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Waste collection charge

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In the Netherlands you are responsible for sorting out and taking away your industrial waste. If your local municipality does this job for you, you will have to pay a waste collection charge (reinigingsrecht).

How much is the waste collection charge?

In some municipalities, the waste colection charge is a fixed amount for a limited quantity. Other municipalities determine the amount on the basis of the sector in which you operate and your number of employees.

Waste collection services

Not all municipalities provide industrial waste collection services. Where no such service is available, you must take out a contract with a certified waste collector (in Dutch). You are responsible for separating and disposing of your company’s waste.

Waste collection charge in case of multiple use

Private households pay a waste collection charge for the collection and processing of household waste. If they let out rooms in their home, these premises are being used for multiple purposes. The owner or landlord of the premises must then pay the waste collection charge to the municipal authorities. They may recover this charge from their lodgers.

Statistics: waste collection charge

Average waste collection charge in euro per capita.

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