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1.6 tonnes of rubbish cleared in Brussels clean-up operation

10:54 12/06/2024

A police-led clean-up operation in Brussels saw 1,640 kilograms of rubbish removed from the city's streets.

The efforts were aimed at combating illegal dumping, or fly-tipping, which has become an increasing nuisance in the capital.

Local police in the Brussels Capital/Ixelles zone cleared the massive amount of rubbish in collaboration with the Ixelles municipality’s tidying service and regional agency Bruxelles Propreté.

“Some 192 violations were observed during the actions,” the police said in a statement.

“For example, 40 people were fined for putting their waste on the street unsorted or outside the pre-set times. There were also 39 tickets issued for people throwing their cigarette butts on the street and another six for spitting on the street.”

Traffic was also monitored closely during the clean-up operation, resulting in 49 fines and 12 tickets for road code violations.

Written by Helen Lyons