Sorting and recycling your waste

While the 2% of incorrectly sorted waste in paper and cardboard may seem small, it nevertheless represents almost 1,000 tonnes of incorrectly sorted waste per year.

What?

What waste should be sorted in this category?

Waste authorized in the “Paper-cardboard waste” catefory:

Paper and cardboard waste originating from the normal running of a business, i.e. waste that is similar in nature and composition to waste originating from households.

  • Envelopes, even with windows
  • Pure paper / cardboard
  • White paper / cardboard
  • Colored paper / cardboard
  • Paper / cardboard with printed writing
  • Letter paper
  • Printer / photocopy paper
  • Cardboard boxes (washing powder boxes, cereal boxes, …)
  • Medication leaflets
  • Cardboard tubes or cores (accepted if "Cardboard" only)
  • Metal-free cardboard folders / binders
  • Cardboard wrapping paper
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Leaflets
  • Advertising
  • Brochures
  • Books
  • Archives
  • Files
  • Paper bags
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Office paper
Posters: A4 - A3 - A2
Stickers: A4 - A3 - A2


Waste refused in the “Paper and cardboard waste” category:  

Tetrapaks

Boxes used to hold eggs, fish, etc.

Burnt paper

Wallpaper

Silicone paper

Dirty, soiled or greasy paper / cardboard

Laminated paper / cardboard

Baking paper

Cellophane paper

Carbon paper

Wax paper

Heat-resistant or thermal paper

Metallized / aluminium paper

Paper / bags with aluminium layer

Bread bags 

Cardboard tubes or cores (refused in the "paper and cardboard mix”)

Telephone directories

Wrapping paper with plastic

Plasticised paper / cardboard

Tracing paper

Cardboard with an inner plastic layer

Adhesive masking tape / sticky tape

Folders / binders made of plastic or including metal

Takeaway cardboard coffee cups;

Honeycomb paper

Paper towels

Paper tablecloths, tissues and napkins

Diapers / Nappies

Paper polluted by: oil, paint, paraffin or other chemicals

Hazardous waste

Medical waste

Food waste / food

Radioactive or explosive materials

Any erotic content on paper or DVD

Hard plastics

Plastic films, bags and sacks

Textiles, clothing

Toilet paper

Photos

Where?

Where should you put your waste?

You can dispose of your paper and cardboard waste : 

mascotte sac jaune

In the yellow commercial / pro bag - Only if you have a yellow commercial contract with our Agency.

mascotte conteneur jaune

In the yellow container - Only if you have a yellow container contract with our Agency.

Pictogramme Recypark

At one of our Recypark for professionals - See rates, rules and practical information on the Recypark page.

To transport your professional waste to the Recypark, your company must be registered with Bruxelles Environnement as a waste transporter.

How?

How should you present your waste?

Some rules for paper and cardboard waste: 

  • Paper and cardboard waste must be clean, dry, free of residue, free from plastic film.
  • For the collection of paper and cardboard waste in bags, the use of bags other than the yellow commercial / PRO bag provided for this purpose is prohibited.
  • Paper and cardboard waste may also be put out for collection in cardboard boxes. Paper and cardboard waste must not spill from the box that is used.
  • Pieces of cardboard / newspapers that do not fit in the yellow commercial / PRO bag can be folded and tied securely. It is preferable to use cotton, hemp, jute or sisal string for this. Do not use plastic ties.
  • As far as possible, remove stickers, tape or adhesive from cardboard before putting it out for collection.
  • For the safety of the teams responsible for collection and for more efficient handling during collection rounds, ensure that the compacted cardboard bales and cardboard boxes are easy to handle and transport, i.e. of a reasonable size and weight. Use two medium-sized bales instead of one that is excessively large or heavy. 
  • Bag / bales / boxes should be a maximum of fifteen kilograms (15 kg).
  • For collection in containers, paper and cardboard waste must be placed loose in the container.
  • To be accepted for collection, containers must be easy for our teams to handle. It is important to consider their weight and where to leave them. For example, a container that is too heavy, left on cobbles or gravel, or needs to be lifted off a curb may be impossible to collect, so pay attention to these details when preparing your containers for collection.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..

