First steps in Charleroi Métropole
Do you prefer urban dynamism or rural calm? Charleroi Métropole offers a variety of environments in which to make your home. Find out everything you need to know to move to this surprising region here.
Choose your ideal location
First, you will have to define where you want to live in terms of what you are looking for: if you are more of a town person, the urban centres today have a new dynamism envied by many other regions. The already rich cultural offering is expanding day after day. Charleroi Métropole is also teeming with small vibrant and picturesque towns and villages offering a pleasant and natural way of life. Explore the map of Charleroi Métropole
Living in the borough
As soon as you find accommodation, you must go to the borough’s town hall in order to formalise your address. Then, you have to go to your local agent to complete the formalities.
Connecting to the water supply
Connecting to the electricity and gas supply
As a tenant or owner, you must register with a gas or electricity provider. There are several providers for which you will be able to compare the tariffs on the internet.
Subscribing for television, telephone, GSM/mobile, internet
Of course, there are different telecommunications providers in the region of Charleroi Métropole. Here is a price comparison table
Find your quartier
Whether it is in a town or the countryside, the region has an abundance of sporting, cultural, folklore, etc. initiatives. The best method of ‘connecting’ with others is to participate in an activity of your choice. You won’t regret it: a welcome from the region and its residents is our greatest asset!
Managing your waste
The cross-borough Tibi, Bep and Ipalle manage the waste in the region of Charleroi Métropole. These bodies are responsible for collecting waste, sorting and recycling. On the website of these cross-borough organisations, you will find all of the information, in terms of your borough, relating to the collection timetable, explaining the microchipped dustbin system, etc.
These cross-borough organisations also look after container parks and sites specially set up to enable the selective collection of different household waste with a view to recycling it. The citizen is authorised to deposit a cubic metre of waste there per day.
Furthermore, there are different alternatives to give a second life to your waste. Several repair services for items are available within Charleroi Métropole, in particular via the Repair service. There is also a network of second-hand shops, for example Terre, Petits Riens or the various CPAS [Belgian Public Social Services Centres].