Paper, organic and non-recyclable waste

Non recyclable waste

Low-ris buildings

For low-rise buildings (single-family houses, row houses, duplex houses, free-standing houses), every household receives four wheelie bins for household waste:

  • Green bin with green or brown lid for food and garden waste (GFT)
  • Green bin with a grey lid for non-recyclable waste
  • Grey bin with PMD-sticker or green bin with a orange lid for Plastic and Metal packaging (cans) and Drink cartons (PMD)
  • Green bin with a blue lid for paper and cardboard

Household waste, PMD waste and paper is picked up on Wednesday mornings after 07:30 hours (once in three weeks). The food and garden waste container is picked up on alternate weeks. On Friday morning, you can place the green container on the indicated location on the street. Find out when your wheelie bin will be collected: First screen is in Dutch. After entering your post code and house number, it is possible to select English. 

You must place the container for that week at the indicated location before 07:30 hours. The container should be closed and should contain less than 75 kg of waste. No garbage bags, boxes or loose rubbish may be placed outside the containers. You must remove the emptied mini-container at end of the collection day. You are responsible for keeping your containers clean.

High-rise buildings

High-rise buildings have three shared containers on the ground floor of the block of flats or apartment complex. One container is for foode and garden waste (GFT), one is for non-recyclable waste (restafval) and one is for paper.

Organic waste

Organic waste (GFT) is collected in the green mini-container or a shared container on the ground floor of the block of flats. The mini-containers are emptied once every two weeks on Friday. The shared containers for blocks of flats and apartment complexes are emptied every week.


Organic waste is digested at Twence to generate renewable energy.

Yes/No organic waste


  • Vegetables, fruits and potatoes
  • Food leftovers
  • Coffee filters and tea bags
  • Egg scales
  • Weeds, leafs and other waste from the garden
  • Biodegradable plastics


  • Plastic bags and plastic packaging
  • Ashes
  • Sand
  • Hairs
  • Oil


Used paper

For low-rise buildings, used paper is collected in the green container with the blue lid. Paper is picked up on Wednesday once in three weeks. All residents living in a block of flats or an apartment complex can place their used paper in a shared paper container (silver with a blue lid), located on the ground floor of the block of flats or apartment complex. The collection of used paper is divided into nine districts with various collection dates. For more information on used paper collection you can phone the ACV on0318 - 648 160.


Yes/No used paper


  • Paper
  • 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.)
  • Photographs