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.
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 Gooise Meren: Paying the waste collection charge
The Grondstoffen en Afvalstoffen Dienst (GAD) collects and processes waste for the municipality of Gooise Meren. As a resident, you contribute to the GAD via the waste collection tax.
You pay a flat rate based on the number of people in your household. See the costs at gooisemeren.nl.
Did you first live alone with others and did you start living alone during the year? If so, you will automatically receive a refund.
Waste collection charge by letter
You will receive a letter from the municipality stating how much waste collection charge you have to pay. The letter also tells you how to pay. And before which date you must pay. Make sure you pay on time or contact the municipality of Gooise Meren to arrange a payment schedule.
- Have you moved out of the municipality of Gooise Meren? Or do you have plans to move? Report your move to the municipality where you have moved. You do not pay waste collection charge for the months when you no longer live in the municipality of Gooise Meren.
- Are you moving within the municipality of Gooise Meren? Then you will not receive an assessment for waste collection charge for your new address until the following year.