Remnants of furniture, walls and ceilings were destroyed and a “temporary dump” was set up to store all materials while recycling centers were crowded.
The regional government’s plan is to recycle up to 60% of the debris – which occupies 8 kilometers of the A601 motorway in Gobriel, near the city of Liege – and burn the rest.
Furniture, walls and ceilings destroyed in the July floods pile up on the Belgian motorway, photo September 3, 2021 – Photo: François Walcharts/AFP
The Belgian Environment Ministry estimates that the entire clean-up process should take at least nine months.
Wallonia was the region most affected by the floods in the country, and its main city is Liege specifically.
The greatest damage occurred in the cities and towns located along the rivers Meuse (which originates in France, passes through the country and enters the Netherlands) and Vesdre, near the border with Germany.
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A truck passes through rubble cleared after a flood in Belgium, photo September 3, 2021 – Photo: François Walcharts / AFP
90,000 tons of rubbish removed after floods in Belgium, photo September 3, 2021 – Photo: François Walcharts / AFP
Garbage removal after floods in Belgium on the motorway, photo September 3, 2021 – Photo: François Walcharts / AFP
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