Materials that can be dumped in the off base recycling centers (knowing on base residents can only go to the Cuesmes recycling center and knowing the charge is calculated in accordance to the weight).
Cardboard and Paper
All paper and
cardboard products should be placed in the compactors. There
is no need to separate papers and cardboards e.g., newspapers, boxes,
magazines, etc ...
and colours of glass go into the same container. It is not necessary to remove
labels and metal rings. Sorting of glass will be done at the processing centre.
ceramic items are
plastic and PEHD plastic are accepted but they go into separate containers. It is
not necessary to remove the caps or labels.
plastic items are non-recyclable and cannot be accepted:
All milk bottles; bottles
or containers for syrup, butter or other grease or fat based products, cup
type, containers for yoghurt, custard, pudding, sour
cream, preserves, cheese, meat, salad and other similar food products, plastic
bags or other thin plastic wrapping, and
Styrofoam trays or materials.
products are not recyclable and should be disposed of in appropriate bags and
collected at the time of the regular rubbish collection.
There are two metal
containers, one for aluminium cans and other metal tins; labels do not have
to be removed, the other one is for scrap metal only.
Small batteries may
be dropped in a small yellow metal box near the container for special household
Car batteries will
be stored by the Recycling Centre staff in the covered 20M3 special
Any toxic material, such
as cleaning fluids, paints and other toxic waste, should
be left in their original containers and dropped in the container for special
household waste. They will be stored by the Recycling Centre staff in the
Used Car Oil
Will be poured by the
Recycling Centre Staff into the 1,000
litre oil container near the covered 20M3 special
Unwanted Household Items
For example, old
clothes, blankets, leather bags and shoes go into any of the three CURITAS
containers located in the compactor area .
Since 1995, the
SHAPE Recycling Centre has had three CURITAS beige containers in operation.
These containers accept:
• All old clothing
(men, women, children).
• Linen and
• Old shoes, bags
and other leather articles.
These items will
• Re-used in
second-hand shops and in third-world and disaster-stricken areas.
• Transformed into
rags or stuffing for mattresses and car seats.
• Re-used as fibres
for insulation material.
Please make sure
that items dropped into the containers are packed or tied up.
Recycling of old
clothes and leather will protect the environment against further pollution
caused if these products were to be burnt or thrown out.
are installed free of charge and all profits made from the recycling process
are donated to the Oeuvre Belge du Cancer.
waste, large household items, electronic and electric equipment, construction
waste, yard, waste and wood.
These items have to be disposed of by the owners in the
recycling centre of Cuesmes, rue de Ciply. On base residents will pay to the
recycling centres to drop off the items mentioned here above, the cost is
calculated on the weight.
Be aware, when you buy and have delivered any
new electrical appliance, the shop has the obligation to take away
your old appliance.
are kindly reminded that they should not:
• Leave their children unsupervised when using the Recycling
Centre. Access ramps between containers are sometimes slippery and the paper
compactor's hydraulic press, while in motion, may represent a serious potential hazard to
• Use the Recycling Centre as a short-cut between the shopping
facilities car park and Avenue de COPENHAGUE.
• Drop material off outside of the Recycling Centre outside of business
hours. This may constitute a violation of Belgian law and subject you to
significant fines. Items left may be searched to determine ownership and to
locate the owner.