By the year 2033, the Brussels-Capital Region will have exactly ten recycling parks on its territory. Brussels Minister of Public Cleanliness Alain Maron (Ecolo) announced this in an answer to a parliamentary question from Brussels MP Bianca Debaets (CD&V). The original goal of the Brussels government was to have ten recycling parks by the end of the current legislature.
There are currently two new Recy Parks under construction. One in Buda on the Vilvoordsesteenweg and another in Anderlecht, on Demetskaai 22. Both should open their doors in 2024, Minister Maron said.
At the same time, the appointment of a project designer is being prepared by Net.Brussels, who must lay the foundation for the development of the future Recypark in Jette, in Uyttenhovestraat. That park would open by 2028, Maron estimates.
Net.Brussels is also investigating which other sites could possibly be made available for the construction of future recycling parks. “Knowing that the land market in Brussels is under great pressure, the most important parameter remains the availability of these lands to install infrastructure of this size,” the minister said. To illustrate, the yard in Neder-Over-Heembeek is 3.1 hectares in size.
According to the minister, Net.Brussels is also negotiating the arrival of Recyparks in Ganshoren and Schaarbeek. The Darwin site in Nestor Martinstraat and the Schaarbeek-Vorming site are possible options for completing the future ten Recyparks. “All this infrastructure should be operational by 2033,” Maron said.