The new way of seperating waste
Did you know that we still throw away 200 kilos of residual waste per person a year in Haarlemmermeer? This waste contains many valuable raw materials, which can be used for new products. That is why we work towards the national goal of 30 kilos of residual waste per person a year in 2025.
We hope to achieve this goal with a new way of waste separation. This plan will be introduced in phases. When it is your turn, you will receive a letter with additional information. On this page you will find translated letters.
Changes for households with waste containers
Do you have your own waste containers? Then you will get a waste container for plastic, drink cartons and cans. You will keep your current waste container for organic (vegetable, fruit, food residues) and garden waste. If you separate your organic and garden waste, glass, paper and plastic, drink cartons and cans the right way, you will have very little residual waste left. That is why your waste container for residual waste will be replaced by a smaller one. You can still bring your glass and paper waste to underground waste containers in your neighbourhood.
There are situations where fitting solutions are required. Therefore, you can receive a larger waste container of 240 liters. Depending on your situation this will cost you €282 or €382 per year. Additional information about larger containers and fitting solutions can be found in Dutch here.
Changes for flats and apartments
Do you currently use big containers that are indoor or outside above ground? Then an underground waste container for organic (vegetable, fruit, food residues) and garden waste will be installed at approximately 50 meters from the entrance of your building. Underground waste containers for residual waste, paper, and for plastic, drink cartons and cans will be located at approximately 100 meters. Once the underground waste containers for residual waste are in use, you will receive your access pass in the mail. The other underground waste containers are accessible without a pass.