Municipal environmental bonuses

The City of Brussels gives municipal bonuses to its inhabitants to encourage them in their efforts to ensure a better management of household waste, for greening their neighborhood or controlling their energy and water consumption.

These environmental bonuses will be granted within the limits of the available annual budget. They are only granted to persons living on the territory of the City of Brussels (postal codes 1000, 1020, 1120, 1130).

By composting organic waste at home, the inhabitant decreases about a third of the contents of his domestic garbage can. He can so avoid the transport of waste (reduction of CO2 emissions) and he produces a natural and free fertilizer.

The composting is within the reach of every owner of a garden, whatever the size of the garden. In the absence of a garden, the solution is vermicomposting (worm composting).

The amount of the municipal bonus is 75% of the purchase price of the compost bin, with a maximum of 50 euros per compost bin and per household.

For a worm composting bin, the amount of the bonus is fixed at 100% of the purchase price with a maximum of 100 euros per bin and per family.

Please fill in the application form and send it, with the necessary supporting documents and dated and signed, to the Eco Advice Unit. This has to be done within four months from the date of the purchase invoice of the compost bin.

The regulation and form are only available in Dutch and French.

The City of Brussels has a bonus for the planting of a climber on the facade of a house that is visible from the street.

A vine growing on the facade contributes to:

  • the protection against moisture of the facade
  • better thermal and sound insulation of the building
  • microclimate improvement: cooling and humidifying the air around the building
  • the air purification: collecting dust and pollutants through the leaves
  • the enrichment of biodiversity: food source and shelter for insects and birds
  • strengthening the 'Green Network'
  • beautifying the area
  • ...

The amount of the municipal contribution is limited to 75% of the amount of the works, based on invoices or supporting documents (maximum of 100 euro per building and per period of five years).

The granting of this bonus is governed by a municipal law which clarifies the plant species that are allowed as well as the grid and the appropriate place.

Please fill in the application form and send it, with the necessary supporting documents and dated and signed, to the Eco Advice Unit. This has to be done within four months after the end of the works.

The regulation and form are only available in Dutch and French.

The City of Brussels offers a municipal bonus for the purchase of a refrigerator A+++.

A refrigerator consumes a lot of energy. If it is worn or just old, the refrigerator is often the main expense on the electricity bills of a family.

The A+, A++ and A+++ classes (from less to more efficient) of fridges consume much less energy, but there price is still high.

Therefore, the City of Brussels offers an environmental bonus for the purchase of a refrigerator A+++ (most efficient model on the market).

This bonus is reserved for low-income households (income less than or equal to 33,525.36 euros per year for a single person or 48,525.36 euro per year for a married or legally cohabiting couple).

The amount of the municipal contribution is set at 400 euros, with a bonus of 100 euros for families of 4 persons. It is limited to 50% of the amount on the purchase invoice of the refrigerator (Recupel contribution included).

Please fill in the application form and send it, with the necessary supporting documents and dated and signed, to the Eco Advice Unit. This has to be done within four months from the date of the purchase invoice of the refrigerator.

The regulation and form are only available in Dutch and French.

For numerous applications, rainwater is a more attractive alternative for drinking water. Drinking water is not needed for tasks such as watering the garden, a vegetable garden or houseplants, or for the maintenance and cleaning of the house, the car, tools... Rainwater is also softer than tap water, and thus allows to use less maintenance products.

The City of Brussels offers a bonus for the purchase of a rainwater collector that has to be connected to a drain. This installation (ton, barrel,...) is intended for the collection and/or storage of rainwater fallen on a roof of a building situated on the territory of the City.

The rainwater collector has the advantage of being easy to install, without the intervention of a professional.

The amount of the municipal bonus is set at 75% of the purchase price of the rainwater collector with a maximum of 100 euros per collector per household. The accessories are not eligible for the calculation of the amount of the bonus.

Please fill in the application form and send it, with the necessary supporting documents and dated and signed, to the Eco Advice Unit. This has to be done within four months from the date of the purchase invoice of the rainwater collector.

The regulation and form are only available in Dutch and French.

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