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The Blue bag: all about sorting, collecting and recycling your packaging waste

The Valorlux Blue bag, the practical and free solution to help preserve the environment.

COVID-19 measures updates

update 01/07/2020

BLUE / GREEN BAG COLLECTIONS ASSURED

You can continue to have your usual packaging recycled using your Blue/green Valorlux bags.The bag collection schedule remains unchanged to date. Your bags will be collected. Any changes will be communicated on the Valorlux Facebook page and on this page of our website. We invite you to check our news regularly!

 

-> Where do you get your Blue (or Green) bags ? 

 

-> Collection schedule

 

-> Informations about the recycling parks and RE-box stations

My municipality

Which municipality do I live in? The content of this page varies according to the municipality in which you live.

Select your municipality here

Where do you get the Blue (or Green) bags?

Availability Blue / Green Bags

For private individuals - COVID-19 measures update

For municipalities that are closed to the public and/or do not currently distribute Valorlux bags to citizens, residents can order a roll of bags via our shop. The bags will be delivered into your mailing box within ten working days.

Municipalities concerned by this scheme: Beckerich, Berdorf, Bissen, Biwer, Bourscheid, Clervaux, Consdorf, Contern, Dalheim, Diekirch, Differdange, Dudelange, Echternach, Ell, Erpeldange-sur-Sûre, Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Sûre, Ettelbruck, Feulen, Flaxweiler, Frisange, Goesdorf, Heffingen, Helperknapp, Hesperange, Hobscheid, Kayl, Koerich, Lenningen, Leudelange, Lintgen, Lorentzweiler, Luxembourg, Manternach, Mertert, Mertzig, Mondorf-les-Bains, Niederanven, Nommern, Parc Hosingen, Pétange, Preizerdaul, Putscheid, Reckange-sur-Mess, Redange, Remich, Roeser, Rosport-Mompach, Rumelange, Saeul, Sandweiler, Sanem, Stadtbredimus, Steinsel, Useldange, Vallee de l'Ernz, Vianden, Vichten, Wahl, Waldbillig, Weiswampach, Wiltz, Wormeldange

 

For residents of municipalities not listed above, please refer to the information provided by your municipality of residence.

The distribution of Valorlux blue/green bags remains the responsibility of the municipalities according to the conditions of opening to the public and crisis management of each of them.

 

For companies

 

You can order your bags online at our shop.


The bags are packed in cartons and are to be picked up at the depot in Leudelange upon presentation of the removal slip provided by Valorlux after validation of the online order. 

Only in the Blue (or Green) bag

For all the municipalities of Luxembourg

Plastic bottles and containers

Metal packaging

Beverage cartons

In your municipality you can add:

Plastic films and bags

Plastic pots, cups and trays

Forbidden in the Blue (or Green) bag

Prohibited items - Paper, cardboard, black plastic and multi-layers packaging
Paper and cardboard 1 Paper and cardboard 2 Paper and cardboard 3 Paper and cardboard 4 Paper and cardboard 5

Paper and cardboard

34
Black plastic

Black plastic

34
cafe chips pateeanimaux

Multi-layer packaging such as bags of coffee, crisps and pet food

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Do’s - Empty your packaging, max. 5L

No need to wash the packaging before throwing it away

Metal cans 30 31 32

Empty packaging

33
pastille 5l

Max 5L

33

Collection schedule

New Valorlux Web App

Do not miss the Blue (or Green) bags' collection! Add the collection schedule to your device! Simplify your life right away!

 

  • Activate geolocation: the calendar according to your position
  • Enable notifications: schedule a reminder
  • Add the collection schedule to your calendar

 

 

Do not miss the collection

Valorlux Collection calendar

Need some help to use the calendar?

Need help using the collection calendar and adding it to your device?

Follow the guide:

Packaging recycling

Where is the collected packaging transported and recycled?

The packaging collected via the Blue and Green Valorlux bags is transported to the Hein Déchets company sorting centre in Bech-Kleinmacher in Luxembourg. There, each type of packaging is separated and baled for recycling. Then, depending on the type of material, the bales are transported to recycling companies in France, Belgium or Germany.

 

Wherever possible, Valorlux gives preference to local recycling. However, in view of the extremely limited or even non-existent number of plants capable of recycling the various fractions sorted in Luxembourg, these are recycled in neighbouring countries.


In detail:

Steel is recycled in Luxembourg 

Aluminium is recycled in Belgium 

Beverage cardboard is recycled in Germany

PET is recycled in France 

HDPE is recycled in France and in Germany

What happens to recycled materials?

Each material put into recycling becomes a new raw material to constitute another material or object. For example, a PET bottle can become a new bottle as shown in our film "Bottle-to-bottle".

 

 

Aluminium can become new beverage cans or food trays. Beverage cartons can be used to make sanitary paper. HDPE can be used to make pipes used in construction. Steel can be used to make tin cans.

RE-box stations and recycling parks

Deposit your yoghurt pots, plastic trays and plastic films into your RE-box collection station

RECYCLING PARKS

To find out the conditions of access to your recycling park, please consult the information provided by the park in question. You can continue to have your usual packaging recycled using your blue bags. The collection of Blue/Green Bags remains assured.

 

Sorting guide - Valorlux Blue bag

For all municipalities except Schifflange and municipalities attached to the Valorlux Green bag system or the extended Valorlux Blue bag system.

Sorting guide - Valorlux Green bag

Municipalities: Bertrange, Betzdorf, Biwer, Echternach, Flaxweiler, Garnich, Grevenmacher, Kehlen, Koerich, Kopstal, Lenningen, Mamer, Manternach, Mertert, Remich, Rosport-Mompach, Septfontaines, Stadtbredimus, Steinfort et Wormeldange

Sorting guide - extended Valorlux Blue bag

Municipalities: Differdange, Mondorf-les-Bains, SIDEC municipalities (Beaufort, Beckerich, Bettendorf, Bissen, Boulaide, Bourscheid, Clervaux, Colmar-Berg, Diekirch, Ell, Erpeldange-sur-Sûre, Esch-sur-Sûre, Ettelbruck, Feulen, Fischbach, Goesdorf, Grosbous, Heffingen, Helperknapp, Kiischpelt, Lac de la Haute Sûre, Larochette, Lintgen, Lorentzweiler, Mersch, Mertzig, Nommern, Parc Hosingen, Preizerdaul, Putscheid, Rambrouch, Redange, Reisdorf, Saeul, Schieren, Tandel, Troisvierges, Useldange, Vallée de l’Ernz, Vianden, Vichten, Wahl, Weiswempach, Wiltz, Wincrange, Winseler)

 

“RE-BOX” COLLECTION STATIONS - Coronavirus measures update 20/04/2020

Valorlux has set up “RE-box” collection stations in 15 supermarkets/hypermarkets in which consumers can deposit their yoghurt pots, plastic trays and plastic film etc. This project aims to recycle some plastic packaging that is still too often thrown into the black bin.

In 2019, 67 tons of packaging waste were deposited into the Re-box stations.

 

Alzingen : Delhaize
Bertrange: Cora
Bertrange: Delhaize
Capellen: Match
Foetz: Cora
Grevenmacher : Copal-Match
Mersch: Match
Mertert : Copal-Match
Niederanven : Match
Oberpallen: Pall Center
Pommerloch : Delhaize
Redange: Cactus
Schmiede: Delhaize
Wemperhardt: Shopping Center Massen
Windhof : Cactus

 

Sort your waste in advance, thank you!

Interactive map

Frequently Asked Questions

Sorting of packaging waste

No.

This packaging is neither accepted in the Blue bag nor in the Green bag. It is made up of several layers of different materials (plastic, aluminum, etc.) which does not make it recyclable.

No.

This packaging is neither accepted in the Blue bag nor in the Green bag. It is made up of several layers of different materials (plastic, aluminum, etc.) which does not make it recyclable.

However, metal pet food trays can be put in the Valorlux Blue or Green bag.

Yes and no.

1. If you belong to one of the municipalities attached to the Valorlux Green bag or one of the municipalities attached to the extended Valorlux Blue bag, yes you can.

2. Otherwise, you cannot put them in the blue bag and in this case you have the possibility to bring your bags either to the recycling park or to a Re-Box station.

 

Municipalities attached to the Valorlux Green bag:

Bertrange, Betzdorf, Biwer, Echternach, Flaxweiler, Garnich, Grevenmacher, Kehlen, Koerich, Kopstal, Lenningen, Mamer, Manternach, Mertert, Remich, Rosport-Mompach, Septfontaines, Stadtbredimus, Steinfort et Wormeldange

Sorting guide - Valorlux Green bag

 

Municipalities attached to the extended Blue Valorlux bag:

Differdange, Mondorf-les-Bains, communes du Sidec (Beaufort, Beckerich, Bettendorf, Bissen, Boulaide, Bourscheid, Clervaux, Colmar-Berg, Diekirch, Ell, Erpeldange-sur-Sûre, Esch-sur-Sûre, Ettelbruck, Feulen, Fischbach, Goesdorf, Grosbous, Heffingen, Helperknapp, Kiischpelt, Lac de la Haute Sûre, Larochette, Lintgen, Lorentzweiler, Mersch, Mertzig, Nommern, Parc Hosingen, Preizerdaul, Putscheid, Rambrouch, Redange, Reisdorf, Saeul, Schieren, Tandel, Troisvierges, Useldange, Vallée de l’Ernz, Vianden, Vichten, Wahl, Weiswempach, Wiltz, Wincrange, Winseler)

Sorting guide - extended Valorlux Blue bag 

Currently there are three types of sorting instructions across the country depending on your municipality of residence.

 

1. Blue bag

For all municipalities except Schifflange and municipalities attached to the Valorlux Green bag system or the extended Valorlux Blue bag system.

Accepted packaging: plastic bottles and containers, metal packaging and beverage cartons.

Sorting guide - Valorlux Blue bag

 

2. Green bag

Municipalities: Bertrange, Betzdorf, Biwer, Echternach, Flaxweiler, Garnich, Grevenmacher, Kehlen, Koerich, Kopstal, Lenningen, Mamer, Manternach, Mertert, Remich, Rosport-Mompach, Septfontaines, Stadtbredimus, Steinfort et Wormeldange

Accepted packaging: plastic bottles and containers, metal packaging and beverage cartons as well as plastic films and bags

Sorting guide - Valorlux Green bag

 

3. Extended Blue bag 

Municipalities: Differdange, Mondorf-les-Bains, SIDEC municipalities (Beaufort, Beckerich, Bettendorf, Bissen, Boulaide, Bourscheid, Clervaux, Colmar-Berg, Diekirch, Ell, Erpeldange-sur-Sûre, Esch-sur-Sûre, Ettelbruck, Feulen, Fischbach, Goesdorf, Grosbous, Heffingen, Helperknapp, Kiischpelt, Lac de la Haute Sûre, Larochette, Lintgen, Lorentzweiler, Mersch, Mertzig, Nommern, Parc Hosingen, Preizerdaul, Putscheid, Rambrouch, Redange, Reisdorf, Saeul, Schieren, Tandel, Troisvierges, Useldange, Vallée de l’Ernz, Vianden, Vichten, Wahl, Weiswempach, Wiltz, Wincrange, Winseler)

Accepted packaging: plastic bottles and containers, metal packaging and beverage cartons as well as plastic films, bags, pots, cups and trays.

Sorting guide - extended Valorlux Blue bag

No.

However, they must be emptied of their contents. Recycling plants have processes that clean the packaging before processing it. It is therefore unnecessary to wash the packaging and especially to put it in the dishwasher.

For private individuals - COVID-19 measures update

For municipalities that are closed to the public and/or do not currently distribute Valorlux bags to citizens, residents can order a roll of bags via our shop. The bags will be delivered to their homes within ten working days.

