Disposing of oversized waste and garden waste

You can take oversized waste to a garbage and recycling station using your Afvalpas. You can dispose of most waste free of charge. Some oversized household waste consists of good used items. You can bring these items to a recycled goods shop (kringloopwinkel). Read what qualifies as oversized waste and what you can dispose of.

Are you unable to dispose of your oversized household waste or garden waste yourself? Make an appointment to have your oversized waste collected from your home.

What is oversized waste?

Oversized waste is:

  • Household waste which does not fit in a garbage bag, mini container or underground rubbish container, or is too heavy. For example, sofas, cupboards, washing machines and vacuum cleaners.
  • Large garden waste which do not fit in the organic waste (GFT) container. For example, trimmings and branches.
You are not allowed to dispose of carton or carton boxes/packaging with your oversized household waste. You can put carton in the paper bin, bring it to a garbage or recycling station or put it out on the day your paper is collected. You can see the collection days in the household waste calendar.

Bring good items to a thrift shop

Some items are still perfectly good and it would be a shame to throw them away. Bring these items to a recycled goods shop (kringloopwinkel). For example, functioning televisions, clothing or furniture. Look which location is close to your neighbourhood on allekringloopwinkels.nl.

Conditions

  • Always take your Afvalpas with you when you visit a garbage and recycling station. Otherwise you will not be able to enter. The Afvalpas has a credit of 20 visits to a garbage and recycling station. Read more about getting an Afvalpas.
  • Garden waste only be taken to the garbage and recycling station in the Binckhorst (Plutostraat 1). Tree trunks and branches may have a diameter of maximum 20 centimetres.

Company waste

Do you have a company? For companies there are other rules for rubbish collection than for household waste. Companies may not use the garbage and recycling stations. Contract an authorised waste management company to collect your company waste.

        Garbage and recycling stations

        The Hague has 3 garbage and recycling stations. View the locations on the map of The Hague:

        • Plutostraat 1, 2516 AL (Binckhorst, in Laak district)
        • De Werf 11P, 2544 EH (Zichtenburg, in Loosduinen district)
        • Uitenhagestraat 4, 2571 VV (by the Loosduinsekade, in Centrum district)

        All of the garbage and recycling stations are open from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 17.00 hrs.

        As of 7 March 2018 the garbage and recycling station on the Plutostraat will be open on Wednesdays until 20.00 hrs. This is part of a 4-month trial project.

        Which waste can be brought where?

        Waar welk grofvuil inleveren
        At all stations Only at Plutostraat station
        paper large garden waste
        hard plastic and other plastic garden timber edging
        domestic chemical waste (KCA) (maximum 25 kg per time) asbestos
        wood earth, soil and sand
        iron and other metals horse manure
        (oversized) household waste wired glass
        car tires (maximum of 4) gas canisters, fire extinguishers and other pressurised containers
        rubble tar
        electric and electronic appliances roofing
        (frying) oil and oil in sealed packaging tree trunks
        glass; glass plates/mirrors plaster
        batteries turf/sod
        window/door frames
        small amounts of organic waste (GFT)
        Please note: not at the Uitenhagestraat

        Fees

        You can dispose of most kinds of rubbish at a garbage and recycling station for free. There are fees for removing construction and demolition waste.

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