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Take it to a Recupel point in Antwerp!
If you live in Antwerp, properly disposing of old appliances can seem difficult. Getting to a recycling centre, for example, is not easy if you don’t have a car. And while simply leaving your stuff on the street may seem like a good solution because it tends to magically disappear, doing so can be harmful to the environment and society. Old electrical appliances must be recycled correctly, to minimize pollution and to enable the reuse of as many parts as possible.
Fortunately, there is always an Antwerp Recupel point near you. Correctly disposing of old appliances was never easier!
It’s free in all Recupel points.
It's easy, because there are plenty of Recupel points in Antwerp. You can find them at supermarkets, electrical shops, do-it-yourself stores and recycling parks, for example.
Good for the planet
Is your appliance still working? Give it a second life by donating it to someone, or drop it off at your local thrift store.
The streets are no place for electronic waste: you don’t know where they will wind up. If taken to a landfill, for example, they will end up polluting the soil for hundreds of years.
Less waste, clean city: give your old appliances a second life
Recycling more and better than any other city is an incredibly Antwerp thing to do. ;-) Working appliances that you no longer need can be brought to several Recupel collection points in Antwerp – such as a Kringwinkel or (mobile) recycling park. Collection from your doorstep is available as well. Read on to discover where you can drop off your household electronics.
The Kringwinkel in Antwerp
Appliances that still work but which you no longer need are welcome at the Kringwinkel (a chain of thrift shops) – as are appliances which are broken but which can still be repaired. If you are a resident of Antwerp, there’s always a Kringwinkel near you.
Free collection at home by the Kringwinkel
Unable to get to one of the Antwerp branches? The Kringwinkel will come to collect your reusable items free of charge, provided they are still in good condition. Thanks to their collaboration with Recupel, the Kringwinkel will also take your working and faulty electronics with them.
- Kringwinkel Antwerp Collection service
- Make an appointment by calling 03 217 25 10 or by heading to the website.
- Available from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
- Not sure whether your (non-electronic) items are reusable or fit for sale? Ask yourself whether someone you know would still want to use it or could still use it.
Recycling parks in Antwerp
Do you have an appliance that is broken beyond repair? Taking your old household electronics to one of the eight recycling parks in Antwerp is free of charge. The city itself is responsible for the collection of the waste.
All recycling parks are open from Monday to Saturday. Always be sure to make an appointment in advance, except on Wednesdays.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday: from 12 noon to 8 p.m. — no appointment needed
- Saturday: from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Find an Antwerp recycling centre near you.
- Recyclagepark Berchem
Arbeidersstraat 2A, 2600 Berchem
- Recyclagepark Borgerhout
Noordersingel (naast waterzuivering Aquafin), 2140 Borgerhout
- Recyclagepark Deurne
Belcrownlaan 1A, 2100 Deurne
- Recyclagepark Hoboken
Smallandlaan 8, 2660 Hoboken
- Recyclagepark Kiel
Kielsbroek, 2020 Antwerpen
- Recyclagepark Linkeroever
Blancefloerlaan 179B, 2050 Antwerpen
- Recyclagepark Luchtbal
Singaporestraat 99, 2030 Antwerpen
- Recyclagepark Wilrijk
Neerlandweg 44, 2610 Wilrijk
Recycling point: the traveling mini recycling park
Every day between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., the mobile recycling point visits a different location in the city. Come on foot or by bike (or by car if you are less mobile) and bring the items you no longer want. There’s no need to show your identity card, but you can visit the recycling point maximum twice a day.
What can you bring? Everything that fits in a shopping bag and for which you don’t have to pay at the recycling centre. So, yes, small electrical appliances and lamps are allowed!
Visit the city of Antwerp’s official website to find out when the traveling recycling park will come to you, and what items you can bring along.
Pop-up Recycling Parks in Antwerp
Every Wednesday, the city of Antwerp organizes a pop-up recycling park with a weigh truck in a different neighborhood. It accepts larger items than recycling points do, but only in small quantities. For larger quantities, please visit your local recycling park. You are welcome to bring, among other things, your electrical appliances and broken lamps. Large household appliances, however, will not be accepted at a pop-up recycling park.
Why recycle the right way?
Disposing of your old appliances the right way via a Recupel point in Antwerp has nothing but advantages.
- Circular economy: electrical equipment and raw materials can be reused or recycled.
- Good for both people and planet: the risk of harmful substances in the air and soil is reduced.
- Less illegal exports abroad: people in other countries are less affected by our consumption.
- Urban mining: by removing valuable raw materials from discarded devices, mines and other natural resources are less likely to become exhausted.