Orange refuse bag mandatory in Brussels from 15 May
Orange refuse bags for organic and kitchen waste
become mandatory across the Brussels region on 15 May. From this date onwards food waste will no
longer be tolerated in the white refuse bag.
The orange refuse bag should be used for
food waste, fruit and vegetable peels, food that is past its sell-by date and
paper tissues. The orange bags were
supposed to become mandatory on 1 May but that date is being delayed for
15 May is also the date on which night time
collections start again. Some refuse
collections will occur between the hours of 8PM and 2AM. When and which collections will occur during
this window remains unclear. The refuse
agency Net Brussel says municipalities still have time to inform residents.
New refuse calendars are being issued
informing residents when which waste needs to put out for collection.