The City of Ghent and IVAGO, the local waste collecting and treating company, deals with the rubbish. People who reduce their household waste and carefully sort the remaining waste will certainly be rewarded for their efforts. Indeed, we abide by the Polluter Pays Principle.
Just do it!
Together we can reduce the amount of waste! Here are some tips and tricks:
Ask for the waste collection calendar
The waste collection calendar is distributed annually in December. This gives the dates of collection for different kinds of waste and recycled rubbish, and the rules for separating and collection procedures. Please note that the collection dates differ from address to address. You can ask for the correct calendar by e-mailing your full address to email@example.com with subject “calendar”. You can also consult the calendar on www.ivago.be (click on ”ophaalkalender” at the right side and fill in your full address).
In accordance with police regulations you are only allowed to put your household waste outside on the day of collection from 05h00. However, the waste collecting teams start collecting at 07h00! If you put your waste outside too late, it won’t be collected and you will have to take it back inside.
Putting outside household waste on the wrong day, in an inappropriate recipient or depositing your garbage in public waste baskets is considered illegal dumping. Such violations are liable to severe penalties! Identified offenders can expect a fine of approximately 120 EUR and a bill of 250 EUR cleanup costs.
The IVAGO bags can be purchased in most supermarkets, local shops, the City
Shop (Woodrow Wilsonplein 1) and at IVAGO (Proeftuinstraat 43).
Official yellow bags for household waste
Volume 30 litres - 10 bags per roll - 7.50 EUR
Volume 60 litres - 10 bags per roll - 15 EUR
Blue bags for PMD
Volume 60 litres - 25 bags per roll - 3 EUR
Hints for smooth waste management at your student room
Display the collection calendar in a clearly visible place.
Appoint a waste management co-ordinator or draw up a rota.