Sometimes people leave rubbish in places where it doesn't belong. This is called littering. It makes for dirty streets and attracts vermin. Cleaning up litter is expensive. This page tells you how to report litter, and what you can do to help fight litter.

Fighting litter together

We at the gemeente (municipality) try to prevent litter. Together with the Centrum voor Natuur- en Milieueducatie Maastricht en regio (CNME) we have launched the #PickItUp campaign. Are you tired of litter? Or would you like to help fight litter? Visit to learn more.

Complaint or report

If you want to report litter or if you have another question or comment, please let us know via the MijnGemeente app or call us on 14 043.

    • Prevent litter: bring your own shopping bag and use refillable bottles and cups for drinks.
    • Throw your rubbish in public bins. Chewing gum, cigarette butts or handkerchiefs also belong in the bin. Waste items such as bottles can also be taken home. If you take your waste home, please sort it, so we can recycle it for you. The Dutch government introduced a deposit on small plastic bottles on 1 July 2021. You can hand in your small plastic bottles at any supermarket.
    • Take litter home with you if the bin or container is full.