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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.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

waste taxes

Please note. You only pay afvalstoffenheffing (waste disposal charges) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

Every year, every household receives a tax bill from GBTwente, including the waste levy. This waste levy consists of two parts, a fixed part and a variable part. The fixed part applies to the current year and the variable part applies to the number of offers of residual waste from the previous year. To calculate how much you pay, we look at the type and size of the residual container. If you have an extra residual container in use, you also pay for the emptying. If you have an extra GFT container in use, you pay a fixed amount per year for this.

From 2022, residents of an apartment and flat will also be able to collect their waste separately, just like residents of a house with a garden. This means that GFE (vegetables – fruit – food scraps) no longer has to go with the residual waste. Residents of a house with a garden have been able to collect organic waste (vegetable – fruit – garden) separately for some time now. As a resident, you thereby contribute to reducing the amount of residual waste. You do not pay per emptying for offering GFE and VFG waste in the container.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Oldenzaal

Last updated on 22 September 2022