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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.

Simplification of the sorting instructions in Luxembourg

 

Putting additional types of plastic packaging in your blue bag? It is now possible!

All luxembourgish residents can put the following packaging in the blue bag: 

 

- New: plastic pots

- New: plastic trays

- New: plastic cups 

- New: plastic bags and films 

- plastic bottles and containers 

- metal packaging

- beverage cartons

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What to put in the blue bag

Plastic bottles and containers

Metal packaging

Beverage cartons

New

Plastic films and bags

Plastic pots, cups and trays

Forbidden in the blue bag

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

Paper and cardboard

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Black plastic

Black plastic

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cafe chips pateeanimaux

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

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barquette-styropor styropor

Foam trays & Styrofoam

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emballage-medicaments

Pharmaceutical Packaging

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Do’s - Empty your packaging, max. 5L, flatten your packaging

No need to wash the packaging before putting it in the blue bag  

Metal cans 30 31 32

Empty packaging

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pastille 5l

Max 5L

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APLATIR DECHET brique APLATIR DECHET canette APLATIR DECHET bouteille

Aplatir les emballages

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Where do I get the Blue bags?

Availability Blue bags

For PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS

 

  • Home delivery 

You can order a roll of Valorlux bags via our shop. The bags will be delivered into your mailing box within ten working days.

 

  • Pick-up service in one of our partner service station

You can order a roll of Valorlux bags via our shop. Choose the service station in which you want to pick up your roll. Get your pick-up voucher shortly after to pick your Valorlux bags up in the chosen service station. 

 

Simply ask your care provider to bring you a roll of Valorlux bags the next time they visit you.

 

  • At your municipality

 

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. 

Collection calendar

Valorlux Web App

Do not miss the blue 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


Need help downloading the collection calendar and adding it to your device? Click Here

Valorlux Collection calendar

RE-box stations and recycling parks

RECYCLING PARKS

To find out the conditions of access to your recycling park, please consult the information provided by the park in question.

 

“RE-BOX” COLLECTION STATIONS 

As of now, you can put your plastic pots, cups, trays, bags and films in the blue bag

Interactive map

Frequently Asked Questions

Sorting of packaging waste

No.

This packaging is not accepted in the Blue bag. It is made up of several layers of different materials (plastic, aluminum, etc.) and is therefore not considered to be recyclable.

No.

This packaging is not accepted in the blue 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 bag.

Yes - with the simplified sorting, you can now put plastic films and bags in the blue bag.

 

No.

This packaging is not accepted in the 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.

No.

This packaging is not accepted in the blue bag and must be handed over to a recycling park

Currently, black plastic packaging cannot be recognized by the optical sorting technology used in the sorting center. They are therefore currently considered not recyclable.

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

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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