In 2009, the PMD collected still contained 60% of poorly sorted waste. Today, this figure has been reduced to 27% thanks to our mutual commitment to better sorting. In 2021, the blue bag became the New Blue Bag.

What?

What waste should be sorted in this category?

 Bannière conteneur pmc bleu

Waste authorized in the “PMC packaging” category:

PMD packaging waste originating from the normal running of a business, i.e. waste that is similar in nature and composition to waste originating from households.

Plastic packaging (P)

  • Bottles and flasks: soft drinks, water, milk, juice, bath / laundry / dishwashing products, etc.
  • Trays and containers: clean or dirty, but emptied of their contents
  • Pots, tubes and cups: yoghurt/flower pots, coffee cups, toothpaste tubes, etc.
  • Films, bags and sachets: drinks packaging, crisp packets, aluminum bags, industrial films measuring 1 m² maximum, packaging of less than eight liters (8 L), etc.
  • Drinks caps: coffee caps, etc.

Metal packaging (M)

  • Cans
  • Tins
  • Aerosol cans (for food products, for cosmetics, etc.)
  • Drinks caps (coffee, etc.)
  • Metal lids, caps and capsules (for jars, bottles, etc.)
  • Metal containers
  • Metal drums
  • Aluminium plates
  • Aluminum containers
  • Aluminum trays
  • Deodorisers
  • Etc.

Drinks cartons (C)

  • Any laminated brick-shaped packaging containing liquid products: fruit juice, soup, milk, cream, etc.
     
Posters: A4 - A3 - A2
Stickers: A4 - A3 - A2


Waste refused in the “PMC packaging” category: 

  • Hard plastic
  • Syringes, intravenous bags (baxter bags) and other healthcare waste
  • Packaging with a capacity greater than eight liters (8 L) (cans, etc.)
  • Large industrial films, covers/films for pallets and bags of more than 1m²
  • Strapping (industrial quantity)
  • Objects that are not regarded as packaging or are too large: plastic buckets, water hoses, rubber boots, windcheaters, plastic crates, multi-sockets, coffee machines, plastic overshoes, plastic / nitrile gloves, etc.
  • Styrofoam / expanded polystyrene – with small white EPS balls
  • Gas cylinders (butane, propane, helium, nitrous oxide, etc.)
  • Batteries (lithium,... )
  • Electrical and electronic devies
  • Packaging with a child safety cap
  • Packaging of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, rat poison, defoamer
  • Packaging for oxidising agents, fuels, engine oils and lubricants
  • Packaging for glues, paints, lacquers and varnishes, silicone tubes
  • Clothing / textiles
  • Packaging made from a mixture of materials that cannot be separated (a layer of plastic film with a layer of aluminium film, kraft packaging with a waterproof plastic membrane, etc.), such as pouches for drinks, compote or wet pet food, crisp tubes, etc.
  • Packaging with at least one of the hazard pictograms (acute toxicity, health hazard, risk of infection, corrosive products, etc.) shown below:
Picto dangereux
Picto toxique

Where?

Where should you put your waste?

You can dispose of your PMD packaging : 

mascotte sac bleu

In the blue commercial / pro bag - Only if you have a blue bag commercial contract with our Agency.

mascotte conteneur bleu

In the blue container - Only if you have a blue container commercial contract with our Agency.

Pictogramme Recypark

At one of our Recypark for professionals - See rates, rules and practical information on the Recypark page of our website.

To transport your professional waste to the Recypark, your company must be registered with Bruxelles Environnement  as a waste transporter. 

How?

How should you present your waste?

