Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Population: 6,444,000 inhabitants (2015)

Categories:
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Pay as you throw in Flanders

Action leader(s)

Flemish government

Summary

Citizens are charged for the collection and treatment of the MSW, based on the amount they trow away. This principle is in Flanders combined with Differentiated Tariffs (DifTar) to make residual and bulky waste more expensive than selective collected waste streams.