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Public hygiene and waste management

Public hygiene and waste management
We currently produce three times the waste we produced in 1950. To manage these waste flows and keep Brussels clean, Bruxelles-Propreté is mainly responsible for public hygiene in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Find out about waste collection days for your street and the special waste collection services at the Bruxelles-Propreté website.

Bruxelles-Propreté also shares its expertise with businesses of all sizes.

Small, medium or large, see the Waste Management page in the business and the environment section.

Waste collection in the communes

Some Brussels communes also collect bulky waste or run container parks. Contact your commune’s environmental service for more information.

Recycling services

Social economy enterprises reuse textiles, bulky waste, electrical and electronic waste. The Brussels-Capital Region subsidises five authorised social economy enterprises: Les Petits Riens, La Poudrière, Salvation Army, Terre and Oxfam-Solidarité. They help give a second life to more than 75% of the waste they collect.

For more information on these social economy enterprises (FR/NL) visit the website of Bruxelles Environnement.

Bruxelles-Propreté helps you respect the environment.
Avenue de Broqueville 12, 1150 Brussels
Phone free of charge: 0800 981 81

More information about Bruxelles-Propreté is also found in the Regional bodies section.

Recycling: doing your bit

  • Home collection or deposit
    Clean textile and furniture in good condition, fully functioning home electronic, diverse articles (crockery, knick-knacks, books and more)
  • Les Petits Riens
    Rue Américaine, 101, 1050 Brussels
    Phone central: +32 (0)2 537 30 26
    Collection service: +32 (0)2 541 13 83 (Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm)

    Shops open Monday to Friday, noon to 5.30 pm and Friday 10 am to 1 pm
  • Clothing banks are spread across the Brussels-Capital Region and many parts of Belgium.
  • La Poudrière - Emmaüs (including computer equipment sorting centre)
    Rue du Libre Examen, 15, 1070 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 523 80 45
    Monday to Friday, 9 am to noon, 2 pm to 4.30 pm
  • Salvation Army
    Boulevard d'Ypres, 24, 1000 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 217 61 36

    Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 11.45 am and 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
  • Furniture in good condition, fully functioning home electronics
    Oxfam-Solidarité
    Rue des Quatre Vents, 60, 1080 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 501 67 00
    Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5.30 pm and Saturday 10 am to 1 pm

Administrative penalties for infringements of clean streets policy: Up to € 250.

Putting your waste out on the street at the wrong times, illegal dumping, illegal parking, dog fouling, poor pavement maintenance… Park wardens, cleaning department officials and the police have the right to draw up a report of infringements of the clean streets policy.