Adopt an underground container

Many neighbourhoods in The Hague have underground containers for your household waste. Residents can adopt a container for free. This way you help to keep the area around the container tidy.

What do you get when you adopt a container?

To keep the area around the container clean, you will receive for free:

  • A key to open the container from the side and unblock any obstructions.
  • A rubbish picker, work gloves and a broom to sweep up any street litter next to the container.
  • A telephone number to report a broken container or bulky waste which was incorrectly disposed of. The municipality will deal with these complaints as quickly as possible. Is there bulky waste or construction debris lying by the containers? Contact the municipality to report this or fill in the online form.

Sign up

Would you like to adopt a container in your neighbourhood? Sign up by contacting the municipality or fill in the form below.

Adopt container

How long does it take?

The municipality will contact you within 3 working days.

Also see Waste and recycling