What you need to know
For each household, the standard set consists of 3 green wheelie bins with a coloured lid:
- orange lid for plastic packaging waste and empty drink cartons.
This wheelie bin is emptied once every two weeks.
- blue lid for paper.
This wheelie bin is emptied once every four weeks.
- green lid for vegetable, fruit and garden waste (VFG).
This container is emptied once every two weeks.
Households in the suburbs also have 1 grey wheelie bin for residual waste.
Households in and around the city centre do not have wheelie bins. The waste is presented for collection by the refuse truck, alternatively waste can be presented next to the bicycle storage area on Oude Vest and Nieuwstraat.
The waste collection calendar shows on which day the wheelie bins are emptied. Collection takes place between 07.00 and 17.00 hours. You may leave the wheelie bin outdoors on the day before collection after 21.00 hours. We ask that you remove the wheelie bin from the street on the same day it is emptied.
Changing or adding to the standard set
The standard wheelie bin has a volume of 240 litres (dimensions 105 cm high, 59 cm wide, 73 cm deep). Also available are wheelie bins with a volume of 140 litres (dimensions 105 cm high, 48 cm wide, 55 cm deep). Also available for VFG waste is a 25-litre caddy (dimensions 45 cm high, 30 cm wide, 41 cm deep).
Do you have more or less waste? Is a large wheelie bin taking up too much space? Do you prefer to present plastic and drink cartons for collection in the special bags that are available free of charge?
Options for changing the set of wheelie bins on offer to suit your preferences and situation:
- exchanging a container for a different size (240 or 140 litres)
- exchanging a VFG wheelie bin for a 25-litre caddy
- ordering a maximum of 3 additional wheelie bins for each type of wheelie bin
- handing back the orange container for plastic and drink cartons
- handing back additional wheelie bins
Each household has at least 1 blue and 1 green wheelie bin.
If you move house, all wheelie bins must be left behind at the property. The new resident will send a request to us if a change of size or numbers is required.
A change is free of charge.