250 exhibitors on 96,500 sqm over 3 days

RecyclingAKTIV is a demonstration trade fair that provides both information and excitement in equal measure. Across three days, the event is the perfect platform for machinery such as metal and sorting facilities, presses, shredders, shears, crushers and screens, along with special equipment for material handling, transport and logistics. Exhibitors showcase their machinery and facilities in action across over 90.000 sqm of open-air exhibiton area on a realistic working environment.

RecyclingAKTIV takes place alongside TiefbauLIVE, the Demonstration trade fair for road construction and civil engineering. These twin events complement each other perfectly. After a successful inaugural event at a new location and with a new organising team in 2017, the twin trade fair has found the perfect place to develop in Karlsruhe.
In September 2019, the event was back on the exhibition grounds of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre.

And from June 10th to 12th, 2021, the grounds of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre will once again turn into a mobile recycling yard and an open construction site. On the only platform for the construction and recycling industries in 2021 there will be more action, more technology and more demonstrations than ever before.

Special theme area-scrap-&-metal

Facts and Figures

What makes RecyclingAKTIV so special?
The exhibitors, the visitors and the area occupied. But above all the heart of the event - the live demonstrations!

Review 2019

Review 2019

Both the images and facts prove that moving the event to the new location was the right decision. From 5 to 7 September 2019, the international recycling and civil engineering industry met for the second time on the grounds of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, where the double trade fair RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE took place.

Strong Partners and associations

Strong Partners and associations

Well-known partners such as VDMA, BDSV, bvse or DA support RecyclingAKTIV in strategic focus and strengthen the trade fair profile. As an exhibitor, are you a member of one of our partner associations? Take advantage of a stand rental discount.

Portrait Horst Möhrle, Application Consultant Automation, MTS Maschinentechnik Schrode AG

MTS has been at RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE since the very beginning. It is perfect for catching up with our customers. Recycling has become a key issue for everyone in the construction industry, which is why it is great to see both sectors represented together here. We also love the family feel and compact nature of the exhibition grounds.


Horst Möhrle, Application Consultant Automation, MTS Maschinentechnik Schrode AG

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre

When hosting the event for the first time in 2017, the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre proved the ideal location for the twin trade fairs RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE.

Both visitors and exhibitors praised the quality of the new location. The exhibition grounds are perfectly connected to the autobahn network, allowing drivers to reach the slip road in Karlsruhe Süd in under 10 minutes. There is also a shuttle bus service that provides a direct connection (15 minutes) to the city’s main train station. Most importantly, the location features 90.000 sqm of open-air exhibition area and around 6.500 sqm of exhibition space in the halls stretching towards the outdoor area.

The exhibition grounds in Karlsruhe offer everything that exhibitors need for a successful trade fair. The open-air exhibition areas feature realistic ground conditions. The modern, bright and open hall areas are fitted with air conditioning and feature a high floor load-bearing capacity of 3 t/sqm. On top of this, a comprehensive logistics service ensures that demonstrations run smoothly on both the stands and exhibition areas.

Everything on one level

The visitor circuit concept takes you through the recyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE hall area to the adjacent outdoor area with other exhibitors. In the area of ​​the main entrance there are further presentation areas, which include product placements.

You can find out more about the exhibition areas in the section Become an exhibitor.

Portrait Dr. Martin Thelen, Marketing Director, JCB Deutschland GmbH

Compared to the location at the Baden Airpark, the new location at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre is a significant improvement. The visitor guidance is clear and logically structured. We are satisfied.


Dr. Martin Thelen, Marketing Director, JCB Deutschland GmbH