OVAM’s Jan Verheyen told the paper "This is the result of a concerted and consequent policy. Over the past few years we have placed a lot of emphasis on rubbish prevention and improvements to selective waste collection and recycling with clear communication to the general public, increasingly using the principle that the polluter pays. “
This means that Flemings pay more for any rubbish that is not put out for recycling.
The municipality that is top of the class when it comes non-recyclable waste is Rijkevorsel in Antwerp province.
There locals only dump an average of 70kg per person/year.