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.
Paying the waste collection charge
Please note. You only pay afvalstoffenheffing (waste disposal charges) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
Omrin collects your household waste. This company does this on behalf of the municipality. Collecting and processing household waste costs a lot of money. The municipality therefore asks for a contribution in the form of waste collection charge.
You pay the following waste collection charge in the municipality of Heerenveen:
The waste collection charge consists of a fixed amount per home (standing charge) and a variable part (diftar). You always pay fixed charges, even if you do not use containers or an underground waste system. How much diftar you pay depends on the number of times you put your container on the road or throw a garbage bag in the underground container. You will receive a quarterly invoice for the diftar afterwards.
- € 155,00 for each houshold/plot
Diftar+, pay per kilo
- mini container (sorti bin) of 240 liters of residual waste: € 1.00 at a time plus a fixed amount per kilo of € 0.35
- mini container of 180 or 240 liters of organic waste: for free
- household garbage bag of 40 liters of residual waste: € 2.15 each time (when using a collection container)
In some cases, for example in a care home, there is a rate without a diftar. Then the rate for a single-person household is € 240,00 and for a multi-person household € 298,00.