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Welcome to the website of the BAV – Bundesverband der Altholzaufbereiter und -verwerter e.V. We are the largest German trade association in the waste wood industry. With currently 87 members, all companies along the material flow of waste wood are represented in our association.


On the following pages you will find further information about our association, its structures and contact persons. You can find the latest news about the German waste wood market here.


Every year we organise numerous conferences and meetings. The Conference on Waste Wood (Altholztag) is the largest meeting of the waste wood market. We also organise the Working Group Europe at regular intervals. Here the developments of the waste wood market in Europe are on the agenda. The event language of the European Working Group is English. The presentations of the Waste Wood Conference (Altholztag) are in German and English. Further information can be found under Dates and Events.


On our website you can also find the guide “Waste Wood Recycling” with detailed insights into waste wood treatment and recycling. This reference book also provides an overview of the waste wood markets in Europe.


If you would like to become a member of our Waste Wood Association and be part of our European network, you will find all information on membership here.

If you are interested in further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Click here for the German-language version of our online website.