Following the announcement by the Luxembourg Government during the week, as part of a phased Lockdown Exit strategy, recycling centres in Luxembourg will reopen this coming Monday 20 April 2020.

The Environment administration of Luxembourg's Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development has confirmed that recycling centres, as well as green waste collection points, as well as mobile collections and door-to-door collections from the SuperDrecksKëscht service centre, will all be operational again.

Social distancing within recycling centres is compulsory; it is therefore necessary to respect a physical distance of two metres between each person. The entry of visitors is regulated, which will limit the number of people who can access at the same time. Social distancing also applies to the area in front of the entrance to the recycling parks and the same reasoning applies to the green waste collection points.

Inside the recycling parks, everyone is called upon to respect the sanitary barrier gestures, as well as the rules of interpersonal distance. It is of course advisable to adopt a benevolent and respectful behaviour towards other visitors and to follow the instructions of the staff members.

In short, for any trip to a recycling centre, barrier gestures to adopt are as follows:
• apply the principles of "social distancing": respect a physical distance of at least 2 metres; if such a distance cannot be respected, wearing a mask or any other device making it possible to effectively cover the nose and mouth, is compulsory;
• wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or disinfect your hands, especially beforehand and afterwards;
• cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a handkerchief;
• greet without shaking hands;
• use single-use tissues and throw them in a bin, preferably with a lid that can be opened with the foot;
• do not share materials or equipment (tablet, pencils, communication devices, etc.).
• regularly use a hydro-alcoholic solution for hand-sanitising.

Travel to recycling centres and to green waste collection points should be limited to the strict minimum. Members of the population are encouraged to limit their production of waste and not to produce waste other than that resulting from their normal daily life.

Reminder: the abandonment/dumping, rejection or uncontrolled management of waste is prohibited and is liable to criminal sanctions. This also applies to the deposit of waste next to or around public collection containers.