Collection of oversized waste and garden waste

You can take your oversized waste to a nearby garbage and recycling station yourself. If you are unable to do this, make an appointment to have it collected for free. Some items are still usable. You can bring them to a recycled goods shop (kringloopwinkel).

If you leave your rubbish next to the container, you could get a fine from the municipality.

What will be collected?

The municipality collects oversized waste and large garden waste for free. This is:

  • Household waste which does not fit in a container, mini container (kliko) or garbage bad. Or rubbish which is too heavy. Examples include sofas, cupboards, washing machines and vacuum cleaners.
  • Large garden waste which does not fit in the GFT container. For example, tree trimmings and branches.

Other rules apply to construction and demolition waste and paper and carton:

The HMS will offer the Takkenroute from 7 October to 15 November 2019. The municipality will collect your garden clippings and free of charge. You can make an appointment for this. See 'Make or cancel an appointment' below.

    Rules for oversized waste and garden waste

    Would you like to have oversized waste or garden waste collected for free? This is possible only if you are a private individual (not a company). Bear in mind the following rules.

    Where and when do you put it outside?

    • Put out your oversized waste and garden waste by 7.45 hrs. at the latest. You may also put it outside as of 22.00 hrs. on the evening before the collection day.
    • Place the oversized waste or garden waste on the sidewalk in front of your home and as close to the street as possible.
    • You are responsible for the oversized waste or garden waste which you put outside until it has been picked up. Did you put it out improperly? Then you could get a fine.

    Do not place your waste next to (underground) rubbish containers. You could get a fine. Is your street inaccessible? For example because of roadworks? Place your waste at the designated rubbish collection spot. Clearly indicate this spot when you make an appointment.

    How do you put out the waste?

    This is the way you ensure that your waste can be removed 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, moped or baby buggy? Hang a sign on them with ‘ophalen grofvuil’.
    • Tree trunks can have a maximum diameter of 20 centimetres.

    What will not be collected as oversized waste?

    You may not arrange for the free collection of the following items as oversized waste: asbestos, earth, sand, batteries, chemical waste, garden timber edging, fire extinguishers, pressurised containers, roofing material, gas canisters, gas tanks, plasterboard, turf/sod, door/window frames, rubble, stones, toilet bowls, sinks, tar and other construction and demolition waste. If you put these items out on the street, you could get a fine (of at least € 141.00). You can take most sorts of waste to the garbage and recycling stations.

      Make or cancel an appointment

      You can make an appointment both with and without DigiD. Is the collection address different from your own address? Then make an appointment without DigiD.

      Read the rules before you make an appointment to have oversized waste and garden waste collected.

          Make an appointment

          Good to know

          There are 3 categories of oversized waste in the appointment form:

          • Flammable: such as a sofa, chairs, cupboards, wooden shelves, a mattress or Christmas tree.
          • Metals: such as a washing machine, television or drying rack.
          • Trimmings/branches: large-sized garden waste. This can be collected only during the 'Takkenroute' in the spring and autumn. Outside of these periods you can have your garden trimmings or other garden waste collected as flammable waste.

          Cancel the appointment

          Would you like to cancel an appointment? You can cancel the appointment up to 1 (work)day in advance before 10.00 hrs. Phone the municipality on tel. 14070. It is not possible to cancel on the day of the appointment itself. The trucks are then already out on the road.

              Waste not collected?

              Did you make an appointment and was your oversized waste or garden waste not collected by 17.00 hrs.? Or have you seen (illegally dumped) oversized waste or large garden waste outside? Report this to the municipality using the form Report a problem. The municipality will address the problem within 3 working days.

              Good to know

              Items which are still usable 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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