Clean streets

Clean streets

The only way to guarantee a clean city is to combine your commitment as citizens and that of public cleaning workers employed by Bruxelles-Propreté and the municipalities.

Resources of Bruxelles-Propreté

  • More than 600 people
  • 65 sweeping machines
  • 7 cleaning machines for drains
  • 2 tractors fitted with vacuum cleaners
  • Significant logistical means

Operations by Bruxelles-Propreté

The following Bruxelles-Propreté operations concern regional roads only. However, there are occasions where some local roads are also worked on by Bruxelles-Propreté, at the request of municipalities.


More than 400 people are responsible for the daily cleaning of:

  • Regional and supra-communal roads (410 km)
    • During the week: from 5:00am to midnight
    • During the week-end: from 6:30am to 8:00pm
  • Key areas (characterised by their substantial use):
    • Continuous cleaning throughout the day
    • 5 to 7 days per week
  • Some markets, often large ones, like the Midi market, markets on squares in Jette, Châtelain, Boondael, etc.
  • Around major train stations in the region
  • STIB's own sites on regional roads
  • Tags and graffiti on some public buildings, bottle banks, public litter bins on regional roads, etc.

For private buildings, contact your town directly.


Bruxelles-Propreté teams are responsible for emptying more than 4,700 litter bins on regional roads and in the Soignes Forest. The frequency for emptying the bins depends on the rate of filling of the bins. The bins are emptied every day:

  • During specific rounds
  • dans le cadre des tournées des balayeurs
As part of the sweepers' rounds

Do not use public litter bins for your household waste.
Do not place anything by the bins, even if they are full.
Large fines for fly-tipping

Bruxelles-Propreté teams are also responsible for repairing or replacing defective bins.
If a bin overflows, contact Bruxelles-Propreté 0800/981 81.

Collecting fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is a real nuisance. It constitutes the act of uncleanliness that is the least tolerated by citizens. Together, we can fix it..

There are several kinds of fly-tipping:

  • Rubbish bags taken out outside of collection times or days
  • Bulky waste and construction/renovation waste
  • Boxes, plastic bags and other waste left outside
  • Etc.

In other words, fly-tipping consists of getting rid of waste without complying with the regulatory provisions..
Each year, 18 employees dedicated to this single task collect more than 450 tonnes of illegally tipped waste.

Fly-tipping is subject to large fines

Cleaning and repairing drains

The cleaning of more than 15,000 drains (regional roads) occurs 4 to 5 times a year, using 7 cleaning machines to prevent drain congestion and overflow during heavy rains.


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