Resource centres

The resource centres, or recycling parks, allow you to dispose of waste so it can be recycled.

Simplification of the collection at STEP, SIDEC, SICA and SIGRE

In November 2023, the collection of packaging at STEP resource centres and 2 parks operated by SIDEC has been simplified. In January 2024, the new collection method was also put into place at the SICA and SIGRE resource centres.

 

Thus, Valorlux and the 4 intermunicipal syndicates have embarked on a transition phase to make the collection, sorting and recycling processes more efficient and user-friendly for citizens. Following this phase, the new collection method will be implemented in all resource centres.

What is changing?

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PMD packaging - except for plastic films - are collected together.

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Non-recyclable packaging is collected together.

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The Valorlux Eco-bags are collected separately.

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Plastic films are collected separately.

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Styrofoam is collected separately.

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Corks are collected separately.

Frequently Asked Questions

Simplification of the collection at STEP, SIDEC, SICA and SIGRE

The project is currently in a test phase. Valorlux, SIDEC, STEP, SICA and SIGRE will be testing the new collection concept and gathering feedback from users, before extending it to the rest of the resource centres in a few months' time.

The purpose is to simplify sorting for users. This project will also improve the quality of recycling, particularly for trays and Eco-bags.

This packaging is thermally recovered. Thermal or energy recovery involves using the heat contained in the waste by burning it and recovering the energy produced to heat buildings or produce electricity, for example.

Currently, black plastic packaging cannot be recognised by the optical sorting technology used in the sorting centre. Therefore, they are considered as not recyclable.

No, whole blue bags are not accepted. The contents must be sorted into 1000 l bags at your resource centre, separating the PE film from the PMD fraction.

Valorlux knows the composition of its Eco-bags (100 % PP), but not that of other reusable bags on the market. In order to guarantee quality recycling for the time being, we have to collect the bags whose composition we know.

Black film must go into the "non-recyclable" fraction.