Reduce fly-tipping by promoting solutions for disposing of bulky items and other specific types of waste
9. More recycling centres, Proxychimiks and mobile donation points to allow everyone to get rid of bulky items and chemical waste, even without a vehicle.
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.
10. Facilitating the reuse, repair and recycling of all recoverable objects by increasing the number of donation points, mobile recycling centres and repair cafés.
Promoting the establishment of donation points alongside the mobile recycling centres in order to promote reuse, and supporting repair cafés and other similar initiatives to make it easier to repair items, in keeping with the spirit of the circular economy.
11. Providing ten regional recycling centres for the inhabitants of the Brussels region.
Increasing the number of regional recycling centres to ten across the Region in the next few years and making them more accessible to the people of Brussels.
The strategic objective of the Agency’s redeployment plan (Plan UP!) is ‘to increase the number of Recyparks in order to promote the reuse and recycling of objects and materials collected’ and states that, in this context, ‘Bruxelles-Propreté will offer […]users and customers across the Brussels Region accessible Recyparks, distributed as evenly as possible given the availability of potential sites, consequently allowing users and Brussels citizens to easily deposit their waste resources close to their own homes.’ The Recypark project at Buda, located at Chaussée de Vilvorde, 202 in 1120 Brussels, is currently under construction, and the end of the work is scheduled for December 2023. The Recypark project in Anderlecht, located at Quai F. Demets 22, is also under construction. The end of the work is scheduled for the end of August 2023. The extension of the Recypark in Auderghem is scheduled for 2023. Bruxelles-Propreté has acquired land in Jette on Rue Rosalie Uyttenhove with a view to developing a new Recypark. The project is in a preliminary phase. Finally, a study will be carried out over the course of 2023 in order to identify the location of two or three sites needed to achieve the objective of ten Recyparks.
An initiative of Bruxelles-Propreté, the municipality of Anderlecht and the municipality of Auderghem
12. Optimising the home collection of bulky items by appointment, prioritising people without vehicles, elderly people, people with reduced mobility, and people who are moving house, and seeking to recover the items collected through quality recycling.
Optimising the home collection of bulky items on request for residents of Brussels and identifying possible ways of recovering value through the qualitative recycling of the bulky items collected, paying particular attention to certain groups such as people without vehicles, elderly people, people with reduced mobility, and people who are moving house.
The municipality of Saint Gilles provides an on-demand bulky item collection service for local residents. Bookings can be made by telephone on the free number, by email, by IrisBox or on the municipality’s website. Residents are entitled to four such collections per year, with a maximum of 5m3 per collection.
On the day of the collection, residents can leave their bulky items in front of their home, attaching a bulky item collection notice issued by the municipality to ensure that the items are not regarded as fly-tipped. In 2021, 979 bulky items were collected in this way.
The municipality prioritises recycling in its collection of bulky items, and a specific collection for household electrical appliances is organised twice a week. The municipality has also signed collaboration agreements with Recyclerie Saint-Gilloise, Recupel and In Limbo to give the bulky items collected a new lease of life and thus transform waste into a resource.
An initiative of the municipality of Saint-Gilles