Waste and recycling
In Wageningen we collect plastic packaging, tins/cans and drinking cartons (PMD waste), waste paper and cardboard, organic waste and residual household waste separately. The waste calendar and more information on separating waste can be found on the ACV website or in the ACV app.
We are also in the process of expanding the number of underground waste containers in Wageningen.
Frequently asked questions
Then you use four wheelie bins:
- A bin with a brown lid for organic waste, such as fruit and vegetable residues, peel, leftovers, bread, loose tea, coffee grounds and garden waste.
- A bin with a blue lid for paper and cardboard, such as newspapers and leaflets, egg cartons, envelopes and clean cardboard boxes.
- A bin with an orange lid or sticker for PMD packaging. PMD is Dutch abbreviation for plastic packaging, cans/tins and drink cartons. This bin accepts plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic food trays and pots, food and drink cans, jar lids, gable-top cartons and drink cartons for milk and fruit juice.
- A bin with a grey lid for residual waste. Residual waste is the waste that remains after recycling. Would you prefer to hand in your grey wheelie bin and use an underground container? That is possible! Please contact ACV.
You can contact ACV for the exchange of large/small wheelie bins or for extra wheelie bins.
Please call 0318-648160, press 4 for English or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The calendar of collection days can be found on the ACV website’s calendar. First enter your postcode and house number. Then you will see the calendar. Blue is paper and cardboard, orange is plastic packaging, cans/tins and drink cartons, metal, green is organic waste and grey is residual waste. Place your wheelie bin on the collection day between 6.00 and 7.30 am or the evening before between 8.00 and 11.00 pm. Remove your empty wheelie bin from the street on the collection day itself.
If you live in a flat or apartment, you can dispose of your organic waste such as fruit and vegetable residues and paper in the container near the flat. Some flats or apartments have underground containers for residual waste. You open these containers with your waste pass. This is free of charge and the same pass as for the waste collection station.
Plastic, tins and packaging (PMD)
For your plastic packaging, metal packaging (tins/cans) and drinking cartons, there are bring-it-yourself containers at supermarkets and in the neighbourhood. See the digital map for an overview of all container locations. You must bring the PMD packaging in a special PMD bag or a white, transparent bag.
The waste pass belongs to your home. You need the pass when you visit the waste collection station. In some flats and apartments, you need the pass to open an underground container. Have you just moved house and is there no waste pass in your new home? Or is your pass broken or lost? Apply for a new pass at ACV. If the pass is broken or lost, you pay €15 to replace it.
From 1 January 2022, the waste disposal station works with a points system. Every household will receive 9 points each year. These points can be used for bringing waste to the waste collection station (1 point each time). Your visits are automatically recorded on your waste card. When you run out of points, you pay €10 per visit. You pay this amount on the spot with your pin code. You can also use your points for home collection of bulky waste.
Address waste collection station
Nudepark 77 Wageningen
Open Monday to Friday 8.00 to 16.00 hours
Saturday from 9.00 to 16.00 hours
The waste collection station is closed on public holidays (including Liberation Day). On Good Friday and the Friday after Ascension Day, the waste disposal station is open. On Fridays, Saturdays and around public holidays, it is often busy at the waste disposal station.
What types of waste can I bring?
There are more than 20 different types of household waste that you can bring in separately, such as bulky waste like furniture, construction and demolition waste, glass, small chemical waste (KCA), clothing and textiles, recycled goods, nappies and pruning waste.
You can bring a maximum of 2 m³ per time. Do you have more than the maximum allowed m³ at a time? Then you pay 1 rubbish point/€ 10 for every 2 m³ extra:
Up to 2 m³: you pay 1 rubbish point or € 10
2 to 4 m³: you pay 2 rubbish points or € 20
4 to 6 m³: you pay 3 rubbish points or € 30
Can I also have bulky waste such as a sofa collected at home?
