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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 Gemert-Bakel: Paying the waste collection charge

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

You pay this waste levy in the municipality:

Fixed + variable rate

You pay a fixed rate and a variable rate.

Fixed rate

You pay a basic rate (standing charge) of € 190.50 per year for each house.

Variable rate

If you have your container (intended for other household waste) emptied, you also pay an additional amount each time:

Container contentsPrice
40 litres€ 4,20
80 litres€ 7,70
140 litres€ 11,50
240 litres€ 18,00

Offering plastic packaging, metal and beverage cartons (PMD) and fruit, vegetable and garden waste (GFT) is free of charge.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Gemert-Bakel

Last updated on 22 September 2022