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.
Waste collection charge
Please note. You only pay afvalstoffenheffing (waste collection charge) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
The waste collection charge consists of a fixed part and a variable part. The variable part is determined by the number of times you put the gray container on the road or put residual waste in the underground container.
The proceeds of the waste collection charge are used by the municipality for the collection and processing of the waste. Every household that is on the collection route pays waste collection charge. This also applies if you never hand in your waste.
- If you move to another municipality or move abroad, you will no longer owe the waste collection charge from the month following your move date.
- If you move within the municipality, nothing changes to the waste collection charge assessment.
Contribution scheme for unavoidable medical waste
Do you have a lot of inevitable medical waste due to illness? Then you may be able to apply for a compensation for the costs. Go to the product Compensation for medical waste costs.
Look for more information on your personal tax page. Open your personal tax page with your DigiD (for companies using your assessment number and the total amount of the assessment.
Arrange in writing
You will receive your decision- and assessment notice from us. Do you use the Message Box on Mijnoverheid.nl? Then you will receive the decision- and assessment notice in your Message Box. Then you can pay quickly and securely via the payment request (iDeal).
Arrange at the counter
You can pick up a copy of your decision- and assessment notice from the Public Affairs Department. Please contact us by phone in advance.
All households pay a basic rate of waste collection charge each year. In addition, there is a rate per time you offer waste.
- Basic rate waste collection charge € 217.80
- Underground container (per offer) € 1.80
The waste collection charge is charged in two parts. The first part consists of the basic rate. You also pay that if you do not offer your containers for emptying. At the end of the year you will receive the second part: an assessment for the number of offers from your containers.
You can object within 6 weeks of the date of the assessment. You can object in writing. You send the notice of objection to the tax officer. He works for the Regional Tax Cooperation.
Jan Schamhartstraat 5b