Some rules for PMD packaging:

  • PMC packaging must be well emptied, drained or scraped of its contents. 
  • For the collection of PMD packaging in bags, the use of bags other than the blue commercial / PRO bag provided for this purpose is prohibited.
  • Please remove plastic films that cover the whole of bottles, trays or containers and dispose of them separately in the blue commercial / PRO bag.
  • Flatten the plastic bottles to reduce their width (not their height) and replace the cap.
  • Do not nest packaging items inside one another and do not pre-pack your PMD packaging waste in tied bags.
  • Don’t attach anything to the outside of the blue commercial / PRO bag.
  • PMD packaging must have a maximum volume of eight litres (8 l).
  • Bags should be a maximum of fifteen kilograms (15 kg).
  • PMD packaging may be placed loose in the container. If you wish to use blue bags in the container, these must be commercial / PRO bags.
  • To be accepted for collection, containers must be easy for our teams to handle. It is important to consider their weight and where to leave them. A container that is too heavy, left on cobbles or gravel, or needs to be lifted off a curb may be impossible to collect, so pay attention to these details when preparing your containers for collection.

Other

Further information

In the wake of the European “Single Use Plastics” (SUP) directive on single-use packaging, the Brussels-Capital Region and Brussels Environment have decided to go one step further in packaging prevention, notably by launching the new “Packaging Facilitator” service to help all public and professional bodies set up sustainable packaging systems, free of charge. For further information, please consult our article on this subject or the Bruxelles Environnement website.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...).

Food waste represents about 40% of your white bag. Sorting them allows for green energy recovery and production of compost

What?

What waste should be sorted in this category?

Bandeau déchets alimentaires

Waste authorized in the “Food or kitchen waste” category: 

Food or kitchen waste originating from the normal running of a business, i.e. waste that is similar in nature and composition to waste originating from households.

  • Meal leftovers / leftovers on plates (including leftover meat and fish)
  • Leftover bread dough from bakeries in any quantity
  • Fruit and vegetable peel
  • Confectionery without its packaging
  • Coffee grounds
  • Tea bags made of paper only
  • Paper towels used to clear up food leftovers only
  • Paper tissues and napkins (unless you have caught COVID-19, throw them away after use in the fuchsia commercial / PRO bag or the black container for residual waste)
  • Expired foods (without their packaging).
     
Posters: A4 - A3 - A2 
Stickers accepted: A4 - A3 - A2150x170


Waste refused in the “Food or kitchen waste” category: 

  • Non-food waste, even if biodegradable
  • Compostable / biodegradable packaging
  • Green / garden waste
  • Inert waste (soil, stone, glass, etc.)
  • Toxic waste
  • Liquid food waste such as soup, oil (see “Oils”), dairy products, etc.
  • Waste of animal or non-animal origin that is rejected for public health reasons (cat 1, cat 2, FASFC-rejected)
  • Soap and cleaning product residue
  • Food supplements
  • Medications
  • Flour
  • Diapers / nappies
  • Wood ash
  • Shells: eggs, nuts, oysters, mussels, etc.
  • Litter, even biodegradable
  • Bones, carcasses and fish bones
  • Fruit stones
Refused sticker: 150x180

Where?

Where should you put your waste?

You can dispose of your food or kitchen waste : 

mascotte sac orange

In the commercial / pro orange bag - Only if you have an orange bag commercial contract with our Agency.

mascotte bac orange

In the small orange bin - Optional for commercial clients. Usually a container will better suit your needs.

mascotte conteneur orange

In the orange container - Only if you have an orange container commercial contract with our Agency.

How?

How should you present your waste?

Some rules for food and kitchen waste: 

  • Food or kitchen waste is refused in Recypark → See "Waste refused to professionnals in our Recypark".
  • For the collection of food or kitchen waste in bags, the use of bags other than the orange commercial / PRO bag provided for this purpose is prohibited.
  • The small twenty-five litre (25 l) orange bin: you must use the orange commercial / PRO bag sold exclusively by us. The bag must always be tied securely in the small orange bin. Our collection teams will take your bag away and leave your bin on the pavement so that you can reuse it for the next collection.
  • The large one hundred and forty litre (140 l) and two hundred and forty litre (240 l) containers: you can put your food waste loose in the orange container provided to you on the basis of your collection contract with us. However, for reasons of hygiene and cleanliness, we recommend that you put your food waste in a rubbish bag before it goes into the orange container. The bag must either be one of our orange commercial / PRO bags or a colourless transparent bag: if not, it will be considered non-compliant for the collection of food or kitchen waste.
  • Bags should be a maximum of fifteen kilograms (15 kg).
  • To be accepted for collection, containers must be easy for our teams to handle. It is important to consider their weight and where to leave them. For example, a container that is too heavy, left on cobbles or gravel, or needs to be lifted off a curb may be impossible to collect, so pay attention to these details when preparing your containers for collection.

