Compost project in Brussels

The City of Brussels is committed to the reduction and revaluation of household waste and offers its residents 6 compost sites to reduce their organic waste at home. Interested in a neighborhood compost? The City of Brussels is looking for citizens who want to participate in this new project.

The locations of the 6 future compost sites will be made at the request of the citizens themselves. Residents will enjoy:

  • a free training on composting
  • support to maintain the compost site

Food waste

In Brussels, a resident wastes almost 19 kg of food every year. That food waste, once thrown away, ends up in our garbage cans and then in incinerators. However, it can take a very different path and return to nourish our soil.

Why participate in the compost project?

  • Composting significantly reduces the amount of waste in your trash cans.
  • Composting makes it possible to avoid the purchase of orange bags, which will become mandatory in 2023.
  • Composting increases the organic value of waste generated by our food. That 100% natural process increases soil fertilization by releasing rich nutrients from our waste.
  • By separating organic matter from your food waste, the carbon in the soil increases dramatically. In this way the effects of climate change are reduced.
  • Composting fights plant diseases, greatly reducing the use of chemical pesticides.
  • Composting helps the soil retain moisture, which can reduce water consumption for watering.

How to participate in this compost project?

Send an e-mail to the following address: