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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 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 the following waste collection charge in the municipality:

Fixed + variable rate

You pay a fixed rate and a variable rate.

Fixed rate

You pay a fixed rate is € 249.

Variable rate

You also pay a variable rate. This amount depends on the number of times you throw away waste or have it collected. The more often you dispose of waste, the higher the variable rate.

  • € 8.00 each time the large wheelie bin (240 L) is collected.
  • € 5.50 each time the small wheelie bin (140 L) is collected. 
  • € 1,50 each time you dispose of your waste in the underground container.

If you want to know all the rates, check out the verordening Reinigingsheffingen 2023

Waste collection charge letter

You will receive a letter Belastingsamenwerking Rivierenland (BSR) telling you how much waste levy you have to pay. The letter also states how you must pay. And before which date you must do so.

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 an exemption via:

  • online: MyBSR
  • or by calling +31 344 704 704.

For more information, contact the municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Wijk bij Duurstede

Last updated on 22 September 2022