Other

Further information

Do you produce food waste and would like to recycle it better and reduce your collection costs at the same time? The Brussels Environment Professional Biowaste Facilitator is there to provide expert advice and answer your questions. The facilitator offers a free service to professionals to optimise the management of their biowaste, as sorting has been compulsory in the Brussels-Capital Region since 1 May 2023. For more information, read our article on this subject or visit the Brussels Environment website.

Alternatives exist to recycle your food waste: Please visit our website- dedicated to this purpose.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..

Since Monday, June 8, 2020, the Bruxelles-Propreté teams will only collect the regulatory biodegradable green bags.

What?

What waste should be sorted in this category?

Waste authorized in the “Green or garden waste” category: 

Biodegradable garden waste, i.e. plant waste originating from the normal maintenance of gardens and terraces by a business, i.e. waste that is similar in nature and composition to waste originating from households.

  • Branches (maximum diameter 8 cm and maximum length 1.5 m)
  • Dead leaves
  • Wilted flowers
  • Weeds
  • Plants
  • Florist waste (diseased flowers/plants with pesticides/parasites);
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Shrub trimmings
  • Grass cuttings (accepted for collection)
  • Wood chips
  • Bark
  • Tree stumps / logs / trunks (maximum diameter 30 cm and maximum length 2 m)

Waste refused in the “Green or garden waste” category:   

Grass cuttings (refused at Recypark)

Soil

Sand

Animal faeces 

Pebbles

Gravel and chippings

Bricks and brick fragments

Slabs

Scrap metal 

Paper → See “paper and cardboard waste”

Branches (more than 8 cm in diameter or 1.5 m in length)

Tarpaulins, wire mesh, fence posts, cement or plastic edging

Tree stumps / logs / trunks (more than 30 cm in diameter or 2 m in length)

Where?

Where should you put your waste?

You can dispose of your green or garden waste:

Mascotte verte

 In the green commercial / pro bag - Only if you have a green bag commercial contract with our Agency.

Pictogramme Recypark

At one of our Recypark for professionals - See rates, rules and practical information on the website's Recypark page.

 

 

 

How?

How should you present your waste?

Some rules for green or garden waste: 

  • For green or garden waste and garden wood, see “Sorted waste subject to charge for professionals”.
  • Waste such as "Grass cuttings" is refused in Recypark → See "Waste not accepted from professionals".
  • For the collection of green or garden waste in bags, the use of bags other than the green commercial / PRO bag provided for this purpose is prohibited.
  • Branches with a maximum diameter 8 cm and a maximum length of 1.5 m can be presented for collection in the bundles tied together with a biodegradable tie to make them easy to pick up. 
  • Tied bundles must be made easy to handle: the maximum bag and bundle weight is fifteen kilograms (15 kg).

Other

Further information

Real Christmas trees: these can be put out on the pavement on the day you put out your green or garden waste in January or taken to one of our Recyparks for professionals. Be sure to remove the pot and all decorations, and leave the crosspiece.

Warning: your artificial / plastic tree is a professional bulky waste item.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..

Find out where to put your Christmas tree after the festive season.

What?

What waste should be sorted in this category?

  • Real Christmas trees
  • Artificial / plastic tree
Warning: your artificial / plastic tree is a professional bulky waste item.

Where?

Where can you get rid of your Christmas tree?

You can dispose of your real Christmas trees:

Sapin

On the pavement - On the day you put out your green or garden waste.

