Cleanliness concerns us all
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
Simple steps to adopt daily
If you observe these simple steps on a daily basis, it increases the efficiency of the work carried out by Bruxelles-Propreté and the municipalities :
- Take out your bags or containers at the appropriate collection days and times
- Clean your own pavement (and shovel snow in winter) and pick whatever you have swept to avoid cluttering the gutters and blocking the drains
- Do not throw your waste on the street, near bottle banks or by public litter bins.
- Small waste: use public litter bins or thrown them at home..
- Large waste (bulky items, construction waste, etc.): use the services at your disposal
Heavy fines for fly-tipping
- Only use public litter bins to throw small waste items, do not use them to throw your household waste
- Do not place your glass bottles, jars and phials by the bottle banks, even if they are full (more than 560 bottle banks sites are at your disposal)
- Use spaces or bags intended for your pet's waste.
- Increase the awareness of your children and of those around you regarding respect for public spaces
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.