You can bring your bulky household waste to the waste transfer station yourself. Through the website of ACV it is possible to borrow a trailer or a cargo bicycle free of charge. You can also have bulky waste, pruning waste, metals and household appliances and electronics collected by ACV at home once every four weeks. Having them collected will cost you three rubbish points. You receive nine rubbish points per year for bulky waste collection and visits to the waste transfer station. If there are too few or no points, you will be charged €30 each time. You can make a bulky waste appointment via the ACV website. Please call 0318-648160, press 4 for English or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Bulky waste collection dates 2023
- 3 January
- 31 January
- 28 February
- 28 March
- 25 April
- 23 May
- 20 June
- 18 July
- 15 August
- 12 September
- 10 October
- 7 November
- 5 December
Collection dates pruning waste 2023
- 10 January
- 7 February
- 7 March
- 4 April
- 2 May
- 30 May
- 27 June
- 25 July
- 22 August
- 19 September
- 17 Oktober
- 14 November
- 12 December
Clothing and textiles
- Textile containers are available near most supermarkets and at the waste collection station for the disposal of unwanted textiles (clothing, shoes, sheets, etcetera).
- For collecting used glass, (underground) glass containers have been placed at convenient locations throughout Wageningen such as supermarkets.
- The glass containers are only for single-use jars and bottles which do not have a deposit. Do not try to place large glass objects or sheets of glass in the containers. Moreover, for reasons of safety, these objects may not be placed next to the container.
- You can bring large glass objects and glass sheets to the waste collection station at Nudepark 77. Mirrors, pottery, window glass, light bulbs and crystal should not be placed in this container. This belongs with the residual waste.
- Household chemical waste includes objects and substances that are hazardous for people and the environment, such as batteries, old lamps, medicines, paint, solvents and motor oil. You can bring chemical waste to the waste collection station.
- Used batteries and light bulbs can be disposed of in the special boxes in supermarkets and other shops.
- Small household appliances, such as mixers, electric toothbrushes and irons can be taken to the waste collection station, Gamma or to the supplier of a new appliance of the same type. The supplier is obliged to accept the old appliance when you purchase a new one.
- Large electrical appliances can be returned to the supplier of a new appliance of the same type, or left at a repair facility if the repair is unsuccessful. You can also bring them to the waste collection station, or have them picked up by ACV once a month. The collection service works by appointment. Please call 0318-648160, press 4 for English or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can hand in your nappies free of charge at various nappy collection points in the municipality of Wageningen. This way, you do not have to dispose of them with the residual waste.
What and what not?
Only used nappies/incontinence materials with the wipes folded into them may be put in the nappy and incontinence containers. When disposing of nappies and incontinence materials, use a white or transparent plastic bag. Disposable gloves, flannels, colostomy bags, ointment pots and tubes should be disposed of with the residual waste.
Where can I find the nappy containers?
- Geertjesweg at nursery Pipeloi (near Aldi).
- Piet Bakkerstraat near Klokhuis nursery (Noordwest).
- Haverlanden 88 at the Beestenboel nursery.
- Pomona in the neighbourhood of Pomhorst (near PMD and glass container).
- Schaepmanstraat (Nudestrip, near the launderette) near other containers for glass, PMD and textiles.
- Nijlantsingel Kortenoord near the medical centre, next to other waste containers for glass and textiles.
- Campus near Prins Vleermuis nursery (Plantage 10).
- Voorburglaan Kortenoord near Marijkeweg.
- Waste collection station.
Plastic packaging, metal packaging and drink cartons
- Plastic bags
- Plastic bottles including milk bottles, detergent bottles, toiletry bottles and cleaning product bottles
- Plastic food trays including fruit or meat trays
- Food pots including yogurt and dessert pots
- Food tubs including fresh fruit and meat trays etc.
- Food and drink cans
- Metal bottle tops & jar lids
- Aluminium foil
- Drink cartons of milk, fruit juice, soup
- Gable-top cartons
- Medical waste
- Cookware such as pots and pans
- Electronic gear
- Paint tins
- Oil cans
- Wrappings for toxic, acid or aggressive products
- General rubbish
- Vegetables, fruits and potatoes
- Food leftovers
- Coffee filters and tea bags
- Egg scales
- Weeds, leaves and other waste from the garden
- Biodegradable plastics
- Plastic bags and plastic packaging
Paper and cardboard
- Egg boxes
- Envelopes (also with windows)
- Drink cartons
- Advertisement package plastics
- Plasticized paper and wallpaper
- Ring binder folders
- Tissues and toilet paper
- Dirty paper (coffee filters, pizza boxes, cake boxes, wet paper, etc.)
Do you no longer want advertising leaflets through your letterbox, so that you have less paper waste? With a no/no sticker or a no/yes sticker on your letterbox you will no longer receive unaddressed advertising and leaflets. You can collect this free letterbox sticker from the town hall.