Pictogramme Recypark

At one of our Recypark for professionals - See rates, rules and practical information on the Recypark page.

How?

How should you present your waste?

Some rules for real Christmas trees:

  • Remove the pot and all the decorations.
  • You may leave the wooden stand.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..

Clear glass bottles, jars and flasks must be distinguished from other types of glass.

What?

What waste should be sorted in this category?

Bandeaux déchets en verre

There are three types of glass. It is important to distinguish them, because they are not all recyclable:

  1. Hollow glass: glass bottles and jars, either whole or in fragments. The glass may be transparent or coloured. Hollow glass is almost endlessly recyclable without loss of quality.
     
  2. Flat glass: as its name suggests, this type of glass is flat. It may or may not be recyclable.
     
  3. Hazardous glass: includes all categories of glass that have been in contact with chemicals or toxic products, laboratory products or medicines. This glass must be stored separately.

Waste authorised in the "Glass waste" category: 

Transparent or non-transparent glass waste, whether colourless or coloured, originating from the normal running of a business, i.e. waste that is similar in nature and composition to waste originating from households.

  • Hollow food glass and jars without food remains, provided any gravure printing does not contain colour.
  • Authorised glass packaging waste that has been broken (bottles, jars, flasks, etc.) can be included as long as it represents a minority of the glass waste.
     
Sticker: 350x180


Waste refused in the ‘Glass waste’ category:

  • Tubes
  • Needles
  • Borosilicate glass
  • Laboratory glass and medical packaging
  • Glass stoppers and packaging items
  • Lamps (light fixtures, bulbs, neon lights and tubes)
  • Drinking glasses and glassware (their chemical composition is not the same)
  • Glass containing lead
  • Vitroceramic glass (stove glass, Pyrex, glazing from wood burners, ovens, microwaves or hob) → See "Bulky professional waste"
  • Pottery, porcelain, ceramics, terracotta (plates, cups, etc.)
  • Bottles that have contained chemicals;
  • Bottles from hospitals and similar waste still containing liquids
  • Plastic lids, caps, capsules, tubes → See "PMD waste"
  • Deliberately crushed glass (prohibited due to weight, high density)
  • Flat glass (mirrors, panes, laminated glass (windscreens), etc.) → See "Flat glass"
  • Glass resistant to high temperatures (oven dishes, etc.)
  • Opaline and crystal (opaline bottle, wine glasses, etc.)

Where?

Where should you put your waste?

You can dispose of your transparent coloured or non-coloured glass waste:

Verres transparentsVerres transparents colorés

Conteneur vert

In the green container - Only if you have a green container commercial contract with us.

Pictogramme Recypark

At one of our special Recyparks for professionals - See rates, rules and practical information in this document or on the website’s Recypark page.

You can dispose of your non-transparent coloured or non-coloured glass waste, as well as your broken glass waste:

Verres opaquesVerres opaques colorés
Conteneur noir

For small items only: in the fuchsia commercial / PRO bag or the black container - Examples of small broken glass waste: drinking glasses, small mirrors, bottles, jars, flasks, etc.

Only incandescent (ordinary) and halogen bulbs may be put in the fuchsia commercial / PRO bag or the black
container.

Pictogramme Recypark

For small and large items: at one of our Recyparks for professionals and/or via our professional waste removal service (on a quotation basis) -Examples of large broken glass waste: large mirrors, panes, etc.

Energy-saving bulbs and LED lamps may be taken to a Recypark or collected by our professional waste removal service.

Fluorescent tubes (neon lights) are only accepted via our professional waste removal service (contact us at pro@arp-gan.be).

How?

How should you present your waste?

