Paying the waste collection charge
You must pay the waste collection charge (afvalstoffenheffing) for the collection and processing of your household waste. The waste collection charge is part of the municipal taxes (gemeentelijke belastingen) and is billed by your municipality.
Municipalities calculate the amount of the waste collection charge in different ways. Some municipalities calculate the amount of the waste collection charge based of the size of your household. The larger your household, the more you pay. Other municipalities calculate the charge based on the amount of waste collected.
The waste collection charge is included in the municipal tax bill. This is usually sent out in the first 2 weeks of February. If you have any questions about the waste collection charge, contact your municipality.
Apply for an exemption on paying municipal taxes
Are you unable to pay your municipal taxes? Then ask your municipality for an exemption. You can be granted an exemption from paying part of the taxes, or all of the taxes. The municipality decides for which taxes you can be exempt from paying. It also determines whether you are eligible for an exemption.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Municipality of Doetinchem: Paying the waste collection charge
Please note that you will only have to pay afvalstoffenheffing (waste disposal charges) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
You will have to pay the following waste disposal charges in the municipality of Doetinchem:
Flat + variable rate
You will have to pay a flat rate and a variable rate.
You have to pay a flate rate based on the number of people in your household:
|One person household||€ 244,80|
|Multiple people household||€ 278,40|
You will also have to pay a variable rate. This payment depends on the number of times you throw out waste or have it picked up, or how many kilos of waste. The more often or the higher the amount you dispose of, the higher the variable rate.
Costs per emptying
|Container type||Amount per container offering or bag|
|Small gray container for residual waste (140 liter)||€ 5,-|
|Large gray container for residual waste (240 liter)||€ 10,-|
|Bag of residual waste in an underground container (60 liter)||€ 2,-|
Costs of an extra container
|an extra residualcontainer (gray)||€ 151,20|
|an extra GFT container (green)||€ 39,60|
|an extra paper container (blue)||€ 39,60|
|an extra PBD container (orange)||€ 39,60|
Waste disposal charge by letter
You will receive a letter from the municipality that will inform you how much waste disposal charge you will have to pay. The letter will also detail how you will have to pay and before which date this has to be done.
Pay on time
Make sure that you pay on time. Otherwise you will have to pay a fine.
You can request an exemption from the municipality for part of the charge. This is called remission. Your right to remission depends on your personal circumstances.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Doetinchem