Waste

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 and once a week for the yellow, blue and orange bags. For the days of the collection:

The garbage must be placed against the walls the day before the passage of the truck or the previous evening after 6 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 (Art. 25 of the General Police Regulations of the City).

Glass has to be thrown into glass containers. Location of these containers (bottle banks):

As a reminder, sorting is mandatory in the Brussels Capital Region since 2010.

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There are various options for the disposal of bulky waste.

Collection by the City of Brussels

The City of Brussels organizes three collections per year: in March, June and October:

Accepted waste:

  • furniture
  • mattresses
  • household appliances (refrigerators, hi-fi system,...)
  • hard plastic (toys,...)

Refused waste:

  • construction waste (bricks, gypsum, roofing, tiles)
  • garden (branches, grass,...)
  • tyres

Maximum 2m³ waste per family.

It is possible to bring small hazardous waste (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.

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:

Container parks

Two container parks (recycling centres) are open all year in the Brussels Capital Region.

Traders are required to sign a contract for the disposal of their commercial waste at the Bruxelles-Propreté Agency or a private company.

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 (Art. 25 of the General Police Regulations of the City).

Used oil

Traders who have to use oil during their work are required to sign a contract for the removal of the used oil with a specialized firm.

Cigarette butts

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. 21 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.

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Private companies collect construction waste as well.

Small chemical waste are products or materials that are harmful to the environment if not treated properly. The waste must be submitted:

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.

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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 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:

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