Some rules for glass waste:

  • Glass waste from professionals must not go into the bottle banks glass recycling containers, which are for citizens without a collection contract.
  • Glass waste must have lids, tops or caps removed and be emptied of its contents.
  • Please carefully wrap any sharp objects or packages to prevent injury to our personnel.
  •  To be accepted for collection, containers must be easy for our teams to handle. It is important to consider their weight and where to leave them. For example, a container that is too heavy, left on cobbles or gravel, or needs to be lifted off a curb may be impossible to collect, so pay attention to these details when preparing your containers for collection.
  • Glass waste may be presented as follows in large containers: white glass, coloured glass, mixed glass.
  • Transparent glass bottles from hospitals and similar waste emptied of its contents can only be accepted for "Glass waste" collection if it has not contained hazardous or potentially hazardous products.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..

Before getting rid of your household bulky items, first assess their condition! If they're in good condition, pass them on to friends and family, or to social economy associations.

What?

What waste should be sorted in this category?

Waste authorized in the ‘Bulky professional waste’ category:

Bulky professional waste is waste from your professional activity that cannot be collected in bags due to its nature, weight or size. See ‘Sorted waste for which payment is required’.

  • Textiles
  • Furniture and decorative furnishings (tables, armchairs, carpets, etc.)
  • Vitroceramic glass (stove glass, Pyrex, glazing from wood burners, ovens, microwaves or hob)
  • Artificial / plastic Christmas trees
  • Rotten wood (not recycled but intended for thermal recovery)
  • Plastic frames
  • Plastic shutters
  • Foam, spring or latex mattresses

Waste refused in the ‘Bulky professional waste’ category:

However, there are three types of waste that require specific treatment:

  1. Chemical products.
  2. Large electrical and electronic appliances (refrigerated counters, large photocopiers, vending machines, coffee machines).
  3. Inert waste (rubble, bricks, stones, breeze-blocks.....).
     
  • Chemical waste
  • Inert waste
  • Empty paint cans
  • Badly worn-out mattresses
  • Mattresses in pieces
  • Burnt mattresses
  • Mattresses whose materials cannot be recycled (straw, animal hair, etc.)
  • Mattresses whose mechanical strength is seriously compromised
  • Damp / visibly wet mattresses
  • Mattresses that may present risks for the personnel responsible for handling them (pointed or sharp parts, etc.)
  • Mattresses with large areas of deep wetness or presenting very clear signs of fungal proliferation
  • Mattresses that are excessively soiled, degraded or damaged or with large areas in an advanced state of deterioration

Where?

Where should you put your waste?

You can dispose of your bulky professional waste:

Pictogramme enlèvement professionnel

Via our professional waste removal service.

  • On a quotation basis: contact us at pro@arp-gan.be.
     
  • For bulky professional waste only: phone us on 0800/981 81 to make arrangements.
Pictogramme Recypark

At one of our Recypark for professionals - See rates, rules and practical information on the Recypark page of our website.

 

How?

How should you present your waste?

Some rules for bulky professional waste:

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..

Your electrical or electronic appliances contain harmful substances that can have a negative impact on the environment. There are a number of recycling channels for treating these harmful substances and recycling the recovered material.

What?

Some examples of electrical or electronic devices

Large appliances: washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, exhaust hood, oven, cooker, fridge, freezer, etc..

Small appliances: vacuum cleaner, toaster, coffee machine, hair dryer, waffle maker, mixer, etc..

Multimedia devices: computer, touch pad, computer or television screen, radio, hi-fi, GSM, etc..

Light bulbs and fixtures: compact fluorescent light bulbs ("energy-saving light bulbs"), fluorescent tubes ("energy-saving tubes"), LED lamps and incandescent light bulbs ("traditional light bulbs"), etc..

Lighting: Floor lamp, desk lamp, chandelier, lantern, etc..

Where?

Where can you get rid of your electrical and electronic devices?

If the device is reusable:

If the device is not reusable:

  • Return it to the shop (if you are buying a new device of the same type)
  • Bring it to one of our Recypark
  • Contact our collection service for bulky items.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..

Construction and renovation waste represents a growing volume and tonnage.

What?

What constitutes construction or renovation waste?

Any item that is physically affixed to your home is usually considered construction or renovation material. It is however essential to distinguish between 2 types of waste.

