, administrative districts, cities and municipalities. Over 180 specialist companies, associations, institutes and private persons are also part of this supporting association.


Federal Association of German Waste Disposal, Water and Raw Materials Management (GER. Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V, in short: BDE) was established in 1961 as a private association of municipal sanitary services (GER. in short: VPS). Today, with 750 member companies of all sizes, BDE is the strongest organization in Germany and in Europe representing interests of private waste disposal, water and raw materials management companies, and committed to establishing the reliable framework conditions. The Association has at its disposal a cross-industry network of over 500 experts, able to discuss in over 30 working groups current development strategies and work on solutions of existing problems. BDE is based in Berlin and its branch office is located in Brussels, representing the interests and goals of the Association at both European and international level.


German Association for Waste Management (GER. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Abfallwirtschaft, in short: DGAW) consists of representatives of private and municipal waste disposal companies as well as representatives of politics, administration and science. It is also comprised of representatives of social initiatives together with experts responsible for design, building and management of waste disposal installations and machines. Moreover, DGAW either cooperates closely or operates within the frames of mutual membership with all major raw materials management companies. Therefore, it offers its members the independent, active and informative exchange of knowledge and experience concerning various professional subjects.