Underground container

Some high-rise buildings have underground containers for household waste. As a new resident, you will automatically receive a milieupas (environment pass).

How does it work?

When you move to a flat or high-rise building, you automatically receive the milieupas. With it, you can make use of the underground waste containers in the area surrounding your flat. You can use regular garbage bags here, so don’t use the red-white garbage bags of the municipality.

You pay a fixed amount for waste charges, even if you do not make use of the container. In 2020, this is € 299.03. Besides that, you pay € 0.98 per use of the container. You will receive a bill for this periodically from the Belastingsamenwerking Gemeenten en Waterschappen (Tax Cooperation of Municipalities and District Water Boards). See www.bsgw.nl for more information.

Tip
Download the Milieu App. Under the header ‘Milieuperrons’ (recycling centers) you can also find the locations of every underground container. See which are close to you.

  • What does it cost?

    The milieupas is free.

    You pay a fixed amount for waste charges, even if you do not make use of the container. In 2020, this is € 299.03. Besides that, you pay € 0.98 per use of the container. You will receive a bill for this periodically from the Belastingsamenwerking Gemeenten en Waterschappen (Tax Cooperation of Municipalities and District Water Boards). See www.bsgw.nl for more information.

  • Did you lose your milieupas or never receive it?

    Did you lose your milieupas or did you not receive one? You can order a new milieupas. You will receive the new pass within 5 work days.

  • Legislation

  • Translated letter with instructions to use

    When you receive your milieupas, you get a letter with instructions. Read the translated letter.