Covid-19: impact on the collections

Bruxelles-Propreté is obliged to take more measures because of an exceptional shortage of workforce available for the collections and street cleaning services due to to the Covid-19 crisis. Following the instructions from the Federal Government and the precautionary measures taken by front-line doctors, the number of patients recorded in the last few days has quadrupled in our operational services.

Collections of blue and white bags

On Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March Brussels-Propreté is unable to collect the paper and cardboard (yellow bags) separately from the white bags in the municipalities where the yellow bags are collected on those two days.

Likewise, the blue bags will not be collected on Monday 30 March from the inhabitants whose blue bags are collected on Monday.

This is why Bruxelles-Propreté is asking all inhabitants, who have the possibility to do so, not to take out their Paper/Cardboard - PMC packaging waste. 

These inhabitants will be able to present their yellow and blue bags for collections as soon as the services are fully available again.

To make it easier to keep them at home, think of reducing their size : the cardboard boxes must be folded and piled up, and the papers stored flat (instead of crumpled). Likewise, plastic bottles and drink cartons should be flattened and resealed with their caps.

For public health reasons, our teams will exceptionally collect all the different waste fractions present while touring.

Bruxelles-Propreté will communicate on Monday 30 March to inform the population of the consequences of the evolution of the Covid-19 crisis on its services.

Collections of green and orange bags

Garden waste (green bags) and food waste (orange bags) are collected at the usual times.

Collections of bulky items from home

This service (available through telephone booking) is maintained.

Attention! The call centre's opening hours (0800/981 81) has had to be adapted: Monday until Friday from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.

Emptying of glass bubbles and containers

The containers (apartment buildings), underground containers and glass bubbles are emptied.


This local service awaits the inhabitants of Brussels at the usual places and times.


As of this Monday 23 March: 

- Recyparks North, South, Humanité and Auderghem will be open at the following times:

- Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:00 am - 1:45 pm

- Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

- Sunday and Monday: closed

- The Recypark Woluwe-Saint-Pierre will be open at the following times:

- From Tuesday to Saturday: 9.00 am - 3.45 pm

- Sunday and Monday: closed (no change)

Please abide by the following rules in the Recyparks:

- Residents must show their identity card to the attendant on their own initiative.

- They have to open the trunk of their car themselves   

- They must maintain a safety distance (minimum 1.5m).

Cleaning service

The cleaning services carry out their missions in the field, only adapting to the available workforce.

Commercial service - Brussels-Propreté Pro

The sales department continues to fulfil its obligations under the commercial contracts concluded with its customers.

Brussels-Propreté would like to thank the Brussels population for abiding by these instructions and for their commitment as citizens.

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