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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.

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 waste collection charges when you use a property. With the proceeds, the municipality pays for facilities. These include the collection of household waste, VGF waste, waste paper, Small Chemical Waste, incineration of waste, use of the environmental stations. 


There are different rates for waste disposal charges. 


We reduce the waste disposal charges if you move house or go from a multiple-person to a single-person household. We also reduce the assessment in the event of death. You do not have to apply for this. 


You usually receive the assessment at the end of February. There are several ways to pay the assessment.  


If your income and assets are low, you may not have to pay the assessment.  

Further information

For rates, payment, objection, how to pay the assessment and/or a possible waiver, please contact the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch via telephone number +31 73 - 615 51 55 or send an e-mail via the digital contact form.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch

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5211HH 's-Hertogenbosch

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Last updated on 22 September 2022