​Coronavirus measures

The City of Brussels has taken several decisions in order to best respect the measures of the federal government in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19). More info: coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels. Please note: at the Administrative Centre & liaison offices, all citizens are asked to come alone, maximum 15 minutes before the appointment time, wear a face mask (obligatory) and disinfect their hands.

 

Smart waste bins

What is it about?

In November 2015, smart waste bins have been installed on the territory of the City of Brussels. With a solar battery, these garbage containers can squeeze the waste, increasing the capacity of standard garbage containers 6 times. In addition, each waste bin has a data transmission system that sends a warning to the Public Cleaning Service when the bin is full. A collection can then be scheduled immediately.

What purpose?

Thanks to the smart waste bins, the Public Cleaning Service needs to make fewer rounds. In addition, the computer system combines all trash cans on an interactive map, gives statistics on filling and emptying, lists the technical issues and allows remote control and closure (for example, for public safety). The City has decided to install even more smart garbage bins on its territory. The target sectors are the Rue Neuve, the pedestrian zone and the area of the Atomium.

Smart waste bins

Progress

Launching