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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 Zaanstad: Paying the waste collection charge

You pay the waste disposal charges, because the municipality is obliged to collect household waste for the plot (home, mobile home, houseboat, caravan) that you are using.

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

No difference is made in the rates for a single or multi-person household. The rate is the same for every household. The costs in 2023 are € 347,83 .

This amount will be charged on the municipal tax assessment that you receive each year.

Apply for an exemption

You can ask the municipality whether you do not have to pay a part of the waste disposal charges. This is called kwijtschelding (apply for an exemption). Whether you are entitled to depends on your personal situation.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zaanstad

Last updated on 22 September 2022