Arrange collection of bulky waste and garden waste

Bulky household waste and large garden waste such as tree trimmings and branches are not allowed to be put in the regular household waste. You need to dispose of it at a waste drop-off centre. Are you unable to do this yourself? Make an appointment to have it collected for free.

This autumn the Takkenroute will be held from 4 October to 12 November 2021. The municipality will then pick up your tree trimmings and branches for free. You can make an appointment for this. See 'Make or cancel an appointment'.

What will be collected?

The municipality collects bulky waste and large garden waste for free. Bulky waste is household waste which does not fit in a container, mini container (kliko) or garbage bag. Or rubbish which is too heavy. There are 4 types:

  • Flammable waste such as couches, chairs, cupboards, wooden planks or broken/damaged mattresses.
  • Metal objects such as a washing machine, television, drying rack or bicycle.

  • Large garden waste which does not fit in the organic waste (GFT) container. For example, tree trimmings and branches.
  • Mattresses which are still in 1 piece will be collected separately so that they can be recycled. This is possible only if the outer layer is not damaged.


  • Other rules apply to construction and demolition waste such as rubble, old sanitary equipment and plasterboard. You can dispose of this waste yourself at a waste drop-off centre or pay a fee to have it collected. You need to make a separate appointment for this.
  • Waste which you need to take to a waste drop-off centre yourself. Examples include domestic chemical waste (KCA) such as energy-saving light bulbs, batteries, leftover paint and liquid drain cleaner, garden timber edging, gas canisters, fire extinguishers, turf/sod or stones. You may not dispose of these types of waste as bulky waste. If you do, you can get a fine of at least € 141.

    Make or cancel an appointment

    • You can make an appointment with or without DigiD.
    • Read the rules before you make an appointment to have bulky waste and garden waste collected.

    Make an appointment

          Reschedule or cancel the 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.

          Rules for bulky waste and garden waste

          Would you like to have bulky waste or garden waste collected for free? This is possible only if you are a private individual (not a company). You first need to make an appointment with the municipality. Bear in mind the following rules.

          Where and when do you put waste outside?

          • Put your bulky waste or garden waste outside by 7.45 hrs. You are allowed to put it out on the evening before the collection day as of 22.00 hrs.
          • Place the bulky waste on the sidewalk in front of your home. Is this not possible? Then place it at another spot which the garbage truck can easily reach. Indicate this spot when you make the appointment.
          • Do not place your bulky waste or garden waste next to (underground) rubbish containers. The containers will then not be able to be emptied.
          • You are responsible for the bulky waste or garden waste you put outside until it has been picked up.
          • Did you put the bulky waste or garden waste out improperly? Then you could get a fine.

          How do you put out the waste?

          Make sure that your waste can be taken away safely:

          • Tie loose boards, carpeting and branches together in bundles of no more than 1.5 metres long.
          • Put iron and metal out separately. This will be collected separately. Indicate that you are getting rid of iron or metal when you make your appointment.
          • Make sure that there are no nails or other sharp objects sticking out. Remove nails or hammer them down flat.
          • Tape over television screens, monitors and glass in doors to prevent glass splinters.
          • Are you getting rid of a bicycle or baby buggy as bulky waste? Hang a sign on them with the text ‘ophalen grofvuil’.
          • Tree trunks can have a maximum diameter of 20 centimetres.

                Waste not collected?

                Did you make an appointment and was your bulky waste or garden waste not collected by 17.00 hrs.? Or do you see bulky waste or large garden waste lying on the street? Report this to the municipality using the form Report a problem. The municipality will address the problem within 3 working days.

                Items which can still be used

                Reusable goods can be taken to a recycled goods shop (kringloopwinkel) or repair café. For example, functioning televisions, clothing or furniture. Look at Or have the items repaired, for example at a repair café.

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