Environment & cleanliness
Brussels wants to be a beautiful, clean and green city.
From 1 December to 31 March, the Cleanliness service has a special team for spreading salt on local roads during heavy snow or sleet.
The poplars of the Val du Bois des Béguines forest (Begijnenbosdal) will be cut down to make room for other trees. The poplars, planted in the early 80s, are at the end of their life and therefore pose a danger to hikers.
For walkways covered with snow, special rules from the general police apply. How should sidewalks be cleared in Brussels? And who is responsible for this?
The City of Brussels made a guide for gardens and balconies in the city. The brochure - updated in October 2013 - is only available in Dutch and French.