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Take it to a Recupel point in Ghent!
If you live in Ghent, 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 a Ghent 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 Ghent. 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 is easier than you think. Working appliances that you no longer need can be taken to several Recupel collection points in Ghent – such as a Kringwinkel or recycling park. Collection from your doorstep is available as well. Read on to discover where to drop off your household electronics.
The Kringwinkel in Ghent
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 can still be repaired. If you are a resident of Ghent, there’s always a Kringwinkel near you.
Free collection at home by the Kringwinkel
Unable to get to one of the Ghent Kringwinkels? Kringwinkel Open Plaats and Kringwinkel Ateljee collect your items free of charge, provided they are still in good condition. They are also happy to take your broken electronics.
- Kringwinkel Ateljee
- Locations in Ghent, Deinze, Evergem and Nazareth.
- Make an appointment via 09 224 07 15 or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
- Kringwinkel Open Plaats
- Locations in Ghent and Destelbergen. Home collection available in Heusden and Drongen.
- Make an appointment via 09 227 25 64.
- Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
- Discover tips for easy collection.
Ivago recycling parks: free drop offs of old electronics
Do you have an appliance that is broken beyond repair? Taking your old household electronics to one of the six recycling parks in Ghent is free of charge. Ivago is responsible for the waste collection.
All Ghent recycling parks are open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9.30 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. On hot days (+ 30°C) as well as on 24 and 31 December, the doors close at 4.15 p.m.
- Recyclagepark Gentbrugge
Jan Samijnstraat, 9050 Gentbrugge
- Recyclagepark Gent (Bloemekenswijk)
Gaardeniersweg 21, 9000 Gent
- Recyclagepark Gent (Nieuw Gent)
Proeftuinstraat 43, 9000 Gent
- Recyclagepark Oostakker
Lourdesstraat 4, 9041 Oostakker
- Recyclagepark Drongen
Koninginnelaan 1Z, 9031 Drongen
- Recyclagepark Destelbergen
Stapsteenweg, 9070 Destelbergen
Ivago’s mobile recycling park
Ivago Ghent is experimenting with mobile recycling parks, so that anyone – even people who have mobility issues – can get rid of their electrical and other waste the right way. Ivago will let you know when their mobile recycling park is coming to your area!
There are even more Recupel points in Ghent where you can have your electronic waste recycled correctly.
Want to get rid of a device that is smaller than your head? Then you can also drop it in one of the blue boxes at participating supermarkets, do-it-yourself stores and electrical stores. In addition, most of them have a blue container for old fluorescent lamps, LED lamps and energy-saving lamps. As you can hopefully tell by now: there is always a Recupel point nearby. Not sure which collection point is right for you? Use our handy tool!
Why recycle the right way?
Disposing of your old appliances the right way via a Recupel point in Ghent 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.
Read more about why it is so important to properly dispose of electrical and electronic equipment.