The report is an introduction to waste sorting plants. It describes the framework conditions influencing the sorting plant (economically and technically), their technical configuration, and capabilities that should be considered when setting a planning process in motion. The report aims to spread the knowledge of waste sorting plants and the role they can play in the waste management system. The report was commissioned by the Working Group on Recycling and Waste Minimisation and financed by the ISWA grant. The work was lead by the royal Dutch Waste Association (NVRD) and coordinated by Maarten Goorhuis, Project Lead, Björn Appelqvist, Chair of the WGRWM, Jeff Cooper, and Alexei Atudorei, SEMEM RDN Representative.