Article 26.

Each municipality, whether or not in cooperation with other municipalities, shall ensure that household waste is prevented or reused as much as possible, picked up at regular intervals or collected in another way and recovered or disposed of in accordance with Articles 11, 12 and 13, paragraph 2.


The municipalities shall recover the costs of the management of household waste from the waste producers in accordance with Article 10. The municipality may authorise its privatised bodies or intermunicipal cooperation partnerships to collect these costs, also if these are translated into taxes and fees. The Government of Flanders may lay down further rules concerning the way in which municipalities are to calculate the costs of the management of household waste.


Without prejudice to the application of the provisions of this Decree, the pick-up and collection of household waste shall be regulated by municipal regulation.


The activities of each person necessary for the normal working of the services charged with the pick-up of household waste, as well as the material required for this, may be requisitioned by the Mayor, the Assistant Governor and the Governor.