Waste paper and cardboard

You can bring waste paper and cardboard to the sorting station or the recycling centre. You can also give it to volunteers who collect it door-to-door once a month. Make sure the paper and cardboard are small enough to fit in the paper container. By separating waste paper and cardboard, factories can make new paper and you will have less miscellaneous waste. So it is better for the environment and good for your wallet. Here you can read how to dispose of your waste paper and cardboard and what you may and may not put in the waste paper and cardboard container.

Home collection

The municipaliy collects waste paper and cardboard door-to-door once a month in cooperation with associations. You can see when this takes place in your street on the Milieu App or on the waste calendar. You can, of course, also take your waste paper and cardboard to a sorting station or recycling centre

Charges

Waste paper and cardboard are collected from you free of charge. You can also dispose of your waste paper and cardboard at the sorting station and recycling centre. 

Complaint or report

If you have a complaint about a paper container or if you have another question or comment, report it via the MijnGemeente app or contact us on 14 043.

  • The following may be put in the waste paper and cardboard container
    Gift wrapping paper, writing paper, drawing paper
    Paper or cardboard envelopes (also with window)
    Corrugated cardboard
    Cardboard egg cartons and egg trays
    Cardboard and paper packaging (e.g. empty boxes for chocolate sprinkles and dishwasher tablets)
    Newspapers
    Paper bags, carrier bags and sachets
    Paper shreds
    Printing and copying paper (also with staples)
    Advertising print and leaflets without plastic foil
    Magazines and books

     

    The following may not be put in the waste paper and cardboard container
    But where then?
    Baking paper Miscellaneous waste
    Wallpaper (paper and vinyl) Miscellaneous waste
    Freezer cartons (with plastic on the inside) PMD
    Drink cartons for dairy products and soft drinks PMD
    Envelopes with bubble wrap Miscellaneous waste
    Photographs Miscellaneous waste
    Plasticised paper / cardboard Miscellaneous waste
    Wet or dirty paper and cardboard (such as pizza boxes) Miscellaneous waste
    Binders and ring binders with metal clamp and/or plastic cover Miscellaneous waste
    Bread bags with plastic Miscellaneous waste
    Plastic (e.g. carrier bags, display folders or sleeves) PMD
    Polystyrene Miscellaneous waste
    Sanitary paper (tissues, nappies, toilet paper and kitchen roll) Miscellaneous waste
    Sandpaper Miscellaneous waste
    Vinyl Miscellaneous waste

    In the Milieu App you will find a handy, comprehensive waste separation guide. This yes/no list shows where each type of waste belongs.

    • Make boxes and cardboard small enough to fit in the paper container
    • Make sure the paper and cardboard are dry and clean, otherwise they belong with miscellaneous waste
  • In the Milieu App you can see when the waste paper and cardboard will be collected from your area. Place the paper and cardboard at the kerbside on a public through road on the day of collection. Present the paper and cardboard in a box, so that it cannot be blown away. You can also take your waste paper and cardboard to a sorting station or recycling centre yourself.

    If you use your own crate, please remember that our staff are not responsible for the loss or breakage of your crate. Make sure that your crate is not too big, so that it can be lifted easily.

  • All magazines can be disposed of in the waste paper container, except if they are plasticised. Plasticised paper is not easy to tear. Most magazines can be disposed of as waste paper. Sometimes only the cover is plasticised. It belongs with the miscellaneous waste.