Zero Waste Challenge
The Zero Waste Challenge of the City of Brussels gives 30 households free guidance to limit their waste, from September 2020. You can already register.
Still in doubt? The City will organize an information evening about the challenge. Keep an eye on this page for the exact date.
- support to make the start easier
- facts and information about individual actions
- the pleasure and satisfaction that you can do something yourself, without obligations or without having to feel guilty
- less waste in your trash bin
- you spend less (save 30% on your annual budget for food, clothing, energy,...)
- your daily life becomes easier
- contact with others
- it makes sense
- Visit to the incinerator in Brussels
- Visit to the Recyclis sorting centre
- 6 workshops
- Compost bin and worm tray
- Cleaning products
- Hygiene products
- Cleaning up
- Getting rid of food waste
- 'Zero waste rallies' in various quarters of Brussels
- Group coaching during the entire challenge
- A helpline for all your questions and help
All activities are free.
Keep an eye on this page for the exact date of the first meeting with the selected households. People who already register will be notified by e-mail.
All residents of the City of Brussels (1000 Brussels, 1020 Laeken, 1120 Neder-Over-Heembeek or 1130 Haren) can already register.
To demonstrate that everyone can manage to live without waste, 30 households with different profiles will be selected (number of people per family, age group, address in the City of Brussels).
- Living on the territory of the City of Brussels (1000 Brussels, 1020 Laeken, 1120 Neder-Over-Heembeek or 1130 Haren)
- Be prepared to participate in at least 5 workshops/visits on the 9 proposed themes
- Be prepared to regularly weigh your household waste during the challenge
Then you can still take on your own challenge, at your own pace and with the following tools:
- Brussels Environment has an online coaching tool to limit waste (in French)
- Participating households are given priority for visits and workshops, but the other available places will be open to everyone. Keep an eye on the Facebook page of the City and this page.
- Tips and tricks will be shared every two weeks via the Facebook page of the City
You can also:
- subscribe for free to the monthly 'Zero Waste' newsletter from Brussels Environment
- consult the 'Participate!' schedule, which includes all events, workshops, training and meetings on zero waste in your area
- follow the zero waste news on the Brussels Zero Waste Facebook page
- seek inspiration from the many inspiring projects of municipalities, associations, citizens, universities,...
- find more information and advice at Brussels Environment - zero waste