Afvalpas for garbage and recycling stations

You need to have an Afvalpas if you want to dispose of oversized waste or garden waste at a garbage and recycling station. The Afvalpas gives you access to the garbage and recycling stations in The Hague.

    Every household will soon receive a new Afvalpas in the mail. This is why it will not be possible for you to request an Afvalpas before 31 March. You will be able to visit the garbage and recycling stations without an Afvalpas the entire month of March. If you have not received a new Afvalpas by 31 March, you can request a new one as of 1 April. The new Afvalpas is a plastic card with a built-in chip. The bar code printed in the letter you received has nothing to do with the card itself. You can throw away the old paper card in the paper bin.

    How does it work?

    The new Afvalpas is a plastic card with a built-in chip with an invisible code. Scan the Afvalpas at the entrance to the garbage and recycling station. The barrier will be raised and you will be allowed to drive inside. You will not be able to enter the station without an Afvalpas.


    • You are entitled to an Afvalpas if you pay the waste tax in The Hague.
    • Only 1 Afvalpas will be issued per address. If you reside at 1 address with other people, then you will need to share 1 Afvalpas.
    • The Afvalpas has a credit of 20 visits to a garbage and recycling station. Each year your card will automatically be newly credited again with 20 visits. Any credit from the previous year will not be carried over to the new year.
      For most people in The Hague 20 visits a year to a garbage and recycling station is more than enough credit. If this proves insufficient, residents can contact the municipality. The municipality will try to find a solution.
    • If you are moving out of a home in The Hague, leave the Afvalpas for the new occupants. The card is assigned to the house address.
    • If you live in a nursing home or old age home, you will not receive an Afvalpas. If you have oversized household waste or other waste, it is best to speak to the manager of your home.
    • Companies may not use the garbage and recycling stations and will not get an Afvalpas.


    • If you did not get an Afvalpas or if you have lost it or it no longer working, you can apply for an Afvalpas for free.
    • Are you moving to The Hague or are you moving within The Hague? There should be an Afvalpas in your new home. The former occupants should have left it behind for you. If there is no Afvalpas in your new home, you can apply for a new one.
    • Have you applied for an Afvalpas but have not received it? Wait at least 10 working days before you apply again. It is possible that the Afvalpas is on its way.

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