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
CLEANING MACHINES FOR DRAINS
GRAPPLE TRUCK FOR FLY-TIPPED WASTE
HIGH PRESSURE WASHERS FOR CLEANING
ELECTRIC URBAN VACCUM CLEANERS
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.
Our teams are responsible for the daily cleaning of:
- Regional and supra-communal roads (440 km)
- During the week: from 5:00am to 8:00
- During the week-end: from 6:30am to 8:00pm
- Some markets, often large ones, like the Midi market, the Place Reine Astrid, the Place Flagey, etc.
- Around major train stations in the region
- STIB's own sites on regional roads
EMPTYING AND REPAIRING BINS
Bruxelles-Propreté teams are responsible for emptying more than 4,700 litter bins on regional roads. The frequency for emptying the bins depends on the rate of filling of the bins.
However, it is also up to members of the public to make good use of the bins:
- They are intended to take litter produced while you are out and about
- They are not intended for your household waste
- They are not intended for commercial waste
- Do not place anything by the bins, even if they are full.
The Bruxelles-Propreté teams are also responsible for repairing or replacing certain models of defective litter bins in support of Bruxelles Mobilité.
If a bin overflows, contact Bruxelles-Propreté 0800/981 81.
Fly-tipping is a real nuisance for communities. It is the most widespread form of anti-social behaviour, and the one that the public considers most objectionable. We can tackle this problem together.
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
In other words, fly-tipping consists of getting rid of waste without complying with the regulatory provisions.
Each year, several personnel members are assigned exclusively to dealing with this problem; they collect more than 3,000 tons of fly-tipped waste.
Fly-tipping is subject to large fines
CLEANING AND REPAIRING GULLIES
The manual cleaning of more than 15,000 gullies on regional roads is carried out regularly to prevent them from becoming blocked up and overflowing in the event of heavy rains.
This cleaning is occasionally followed by deep cleaning using machinery.
Pavements and areas around buildings (whether inhabited or not) must be maintained and kept clean. This is the responsibility of:
- the occupant of the part of the building fronting onto the street at ground-floor level, unless otherwise agreed between the landlord and tenants
- if the ground floor is not inhabited, the occupants of the upper floors in ascending order
- if the building is completely empty, the owner.