Nappies and incontinence products

Maastricht recycles nappies and incontinence products. You can dispose of both for free at a sorting station. You can find containers for nappies and incontinence products at about half of all sorting stations in the city, so there is always one near you. The containers are locked, so you must register first to use the container. Once you have registered, you'll be able to open the container using your milieupas (waste disposal pass).

Register

You can register for access to the containers for nappies and incontinence products. Grandparents, nannies an other carers can register too. We won't ask whether you want to dispose of either nappies or incontinence products when you register. Access expires after 4 years. You can then decide if you want to apply for access again. When you register, you can let us know if you want to get a reminder after 4 years. 

You milieupas is your access pass

We will activate your milieupas (waste disposal pass) within 5 working days once you have registered. You can then open the container with your milieupas. We use an access system on the containers to make sure only nappies and incontinence products go in the container. If any other items end up in it, the plant won't be able to recycle the waste. 

Use special (free) bags

Please don't simply throw the baby nappies and incontinence products into the container.  You must first put them in a special 25-litre bag; the recycling plant requires you to do so. You can get these bags for free at the points of sale for the red and white residuale waste bags. If you order incontinence pads from MediReva, you'll receive a free roll of bags with each order. 

  • In Maastricht, there are 27 container in total for nappies and incontinence products. That's about half of all sorting stations, so there is always one near you.

    Wijk Milieuperron
    Amby Severenplein
    Binnenstad Graanmarkt
    Borgharen Bovenstraat (kermisterrein)
    Boschpoort Pierre Kerstenstraat
    Brusselsepoort Artsenijstraat
    Brusselsepoort Edmond Jasparsstraat
    Daalhof Herculeshof (WKC Daalhof)
    De Heeg Harsteltborg (WKC Roserije)
    Dousberg Veldwezeltstraat
    Heer President Kennedyplein
    Heer Ellecuylgaard
    Heugem Oosterweertlaan
    Heugemerveld Bloemenweg
    Itteren Geneinde
    Jekerdal Mergelweg (near sports fields)
    Malberg Dukaatplein
    Malberg Vendelplein
    Mariaberg Makassarstraat
    Nazareth Meerssenerweg - Kasteel Hartelsteinstraat
    Pottenberg Terra Cottaplein (WKC Pottenberg)
    Randwyck Duboisdomein
    Sint Maartenspoort Louis Loyensstraat
    Villapark Hoge Kanaaldijk (Sint Pieter  MCC)
    Wittevrouwenveld Dr. Schaepmanstraat (Geusselt)
    Wolder Mgr. Vranckenplein
    Wyckerpoort Heerderweg - Heerderdwarsstraat
    Wyckerpoort Noormannensingel

     

  • Please put the nappies and incontinence pads in a special 25-litre bag first. You can dispose of the waste whenever you want at a sorting station of your choice. This is how it works:

    1. Hold your milieupas (waste disposal pass) in front of the reader on the container.
    2. You'll hear a clicking sound. The container is now unlocked. 
    3. Open the drum.
    4. Place the bag with nappies and incontinence pads into the drum. 
    5. Close the drum.
    6. The container will lock automatically.
  • Yes please No thanks
    Incontinence nappies Stoma waste
    Incontinence briefs Disposable gloves
    Incontinence liners Disposable washcloths
    Disposable nappies Mattress pads and bed protectors
    Disposable briefs Reusable incontinence underwear
    Baby wipes Plastic bags
    Scented nappy bags Moist toilet tissues
      Feminine hygiene products (sanitory towels, liners, tampons)
      Reusable, washable nappies
      Maternity sanitary towels
      Bags with dog poo

     

  • We'll collect the following data when you register:

    • Your milieupas number
    • Address details (so we can send you a confirmation and a brochure)
    • The dates and times you use the container

    We'll never have access too: 

    • Your medical records
    • The type of waste (nappies or incontinence products) you want to dispose of
  • You can re-register after 4 years. When you register, you can let us know if you want to get a reminder after 4 years. 

  • Please call 14 043. You can deregister if you no longer wish to use the container or if your personal circumstances change. 

  • We believe that everyone should be able to sort their waste. If you have reduced mobility, it might be harder or impossible for you to take nappies or incontinence pads to a sorting station. As a result, you might have more residual waste – which is more expensive to dispose of – if  no family members, friends, acquaintances or neighbours  can take your nappies or incontinence pads to a sorting station. That's why you may be eligible for compensation, for example in the form of airtight storage equipment and/or several free residual waste bags. 

    Visit the page Compensation for medical waste and incontinence waste to learn more.

  • Why is there only a separate bin for baby nappies and incontinence products at half of the environmental platforms?

    Not every household has nappies and/or incontinence waste. It would be expensive and unnecessary to place a special container at every sorting station. 

    Why do you use an access system for the containers?

    We use an access system on the containers to make sure only nappies and incontinence products go in the container. If any other items end up in it, the plant won't be able to recycle the waste. 

    Can grandparents, nannies and/other carers register too?

    Yes, grandparents, nannies and other carers can also register for access to the containers. We won't ask why or for which type of waste you are requesting access (nappies or incontinence products).

    I have completed my registration. Why is my milieupas (waste disposal pass) not working yet?

    We'll activate you municipal waste disposal pass within 5 working days. Please contact us by calling 14 043 if you still can't open the container after 5 days.

    I have lost my milieupas (waste disposal pass) or I've never received it. What can I do?

    If you have lost your municipal waste disposal pass or if you haven't received it, you can order a new pass. You'll receive the new pass within 5 working days.

    Why can't I use my own waste bags and do I have to get special bags?

    The recycling plant requires you to use special bags so that their staff can see if there is no other waste in the bags. You may not dispose of nappies and incontinence products in any other way if you decide to use the container at a sorting station. You can get the special (free) 25-litre bags for free wherever you can get residual waste bags. If you are a MediReva customer, you'll automatically receive a roll of bags with your order of incontinence products. 

    What happens to the sorted nappies and incontinence products? What are they used for?

    We recycle all the waste that we collect separately. A special plant in the Netherlands uses nappies and incontinence pads to make plastic, compost and biogas.

    Why does access expire after 4 years?

    Personal circumstances may change. Perhaps you no longer need to use the container after some time. For example, because your child no longer wears nappies. If necessary, you can then re-register. You can let us know when you register if you want to get a reminder after 4 years.

    Why aren't nappies and incontinence pads collected at home?

    We held a waste trial in 3 districts in Maastricht in 2017. Bringing the waste to a sorting station was found to be the best and most desirable collection method. 

    Can I use the container for nappies and incontinence products at any sorting station?

    Yes, you can use the container at any sorting station. You don't necessarily have to dispose of your nappies or incontinence products at your nearest sorting station.