Uitvoeringsorganisatie Waardlanden is not a commercial company, but a partnership of the municipalities of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Molenlanden and Vijfheerenlanden. This so-called joint arrangement handles waste collection for and on behalf of the four municipalities. 

The tasks of waste collection and processing have been formally transferred to Waardlanden. Waardlanden performs these tasks based on the adopted waste ordinances and municipal policies of the participating municipalities. The board of Waardlanden is formed by an alderman from each of the four municipalities: Alderman Mark de Boer, Alderman Ton van Maanen, Alderman Arco Bikker (chairman) and Alderman Jan Nederveen.

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Operating organisation

The Joint Arrangements Act (Wgr) is the main basis for cooperation between municipalities, provinces and water boards. The business management organisation is a light form of cooperation with a single board. In it, the board takes charge of the day-to-day business operations, under the supervision of the municipalities. The operational organisation can only be set up by so-called collegiate regulations. This automatically limits the cooperation to implementation or operational management, the legal responsibilities of that college.

Regulations and statutes



Complaints and reports

If you are not satisfied with our service, do you have a complaint? If so, you can submit a complaint in writing or by e-mail. You can send it to:

Attn: Complaints coordinator
PO Box 555
4200 AN Gorinchem

Please note that telephone and/or verbal complaints and complaints via social media cannot be handled by us.

You can read and download the complaints and notifications procedure below: