Well done, you’ve sorted your rubbish, but do you know who takes over?

  • The town of Ath offers a range of services, including the collection of rubbish, household waste, paper, cardboard and bulky items, the presence of clothing bubbles in the town and the Zero Waste action plan. The town also suggests good recycling and waste treatment principles, such as composting organic waste and reuse. 

  • There are 7 intercommunal waste management organisations in Wallonia.
    • IPALLE, the intercommunal waste management company for the Péruwelz, Ath, Leuze, Lessines, Enghien and Tournaisis regions, is responsible for environmental management in the 23 communes of Wallonia-Picardy and the 7 communes of Sud-Hainaut. IPALLE treats the waste of 30 communes (405,475 inhabitants).


    • In the Mons-Borinage-Centre region, the intermunicipal company HYGEA handles the waste of the 24 communes (500,000 people) in this region. 
    • In the Charleroi region, it is TIBI, formerly ICDI (l’intercommunale de collecte et de destruction des immondices), which provides integrated waste management for the region’s 31 communes. The personal pronoun tibi is the Latin dative of “tu”, meaning “for you” and “with you”. In effect, the message conveyed by the intermunicipal association is: “we are doing this for you”.   
    • In the province of Walloon Brabant, in BW is responsible for waste management in the 27 communes of Walloon Brabant, as well as the communes of Braine-le-Comte and Bons Villers. 
    • In the province of Namur, the Bureau Économique de la Province de Namur (BEP) is responsible for waste collection and treatment in the province’s 38 communes.
    • The province of Liège has an intermunicipal association called INTRADEL, which manages the waste of its 72 communes. 
    • In the province of Luxembourg, IDELUX (l’intercommunale de Développement Économique de la province de Luxembourg) is responsible for waste management. 


  • Fost Plus works to recycle household packaging door-to-door in Belgium. It works closely with public (intermunicipal) and private partners to promote a circular economy for household packaging. Fost also transfers the collected waste to sorting centres such as Dufour in Tournai and Val’Up in Ghlin. These then send it to recycling and recovery plants in Europe. 
  • The environmental organisation Bebat collects, sorts and recycles used batteries to give them a second life.
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