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 Environmental App or on the waste calendar. You can, of course, also take your waste paper and cardboard to a sorting station or recycling centre.
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 Environmental 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 Environmental 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.