Our well-being depends heavily on the cleanliness of public spaces. If uncleanliness breeds uncleanliness, clean streets provide a feeling of well-being and safety.
Cleaning programmes run by Bruxelles-Propreté and municipalities cannot alone guarantee a clean and pleasant city. Those using public spaces (residents, commuters, tourists, etc.) must first take action.
Commitment as a citizen
How are the cleaning tasks shared?
Bruxelles-Propreté is responsible for cleaning regional and supra-communal roads (410 km).
Municipalities are responsible for cleaning municipal roads (1,347 km). In that case, Bruxelles-Propreté finances and supports their cleaning programmes. Note! Some municipalities rely on the human and logistical resources of Bruxelles-Propreté to ensure the cleaning of roads for which they are responsible.
The pavements and verges of buildings, whether occupied or not, must be well-maintained and clean. This obligation is the responsibility of :
the occupants living on the ground floor, facing the street, unless specified otherwise in a convention between the homeowner and their tenants
the occupants of the next successive floors, by ascending order, if the ground floor is not occupied
the homeowner if the building is entirely empty.
Bruxelles-Propreté also puts its know-how at the disposal of other regional institutions such as STIB, Bruxelles-Mobilité, etc.
Five-year plans for public cleanliness
As a regional manager, Bruxelles-Propreté assumes its responsibility by way of five-year plans for cleanliness. These plans set goals and identify the actions and means needed for their implementation..