Inert waste (like "rubble")

rubble, broken bricks, pebbles, bricks, stones

tiling, slabs, tilessoil

sandconcrete, cement

gypsum boards: scrap, sheets (type Gyproc) and plastering

Other construction and renovation waste

treated and untreated wood

doors, frames and shutters in wood, metal or plastic

gutters and pipes

floor covering

hygiene items

Where?

Where can you get rid of your construction or renovation waste?

  • In our Recypark
  • Using our professional bulky googs collection service. To make an appointment, call 0800/981 81.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..

 

Despite a much lower collection tonnage than other waste, Bruxelles-Propreté reserves a specific collection method for chemicals, with specially trained staff because of the danger they represent for the environment and for the people who handle them.

What?

What constitutes professional chemical waste?

Chemical waste packaging containing product residues and bearing at least one of the pictograms listed below:

Pictogramme chimique attention corrosion
Pictogramme chimique point d'exclamation
Pictogramme déchet chimique attention dangereux pour l'environnement

Corrosive

Irritant

Dangerous for the environment

pictogramme chimique atenttion inflammable
Pictogramme déchet chimique attention dangereux pour la santé
Pictogramme chimique tête de mort

Flammable

Hazardous to health - long term

Toxic

Cleaning and maintenance products

Garden products

Beauty products

Briquets and lighteners

Extinguishers

Oils ad fats for frying

Batteries and others

 

Medical products

Automotive products

Coating products

Printing products

Light bulbs, compact fluorescent ("energy-saving") lamps, fluorescent tubes (neon) and LED lamps.
More information and collection points at www.recupel.be.

All aerosols, except empty cosmetic and food cans.

Where?

Where can you get rid of your professional chemical waste ?

Please follow the steps below:

  1. Send your list of professional chemical waste to Bruxelles-Propreté Pro by e-mail pro@arp-gan.be or fax: 02/780.28.38.
     
  2. Bruxelles-Propreté Pro will reply with a quote for approval.
     
  3. A delivery note details the description and quantities that you have given us.
     
  4. We set an appointment to collect your waste.
     
  5. We remove your chemical waste in accordance with the safety standard specific to this type of waste.

THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT PROXY CHIMIK AND IN THE RECYPARK:

Asbestos waste ("Eternit")

Gas tanks, bottles and cartridges

Fireworks and other explosives

Laboratory products

Radioactive substances

Roofing materials

Professional chemical waste

To get rid of them, please contact Bruxelles Environnement on 02/775 75 75 or at https://environnement.brussels/.

How?

A few rules

  • Bring your household chemical products in their original packaging and make sure they are properly closed (not loose in a plastic bag)
  • In the absence of original packaging, clearly write the name of the product on the packaging
  • Also bring the empty containers of  chemical products
  • Separate liquids from solids
  • Water filters with resin granules (like Brita) must be returned to the manufacturer or to the shop. Otherwise, place them in the "coatings" category.
  • Do not mix materials together

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..

All medication, expired or not.

What?

What waste should be sorted in this category?

Waste authorized in the "Medicines and medical waste" category:

At your pharmacist:

  • Bottles of medicine capsules
  • Sprays
  • Bottles of syrup
  • Tubes of ointment
  • Tablet strips
     

Subject to request for a chemicals quotation:

  • Medicines and cosmetics
  • Closed bottles of disinfectants and treatment products
  • Chemical laboratory products (detailed list required)
  • Syringes packaged in special rigid yellow containers (see image above) :
     Conteneurs jaunes pour seringues

Waste refused in the "Medicines and medical waste" category:

  • Potentially explosive products
  • Potentially radioactive products
  • Infectious products (clinical waste)
  • Potentially infectious products (probes, tubing, bags, etc.)
  • Bacteriological waste
  • Other medical waste

Where?

Where should you put your waste?

You can dispose of your "Medicines and medical waste":

  • At your pharmacist.
  • Via our professional waste removal service: request a chemicals quotation. 
  1. Send us your list of waste items via pro@arp-gan.be or by fax to 02/780.28.38.
  2. We will send you a quotation for approval.
  3. A dispatch note will contain the description and quantities.
  4. We will fix an appointment for the collection of your waste.
  5. We will remove your waste in a manner consistent with the safety standards specific to your type of waste.

