Openbare Vlaamse Afvalstoffenmaatschappij - Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM)

Openbare Vlaamse Afvalstoffenmaatschappij - Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM)
Stationsstraat 110
2800 Mechelen
Contact person:
Tom Creten

OVAM is the Public Waste Agency of Flanders, which ensures Flanders deals with waste, materials and soil in a well-thought-out and environmentally sound manner. We protect the Flemish soil through official soil quality checks, the prevention of soil contamination and soil remediation. Moreover, we help families and companies reduce and sort their waste correctly. Last but not least, we join forces with all the inhabitants of Flanders to develop a circular economy to maximise the lifecycle and reuse of products and raw materials.

Most materials end up in the material cycle - from production to use and eventually waste. To use these raw materials more efficiently, we must close this cycle, allowing us to rely on materials longer and limit their environmental impact considerably. Sustainable production and optimal sorting will enable us to jointly give these raw materials a new lease of life, time and time again, thus making Flanders even more aware of the possibilities for the use and reuse of materials.

Support services:
Best practices, Calculators, Consultancy/one to one consultations, Financial support, Guides, handbooks, information material, Self assessment and benchmarking tools, Training
Resource expertise:
Materials, Waste
Sectoral expertise:
Waste management and recycling