Plans for more underground waste containers
Published: 24 July 2012 Modified: 30 August 2012
Plans are developing for 600 more underground waste containers across the city.
There are plans to place more underground rubbish containers in the densely populated neighbourhoods of Mariahoeve, Visserhaven, Rustenburg-Oostbroek and parts of Bezuidenhout from 2013. A total of 600 underground containers (afvalcontainers) will be placed in these neighbourhoods.
The new plans will be submitted to the council for approval and following that neighbourhoods will announce public consultations. This will allow residents to give their views on the placement of the containers.
Deputy Mayor Sander Dekker (Finance and City Management) explains that there is much less litter in neighbourhoods where the containers already exist and so expanding the plans to cover further areas will help The Hague to become a cleaner and more pleasant city to live in.
Plans are still in place for rubbish containers to be installed in Scheveningen this year and in Segbroek, Laak and Haagse Hout during 2014. This announcement represents part of the municipality’s plans to fight street litter as a result of torn bin bags.