Success for Mobile Recypark in 2023 in Brussels!

Recypark mobile 2023

Bruxelles-Propreté proudly announces the positive outcome of the Mobile Recypark deployed in 2023 on the territory of 14 participating communes. This mobile container park, set up twice a year in spring and autumn, has successfully brought waste collection closer to citizens and encouraged reuse.

In 2023, these Mobile Recyparks operated for 198 days with logistical and financial support from Bruxelles-Propreté and active involvement from communes deploying municipal staff to welcome and guide citizens. This collaboration resulted in the collection of 1780 tons of waste, a significant increase from the 1685 tons in 2022.

Bulky waste continues to lead the list with 1490 tons, followed by discarded electrical and electronic equipment (186 tons), and small household hazardous waste (103 tons).

A notable initiative in 2023 was the launch of a pilot project focused on reuse. In collaboration with six communes (Watermaal-Bosvoorde, Schaarbeek, Sint-Pieters-Woluwe, Elsene, Anderlecht, and Sint-Agatha-Berchem), Net Brussels expanded the traditional collection system to identify potentially reusable items, products, or components.

Concretely, Bruxelles-Propreté and two players from the social economy, ViteSBE and Spullenhulp, provided additional containers for reuse available to the public. The results are promising, with 43 tons of reused items, including small everyday items, textiles, furniture, books, recreational items, small electrical appliances, bicycles, and mattresses.

By ensuring that a maximum of these collected waste resources find their way into the second-hand networks of ViteSBE and Spullenhulp, Bruxelles-Propreté promotes short circuits and contributes to the social and circular economy.

The next edition of Mobile Recyparks is scheduled for spring 2024.


This initiative is part of measure 9 of the regional urban cleanliness strategy, which states that "Increasing the availability of ‘mobile recycling centres’ and plans for donation points and ‘Proxy Chimiks’ at strategic positions in collaboration with the municipalities, in order to enable the people of Brussels to get rid of bulky waste items and chemical household waste close to where they live, especially for those who do not have a vehicle."