Garbage and recycling stations

You can take oversized waste, garden waste and construction and demolition waste to a garbage and recycling station using your Afvalpas. You can dispose of most waste free of charge. Some items are still usable. You can bring them to a recycled goods shop (kringloopwinkel).

Garbage and recycling station temporarily closed

De Werf garbage and recycling station is closed for maintenance from Saturday, 27 June to Saturday, 4 July 2020.

Busy at garbage and recycling stations

It is quite busy at the garbage and recycling stations. To limit the number of visitors the municipality requests that you keep your oversized waste or garden waste at home for now. If this is not possible, plan for a longer wait than usual. And keep a distance of 1.5 metres from staff and other visitors at the garbage and recycling station.

Are you unable to bring your oversized household waste or garden waste to a garbage and recycling station? Make a free appointment to have your oversized waste collected. You can pay to have construction and demolition waste collected. You need to make a separate appointment for this.

Take your Afvalpas

Always take your Afvalpas to the garbage and recycling station. You will not be able to enter without it. Read more about the Afvalpas.

Which waste can you dispose of?

  • Oversized waste: household waste which does not fit in a garbage bag, mini container or underground rubbish container. Or rubbish which is too heavy such as sofas, cupboards, washing machines and vacuum cleaners.
  • Large garden waste such as trimmings and branches.
  • Construction and demolition waste, such as rubble, window/door frames, windows and roofing material.

You can take most sorts of waste to the garbage and recycling station for free. You will be charged for disposing of construction and demolition waste. Look at the list below to see which types of waste you can bring where and for which waste you will be charged a fee.

All garbage and recycling stations:

  • paper
  • hard plastic and other plastic
  • domestic chemical waste (kca) (maximum 25 kg per time)
  • wood
  • iron and other metals
  • (oversized) household waste
  • car tires (maximum of 4)
  • electric and electronic appliances
  • (frying) oil and oil in sealed packaging
  • glass, glass plates/mirrors
  • batteries
  • small amounts of organic waste (GFT) (not at the Uitenhagestraat)
  • gas canisters, gas tanks, fire extinguishers and other pressurised containers
  • mattresses (not at the Uitenhagestraat)
  • styrofoam (not at the Uitenhagestraat)
  • door/window frames (not free)
  • windows, wired glass (not free)
  • plasterboard (not free)

Only Plutostraat:

  • large garden waste, such as trimmings and branches
  • asbestos
  • horse manure
  • garden timber edging (not free)
  • earth, soil and sand (not free)
  • roofing, such as roof tiles (not free)
  • turf/sod (not free)

        Garbage and recycling stations: address and opening hours

        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)

        The Uitenhagestraat is not accessible from the Loosduinseweg from March 2019 to March 2021. You can reach the Uitenhagestraat from the Monstersestraat. The route is indicated by road signs.

        Opening hours

        All of the garbage and recycling stations are open from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 17.00 hrs. On public holidays the garbage and recycling stations are closed or will have shorter hours of operation:

        • New Year's Day: closed
        • Easter: closed
        • King's Day: closed
        • Liberation Day: closed
        • Ascension Day: closed
        • Pentecost/Whitsun: closed
        • Christmas Eve: 8.30 to 16.00 hrs.
        • Christmas: closed
        • New Year's Eve: 8.30 to 16.00 hrs.

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

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