Waste collection

The City of Leuven and EcoWerf collect different types of waste from the pavements.

Which types of waste do we collect from the pavements?

How to prepare waste for collection

Put the waste on the pavement in front of your house before 7 o'clock in the morning on the day of the collection (not the evening before).

  • Household waste
    You have to buy special waste bags for these types of waste. 
    • Large brown bag: fill up to max. 15 kg
    • Small brown bag: fill up to max. 7.5 kg
  • GFT (vegetable, fruit and garden) 
  • PMD
    You have to buy special waste bags for these types of waste.  
Cancellation of the pink bag
As from 1 March 2021, you can put soft plastics in the blue PMD bag. Hard plastics (e.g. toys, buckets) have to be taken to the recycling centre.
  • Paper
    Put your paper in a closed cardboard box or tie it together with a piece of cord made of natural material.
  • Wood cuttings
    Cut branches and limbs down to lengths of maximally 2 metres.

How do you have to sort waste?

Use the sorting guide (Dutch only)

Do you have a question?
Call the free number of EcoWerf.

Haven’t received a waste calendar?

Please contact us

Waste calendar for the visually impaired and the blind

Nee a waste calendar in large print or in Braille? Please contact us

Has your waste not been collected?

Please contact us