How?

How should you present your waste?

Some rules for medicines and medical waste:

  • Medicines, infectious laboratory products and clinical waste are refused in Recypark → See "Waste not accepted from professionals".
  • Some medicines and medical waste items may be hazardous, so please also take account of the safety rules for "Hazardous waste".
  • Put syringes in a special rigid yellow container available in pharmacies.
  • Products should if possible be in their original packaging or in closed and labelled packaging (full or empty).

Other

Healthcare waste

Do For more information on health care waste management requirements, check the website of Bruxelles Environnement.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...). 

Today, there are no recycling channels for all types of waste, although new solutions are appearing regularly. Only place waste that cannot be recycled in your fuchsia bag or grey/black container. Sorting guarantees the valorisation of the waste as raw material. Do not throw any items in good condition.

What?

What waste should be sorted in this category?

Waste authorised in the ‘Residual waste’ category:

Residual waste originating from the normal activity of a business, i.e. residual waste that is similar in nature and composition to waste originating from households.

  • Exclusively waste which does not have to be presented for selective collection under a legal or regulatory provision
  • Styrofoam food packaging → See "Sorted waste for which payment is required from professionals"
  • Wet, dirty or damaged textiles
  • Incandescent bulbs
  • Inner tubes
  • Adhesive masking tape / sticky tape
  • Halogen lamps
     
Posters: A4 - A3 - A2
Stickers: A4 - A3 - A2

 
Waste refused in the ‘Residual waste’ category:

  • Hazardous waste as defined in Article 3, 2° of the Ordinance of 14 June 2012 on hazardous waste (for more information, see ‘Chemical and hazardous waste’)
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Mineral and edible oils
  • Food fats
  • Waste electrical or electronic equipment
  • Drugs
  • Vehicle parts
  • Mattresses
  • Textile waste
  • Liquid waste from printing products
  • Waste which presents an explosion or fire risk
  • Animal carcasses or parts
  • Waste from slaughterhouses and boning facilities, apart from food or kitchen waste and pet faeces
  • Radioactive waste
  • Waste containing asbestos (Eternit)
  • Hydrocarbon-based waste (roofing)
  • Construction, renovation and demolition waste
  • Tree stumps / trunks
  • Bulky items
  • Non-combustible metal waste
  • Food glass waste collected for the customer using glass containers whose capacity needs to be adapted in agreement with Bruxelles-Propreté Pro
  • Waste that is accepted at a Recypark or in one of the ordinary selective collections
  • Waste that can be taken by our professional waste removal service

Where?

Where should you put your waste?

You can dispose of your residual waste:

Sac fuchsia

In the fuchsia commercial / pro bag - Only if you have a fuchsia bag commercial contract with us.

Conteneur noir

In the black container - Only if you have a black container commercial contract with us.


 
Residual waste items cannot be brought to the Recypark.

How?

How should you present your waste?

Some rules for residual waste:

  • Residual waste is refused at Recypark → See "Waste not accepted from professionals".
  • For the collection of residual waste in bags, the use of bags other than the fuchsia commercial / PRO bag provided for this purpose is prohibited.
  • You can put your loose residual waste in the black container. However, for reasons of hygiene and cleanliness, we recommend that you put your residual waste in a rubbish bag of your choice before it goes into the container.
  • Please carefully wrap any sharp objects or packages to prevent injury to the employees of our Agency.
  • Bags should be a maximum of fifteen kilograms (15 kg).
  • To be accepted for collection, containers must be easy for our teams to handle. It is important to consider their weight and where to leave them. For example, a container that is too heavy, left on cobbles or gravel, or needs to be lifted off a curb may be impossible to collect, so pay attention to these details when preparing your containers for collection.

We also encourage you to download our sorting memo and to fix where it can easily be seen (fridge door ...)..