Garden clippings collected for free during the Takkenroute

Published: 3 October 2019Modified:

It is again time for the Takkenroute in The Hague. From 7 October to 15 November 2019 the municipality will pick up your garden waste for free. You can now make an appointment for collection.

You can make an appointment on the page Collection of oversized waste and garden waste.

How do you put out the garden waste?

  • Tie loose branches together and shorten them to a maximum of 1.20 metres long.
  • Tree trunks and branches may have a maximum diameter of 20 centimetres wide.
  • Put your large garden waste out by the kerb before 7.45 hrs. on the day of your appointment.

Why separate your garden waste?

By disposing of your garden waste separately, you are working towards a better environment. Your garden waste will be turned into compost. The compost will be used as earth for parks and gardens.

Small garden trimmings and leaves are allowed in the GFT container

Do you have a GFT container (kliko)? Then you are allowed to use it for small garden trimmings and leaves. Do you have a lot of garden waste or are you helping to rake up the leaves on the street? Request a 2nd GFT container through the page Order or return a household rubbish bin (kliko). Here you will also find the conditions for this extra GFT container.

More information

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