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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.

Municipality of Dordrecht: Paying the waste collection charge

You pay a waste levy every year. This way you contribute to the costs of collecting and processing your household waste. You will usually receive an assessment at the end of February via or by post. You can also view your assessment online at the Digital Tax Desk.

  • if you move to another municipality, you will pay waste collection charges to the municipality of Dordrecht up to and including the month in which you move. You will be refunded the overpaid money
  • companies and shops do not pay a waste levy. They themselves enter into a contract with a waste collection company. Companies that do not do so pay cleaning fees to the municipality

Fixed rate

You pay a fixed rate based on single-person households or multi-person households.

Waste collection charge letter

The municipality will send you a letter stating how much you have to pay for waste disposal. It will also state how and by what date you must pay.

Pay on time

Make sure that you pay on time. Otherwise you will have to pay a fine.


You can ask the municipality whether you are entitled to an exemption for paying part of the charge. That expemtion is referred to as kwijtschelding. Whether you are entitled to an exemption depends on your personal situation. You can apply for a remission via the Digital Tax Desk

For more information visit our website.

You can submit a digital objection within 6 weeks of the date. You will find this date on the assessment. For more information visit our website.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Dordrecht

Last updated on 22 September 2022