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 Papendrecht: 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.
Check how much you have to pay at: https://www.papendrecht.nl/Inwoners/Overzicht_Inwoners/Belastingen/Afvalstoffenheffing
Waste collection charge letter
The municipality will send you a letter stating how much you have to pay for waste disposal. It will also state how and by what date you must pay. Did you receive a letter? You can check what you need to pay at: https://belastingbalie.drechtsteden.nl/digid.info.php . You need DigiD to check in.
Pay on time
Make sure that you pay on time. Otherwise you will have to pay a fine.
You can ask the municipality whether you are entitled to an exemption for paying part of the charge. That expemtion is referred to as kwijtschelding. Whether you are entitled to an exemption depends on your personal situation. You can apply for an exemption online via: https://www.papendrecht.nl/Inwoners/Overzicht_Inwoners/Belastingen/Kwijtschelding_gemeentelijke_belastingen
Here you will find all information if you disagree with the amount: https://www.papendrecht.nl/Inwoners/Overzicht_Inwoners/Belastingen/Bezwaar_maken_tegen_gemeentelijke_belastingen_WOZ_beschikking
Contact details are not yet available for your municipality.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Public Information Service