Help out with The Hague clean-up relay

Published: 30 April 2018Modified: 24 May 2018

Would you like to keep the city clean and tidy? Take part in The Hague clean-up relay (Haagse Opruimestafette). You can turn in oversized waste or reusable items in various city district in May and June.

The Hague clean-up relay is a series of activities being organised in all parts of The Hague together with city residents and partners. More and more people are pitching in to make the city clean and tidy. They think that it is a given that we keep our surroundings and nature beautiful. Together they aim to launch a movement which will only become bigger. Will you join in?

Clean-up days

Do you have items you’d like to get rid of? You can turn them in during the clean-up days being organised together with housing corporations, neighbourhood associations and second-hand stores. Items which can still be used will go to the second-hand stores and oversized waste will be picked up.

Below you will find the dates and locations of the clean-up days in May and June. There will also be clean-up days in October in different neighbourhoods.

Where When
Mariahoeve shopping centre (Haagse Hout) Wednesday, 16 May from 14.00 to 16.00 hrs.
Car park of Het Hofbad, Ypenburgse Boslaan 30 (Leidschenveen-Ypenburg) Thursday, 17 May from 18.00 to 20.00 hrs.
Prins Hendrikplein (Centrum) Wednesday, 23 May from 15.00 to 19.00 hrs.
Jan Luykenlaan (Escamp) Wednesday, 23 May from 15.00 to 19.00 hrs.
Heeswijkplein (Escamp) Wednesday, 23 May from 15.00 to 19.00 hrs.
Regentesseplein (Segbroek) Saturday, 26 May from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs.
Sweelinckplein (Scheveningen) Saturday, 23 June from 9.00 to 15.00 hrs. and Thursday, 28 June from 17.00 to 19.00 hrs.
Tip: are you unable to take part in the clean-up day in your neighbourhood? You can have oversized household waste picked up from your home for free. Contact the municipality for an appointment or make an appointment on the page Collection of oversized waste and garden waste. Many second-hand organisations in The Hague also pick up items for free.

More activities for a tidy street

In many neighbourhoods residents or neighbourhood associations are also organising small-scale clean-up campaigns. Examples include cleaning up street litter, providing information on separating waste and encouraging people to reduce the amount of bread or dog poop in public areas.

Where What When
Wateringseveld (Escamp) Afternoon for residents of the American neighbourhood. With fun activities for children and an information market on the theme of ‘clean and safe’. Wednesday, 9 May, from 13.00 to 16.00 hrs.
Zaagbekstraat (Leidschenveen-Ypenburg) It’s nice to play outside on a clean street. This is why residents are organising a clean-up with the children in the neighbourhood. Wednesday, 16 May from 13.30 to 15.00 hrs.

Crownies during the clean-up relay

The Crownies children will also take part in the clean-up activities. Children and young people between the ages of 8 and 23 years can register on the website of Crownies. If they participate in activities, they will earn Crownies points. They can save up these points for nice prizes.

TrashUre Hunt adventure

In April and September there will be activities for schools and after school care facilities for children aged 6 to 12 years. They will experience an exciting adventure by TrashUre Hunt. They will dress up as pirates and go looking for treasures which do not belong in nature. At the end they will make an artwork from the things they found. In the summer TrashUre Hunt will be active on Scheveningen beach with the Summer Challenge. Go along on a walk and help rid the beach of its rubbish. This way you contribute to a clean beach and a better living environment. After the walk you can take part in fun workshops such as skateboarding, surfing or making music. Participation is free of charge.


From 21 June to 23 September, every day at low tide (otherwise the rubbish will be carried out to sea again).


Scheveningen beach. Look for more information on the website of TrashUre Hunt.

Your ideas are welcome

Do you have an idea for a clean-up campaign in your neighbourhood. Contact the organisation by sending an email to:

Join in the Trashure Hunt
Join in the Trashure Hunt