Sorting rules: paper-cardboard



  • Remove the plastic film from newspapers, magazines and advertising;
  • Avoid heavy cardboard boxes (15 kg maximum);
  • Deposit your paper and cardboard in cardboard boxes or tie in a small parcel, preferably with natural string (no steel wire or plastic);
  • Do not use adhesive tape to secure the boxes.


Contact your municipality or intermunicipal company

Your municipality and/or intermunicipal company is in charge of the selective waste collection. You can find further information on their websites about collection times, collection points, recycling centres, container parks and second-hand shops (Kringwinkels/Ressourceries). 

Enter your post code below and you will immediately receive all the information you need to contact them.



Frequently asked questions

Why are soiled and greasy paper, cling film and wallpaper not allowed in the selective collection of paper-cardboard?

They contain substances including cellophane and glue that have a negative influence on the recycling process of paper. Fibers that are too heavily polluted disrupt the recycling process and undermine the quality of the recycled paper. Always dispose of them with residual waste or at your container park.

Why should I always remove the plastic film around advertising brochures and magazines?

The plastic substantially pollutes the recycling process of paper-cardboard. Always dispose of the plastic film with your residual waste or at your container park.