Municipalities concerned by this scheme: Beckerich, Berdorf, Bissen, Biwer, Bourscheid, Clervaux, Consdorf, Contern, Dalheim, Diekirch, Differdange, Dudelange, Echternach, Ell, Erpeldange-sur-Sûre, Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Sûre, Ettelbruck, Feulen, Flaxweiler, Frisange, Goesdorf, Heffingen, Helperknapp, Hesperange, Hobscheid, Kayl, Koerich, Lenningen, Leudelange, Lintgen, Lorentzweiler, Luxembourg, Manternach, Mertert, Mertzig, Mondorf-les-Bains, Niederanven, Nommern, Parc Hosingen, Pétange, Preizerdaul, Putscheid, Reckange-sur-Mess, Redange, Remich, Roeser, Rosport-Mompach, Rumelange, Saeul, Sandweiler, Sanem, Stadtbredimus, Steinsel, Useldange, Vallee de l'Ernz, Vianden, Vichten, Wahl, Waldbillig, Wiltz, Wormeldange

 

For residents of municipalities not listed above, please refer to the information provided by your municipality of residence.

The distribution of Valorlux blue/green bags remains the responsibility of the municipalities according to the conditions of opening to the public and crisis management of each of them.

 

For companies - COVID-19 measures

Access to the Leudelange depot is currently closed. The ordered cartons will be delivered directly to the companies during the time of this restriction.

Orders are still made via our shop

 

Before applying new sorting instructions, i.e. expanding collection, via our Blue Valorlux bag, conditions must be met: on the one hand, we must ensure that the sorting technology can keep up with legal national collection and recycling rates. On the other hand, we must first receive the agreement of the Administration of the environment respectively the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development before we can expand a collection. Today, the sorting technology needed to sort more types of packaging is available in Luxembourg. We are now waiting for an agreement from the Administration of the environment for a national extension.

Yes.

Today's recycling techniques make it possible to easily separate the caps from the bottle. Each one then follows its own recycling process.
However, if you want to hand them over to associations for the recovery of plastic caps such as E Stopp fir E Mupp, which helps finance assistance dog programmes, you can collect the caps and bring them to the various collection points. www.asa-asbl.com/bouchons

Collection of packaging waste

Before applying new sorting instructions, i.e. expanding collection, via our Blue Valorlux bag, conditions must be met: on the one hand, we must ensure that the sorting technology can keep up with legal national collection and recycling rates. On the other hand, we must first receive the agreement of the Administration of the environment respectively the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development before we can expand a collection. Today, the sorting technology needed to sort more types of packaging is available in Luxembourg. We are now waiting for an agreement from the Administration of the environment for a national extension.

The online collection schedule helps you to find out the the next collections' dates in your municipality. You can also download the web application from our website and add the collection dates to your calendar.

 

Need help using the collection calendar and adding it to your device?

Follow the guide:

Recycling of packaging waste

The packaging collected via the Blue and Green Valorlux bags is transported to the Hein Déchets company sorting centre in Bech-Kleinmacher in Luxembourg. There, each type of packaging is separated and baled for recycling. Then, depending on the type of material, the bales are sold and transported to recycling companies in France, Belgium or Germany.

 

Wherever possible, Valorlux gives preference to local recycling. However, in view of the extremely limited or even non-existent number of plants capable of recycling the various fractions sorted in Luxembourg, these are recycled in neighbouring countries.


In detail:

Steel is recycled in Luxembourg 

Aluminium is recycled in Belgium 

Beverage board is recycled in France 

PET is recycled in France 

HDPE is recycled in France

 

More info in our annual report factsheet.

Each material put into recycling becomes a new raw material to constitute another material or object. For example, a PET bottle can become a new bottle as shown in our film "Bottle-to-bottle".

 

 

Aluminium can become new food trays. Beverage cartons can be used to make toilet paper. HDPE can be used to make pipes used in construction. Steel can be used to make cans.

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