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Refuse collection & recycling

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How to put out your waste

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It has been reported that some expats are unsure of which bin to use for organic waste. It is the “bright” green bin that comes in a 35-litre, 140-litre or 240-litre format. See photos below.

Order or replace household rubbish bins

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Select the bin you need (one per household) and fill in the request form (Naar het formulier). If you live on an upper floor of a building you can only order a 35 litre bin.

 GFT 35 liter (bio-emmer). Alleen voor groente-, fruit- en tuinafval.

Organic waste – 35 litres (bio-bin). For fruit, vegetables and small garden refuse.

 GFT 140 of 240 liter. Alleen voor groente-, fruit- en tuinafval.

Organic waste – 140 or 240 litres. For fruit, vegetables and small garden refuse.

 Restafval 140 liter. Geschikt voor 3 huisvuil-zakken

Normal unrecyclable household rubbish – 140 litres. Suitable for 3 bin bags.

Restafval 240 liter. Geschikt voor 6 huisvuil-zakken.

Normal unrecyclable household rubbish – 240 litres. Suitable for 6 bin bags.