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Paying the waste collection charge

You must pay the waste collection charge (afvalstoffenheffing) for the collection and processing of your household waste. The waste collection charge is part of the municipal taxes (gemeentelijke belastingen) and is billed by your municipality.

Municipalities calculate the amount of the waste collection charge in different ways. Some municipalities calculate the amount of the waste collection charge based of the size of your household. The larger your household, the more you pay. Other municipalities calculate the charge based on the amount of waste collected.

The waste collection charge is included in the municipal tax bill. This is usually sent out in the first 2 weeks of February.

Apply for an exemption on paying municipal taxes

Are you unable to pay your municipal taxes? Then ask your municipality for an exemption. You can be granted an exemption from paying part of the taxes, or all of the taxes. The municipality decides for which taxes you can be exempt from paying. It also determines whether you are eligible for an exemption.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Waste charge

Please note. You only pay afvalstoffenheffing (waste disposal charges) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

In Arnhem, you pay a fixed rate based on the number of people in your household: 

  • single households: € 222,24
  • multi-person households: € 296,28

Waste charge by letter

You will receive a letter from the municipality stating the charge you must pay. The letter also tells you how to pay and before what date this must be done. 

Pay in time

Make sure you pay in time, otherwise you must pay a fine. 


Whether you are entitled to remission depends on your personal situation. Read more about remission requests.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Arnhem

Last updated on 22 September 2022