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 Maastricht: 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.
You pay the following waste collection charge in the municipality of Maastricht:
Fixed + variable costs
You pay fixed and variable costs.
You pay a fixed charge per household:
- of €328.53;
- of € 401.80 for a chute or underground residual waste container (without registration per throw-in).
- of € 328.56;
- from € 401.76 for a chute or underground residual waste container (without registration per throw-in).
You also pay variable costs for the municipal residual waste bag. These costs are:
- 50 litre bag: € 1.01
- 25 litre bag: €0.59
- per insertion in underground residual waste container with registration: €1.01
- 50 litre bag: € 1.05
- 25 litre bag: € 0.62
- Per insertion in underground residual waste container with registration: €1.05
The more residual waste bags you use, the higher the variable costs.
Waste disposal charges by letter
You will receive a letter from Belastingsamenwerking Gemeenten en Waterschappen (BsGW) telling you how much waste disposal charges you have to pay. The letter also tells you how to pay. And before which date you must pay.
Pay on time
Make sure you pay on time. Otherwise you will have to pay a penalty.
You can ask Belastingsamenwerking Gemeenten en Waterschappen (BsGW) not to pay part of the tax. This is called remission. Whether you are entitled to relief depends on your personal situation. You can apply for remission via MijnBsGW (with DigiD).
Want to know more?
Do you have questions about your waste disposal charges? Please contact BsGW.
Telephone: 088 - 842 04 20 (available on working days from 09.00 to 17.00)
Postal address: PO Box 1271, 6040 KG Roermond
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Maastricht