Member(s) of Government responsible for this response
Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Climate change, Environment, Energy and Participatory democracy
We support parts of this proposal
and we can implement them.
The Government’s General Policy Statement 2019-2024 says: “A clean region is essential for the quality of life of Brussels residents. It is also the first image that Brussels’ many visitors get. A great many efforts are still needed “, the Brussels-Capital Government launched the process of jointly drafting a first urban cleanliness strategy for the Brussels-Capital Region. This strategy, called “clean.brussels”, was presented in June 2022 and proposes 15 emblematic measures, including the institutionalisation of the role of the zone manager. His/her role is to better coordinate and monitor the initiatives of the various actors (Net Brussels, Brussels Mobility, STIB, municipalities, SNCB, Buildings Authority, etc.), take stock of the state of play and clearly define the responsibilities of each player.
To promote the commitment of Brussels residents to keep their streets clean, clean.brussels also plans to set up a network of cleanliness ambassadors in the Brussels-Capital Region, in collaboration with the municipalities, to support voluntary waste collection campaigns, primarily to raise awareness among fellow citizens.
More generally, as responsibilities for urban cleanliness are shared, it should be noted that clean.brussels also plans to set up a Municipal-Regional Cooperation Council for Urban Cleanliness, which will create a framework for dialogue and structural cooperation between players at regional and municipal level.