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Sorting and recycling household waste

Rubbish must be sorted at source in order for it to be recycled. 
Some types of rubbish are collected at your house. But you can also dispose of it at collection points and container parks.
Companies maintain contacts with specialised, regional government institutions to manage their commercial and industrial waste.

More information about container parks and other collection points in Flanders, Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region can be found on your municipality website.

The following categories of rubbish can be sorted:

  • Glass
  • Paper and cardboard
  • PMD waste
  • GFT and organic waste
  • Small hazardous waste 
  • Old and expired medications 
  • Building waste and rubble 
  • Reusable textiles
  • Discarded electrical and electronic appliances

Further information about sorting and recycling can be found on the website of fost-plus