Household waste should be sorted by type and put into the correct designated containers. You can deposit your household waste in the designated containers for each type: glass, paper, plastic packaging and drinks cartons, textiles, and ‘residual waste’ (other). Any remaining waste that is not suited to these containers is considered ‘bulky waste’.
Organic kitchen and garden waste
Every household in a low-rise building is provided with a special container for kitchen (fruit and vegetable scraps) and garden waste.
Near apartments, there are collectors for organic and kitchen waste. You need a badge to use this collectors. You can apply for this badge to Meerlanden. Please mention your name and adress so they can sent the badge to your home.
Paper and cardboard
You can put these in the containers marked ‘papier’. They must be clean and dry. For example: greasy pizza boxes are not allowed in these containers and must be put in the residual waste containers instead.
Cardboard should be cut or folded so that it fits in the opening. You can also hand in bog boxes at the Recycleplein.
Glass goes in the containers marked ‘glas’. Only glass used for food and drinks packaging may be put into these containers. Bottles and jars do not have to be cleaned or fully emptied before disposal, and lids or caps may be left on.
Other types of glass, such as lead crystal, heat-resistant glass (ovenware), mirrors, drinking glasses, eyeglass lenses and light bulbs may not be put into the container marked ‘glas’. Instead, these types of glass should go in the container for residual waste, which is marked ‘restafval’. Plate glass (windows) should be taken to the Recycleplein.
Plastic packaging, cans and drinks cartons
Plastic used in food and drinks packaging goes in the containers marked ‘plastic’. These containers are usually marked by an orange stripe. Drinks cartons and cans may also be put into the containers for plastic. Plastic packaging may be put into the container loose or in a plastic refuse bag. Polystyrene and foam trays, disposable tableware and plastic toys may not be put into the plastic container. These types of plastics should go in the container for residual waste, which is marked ‘restafval’.
Textiles and shoes
Clothing and shoes can be put into the containers for textiles (kleding). Items put into the container must be clean and dry. Soft toys, hats, belts and bags are also permitted.
Bedding and pillows may not be put into the containers for textiles. They should be taken to a waste collection point or put out for collection with bulky waste.
Household waste that does not belong in any of the above containers should be put into the containers for ‘residual waste’, marked ‘restafval’. Some neighbourhoods collect household in a wheelie bin "rolcontainer". They are emptied on a regular schedule. Check the calendar (enter your postal code).
You can take your bulky waste to our Recycling station yourself. This is free of charge.
Adress: Landlust 2, 1111 HP Diemen
If you are unable to do this, make an appointment to have it collected for free.
Make a appointment online or call
Some items are still usable. You can bring them to a second-hand centre (Kringloopcentrum) or ask them to have it collected.
Rataplan Diemen, Weesperstraat 140, phone 088-82 82 782.