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On 5 March 2015, the Walloon Government adopted an Executive Act (published in the Belgian Gazette on 16 March 2015), which obliges enterprises to sort their waste.
The Executive Act embodies the Walloon Government’s objectives laid out in its declaration on regional policy for 2009–2014. It also finalizes the transposition of the 2008/98 CE directive of the European Parliament of 19 November 2008. With households already under obligation to sort waste, a similar regime for enterprises was desirable. Therefore, this Executive Act gives a legal basis for the obligation of waste sorting for undertakings.
2. OBLIGATION HOLDER
Any enterprise or public body which is a:
3. CONTENT OF THE OBLIGATION
Certain types of waste must be separated when their quantity reaches the thresholds set out in this table.
4. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This obligation does not concern waste collected by public services or waste collected from public spaces.
Sorted waste must remain separated during its collection and transport. The following conditions apply when gathering the different types of waste:
Waste producers or holders must keep evidence of their compliance with the sorting obligation for at least two years. The following are accepted as evidence:
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