Have your garden waste collected for free during the Takkenroute

Published: 29 September 2022Modified: 31 October 2022

It is time once again for the Takkenroute in The Hague. From 3 October to 11 November 2022 the municipality will come and pick up your tree trimmings and branches for free. You can now make an appointment for collection.

You can make an appointment on the page Arrange collection of bulky waste and garden waste or via the municipality‚Äôs Contact page.

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 curb before 7.45 hrs. on the day of your appointment.

    Why separate your tree trimmings and branches?

    During the Takkenroute the municipality collects your garden waste to turn it into compost. This compost is used for parks and gardens. Garden waste is normally burned. By disposing of your garden waste separately during the Takkenroute, you are working towards a better environment. The Takkenroute is held 2 times a year, in the spring and in the autumn.

    Disposing of garden waste the rest of the year

    You can also dispose of tree trimmings all year long as bulky waste. You need to mark it as 'flammable material' (brandbare materialen) in the appointment form. The branches will then go to the incinerator. The municipality only makes compost from the tree cuttings it collects during the Takkenroute.

    Small pruning waste and leaves

    You can dispose of small pruning waste and leaves in the GFT bucket or container (kliko). Do you have a lot of waste and/or are you helping to sweep up the leaves from the street? Request a 2nd GFT container on the page Order or return a household rubbish bin (kliko). Here you can also find the conditions for this extra GFT container.

    Change or cancel your appointment

    You can reschedule or cancel an appointment up to 1 day in advance. Call the municipality on 14070 before 10.00 hrs. It is not possible to cancel on the day of the appointment itself. The trucks are then already out on the road.

    More information

    More information can be found on the page Waste and recycling.