Paying the waste collection charge

You must pay the afvalstoffenheffing (waste collection charge) for the collection and processing of your household waste. The waste collection charge is part of the gemeentelijke belastingen (municipal taxes) and is billed by your municipality.

Last updated 7 September 2022

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Waste collection charge

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.

Paying the waste collection charge

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.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Environmental Management Act, Article 15.33

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