Waste is collected according to the type of waste.
The collection of household waste at home is organized by the Brussels Capital Region (Bruxelles Propreté - Net Brussel). The collections take place twice a week for the white bags (once in Neder-Over-Heembeek and Haren) and once a week for the yellow, blue and orange bags. For the days of the collection:
- External site Calendar indicating when to put out your bags
- External site Recycle! application (with calendar of collection days)
The garbage must be placed against your facade (and not at the foot of a tree or around a public garbage can), the day before the passage of the truck or the previous evening after 6 pm. For a collection in the evening (after 8 pm), your garbage bags should be placed outside between 6 pm and 8 pm.
If the collection of the bags has not been made (for whatever reason), the residents are required to take their bags, containers or bins and their content away from the public road. This must be done on the same day of the scheduled collection, at the latest at 10 pm. If your garbage bags have not been collected by the Bruxelles Propreté Agency, do not hesitate to report this to:
- 0800 981 81
Glass has to be thrown into glass containers. Location of these containers (bottle banks):
Frying oils and fats
Used frying oils and fats have to be thrown into the red OlioBox containers. Location of the containers for used oils:
External site OlioBox collection points (in French)
The City of Brussels encourages the inhabitants of Brussels to reduce their waste production. The website Zero waste Brussels offers a series of tips and tricks for households who want to get started (consuming differently, reducing waste, saving money,...):
As a reminder, sorting is mandatory in the Brussels Capital Region since 2010.
- External site Bruxelles-Propreté - sorting
- 0800 981 81
There are various options for the disposal of bulky waste.
Your items can still serve? Can they still be repaired? Give them a second life:
Collection by appointment by the Region
The regional agency Bruxelles-Propreté - Net Brussel collects bulky at home by appointment. The collection is free for up to 3 cubic meters per family, once a year. More info:
Collection by appointment by the City of Brussels
Collection by the City of Brussels
The City of Brussels organizes 2 collections per year (in March and October).
- dismantled furniture
- household appliances (refrigerators, hi-fi system,...)
- hard plastic (toys,...)
- household waste
- construction waste (bricks, gypsum, roofing, tiles, parquet, wood, vinyl, doors,...)
- garden (branches, grass,...)
Maximum 2m³ waste per family.
It is possible to bring small hazardous waste (maximum of 30 litres), except for acids, bases, solvents, sprays, photo products, white spirit.
Difficulties to move you? Request a collection at home via the coupon in the flyer that will be in your mailbox just before the campaigns.
Three External site container parks (Recypark recycling centres) are open all year in the Brussels Capital Region.
The contract lists the days of waste collection for the trader. Containers and bins should only stand outside during the days of collection and must be put back inside after the collection.
Traders who have to use oil during their work are required to sign a contract for the removal of the used oil with a External site specialized firm.
The General Police Regulations state that all buildings which are not used for residential purposes (offices, shopping centres, hotels, cafes,...) must have sufficient ashtrays on the ground floor in proportion to the number of people who smoke in front of the building (Art. 18 of the General Police Regulations of the City).
Construction and demolition waste by individuals, merchants, craftsmen and SMEs has to go to the regional container parks.
- External site Bruxelles-Propreté - container parks (Recypark)
- 0800 981 81
External site Private companies collect construction waste as well.
Any medication you wish to dispose of (whether expired or not) should be returned to the pharmacy (without the cardboard boxes and leaflets, which should be thrown in the yellow bag).
Small chemical waste are products or materials that are harmful to the environment if not treated properly. The waste must be submitted:
- at the External site Proxy Chimik collection points or the regional container parks
- specific small hazardous waste can be collected three times a year by the bulky waste collections of the City of Brussels
Bruxelles Propreté collects Christmas trees after the Christmas festivities, on the day of the collection of green waste. The trees should be submitted without decorations or pot.
You can give your clothes (that are in good condition) to all associations which have second hand stores. A label exists for the associations which have a real social purpose: the External site Solid'R label.
Used textile can be deposited in the containers intended for this purpose. This clothing is sorted and sold within the projects of these associations. Examples of organizations that collect used clothing:
Illegal dumping can be reported at the Cleaning Service:
Public authority: External site Brussels Capital Region
Last update on 15/05/2023