About Avfall Norge

Avfall Norge is a Norwegian waste management and recycling association leveraging 30 years of industry-specific knowledge to promote and develop socially responsible waste management policies in Norway and Europe.

Our members are responsible for the treatment of more than 95 percent of all household waste in Norway, and represent both public services and private companies. We offer training and guidance, ensure sound policies and constructive political dialogue, and initiate research and development projects to build industry capacity.

Avfall Norge was founded in 1986 with the aim of coordinating and maintaining municipal interests and inter-municipal cooperation in the waste management sector. Since then, the association has remained a competitive actor in a rapidly changing industry, and remains a nationwide resource for public services and private companies alike.


  • Annual conference: Join us as we bring political leaders, the waste management industry, suppliers, innovators, inventors and students together at our annual conference.
  • Knowledge: We offer courses and seminars throughout the year to keep the industry up to date. 
  • Research and Development: Our research to better treat an increasingly complex stream of waste brings us closer to a circular economy.