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You live in a low-rise house or ground-floor flat with a garden in the built-up area of the municipality of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam or Molenlanden and you have containers for PMD, paper and VGF waste at your house. You take residual waste to the underground collection container in your neighbourhood. The coming period will bring changes around waste. Together with the municipalities, we want to encourage and help residents to produce less waste and separate it (even) better.

Low-rise buildings without containers

You may also live in a low-rise house and still use the collection containers in your neighbourhood. Sometimes residents do not have space for 3 resource containers. For example, you probably live in the centre of Gorinchem, in Nieuwpoort or in a neighbourhood such as De Giessenburg and De Bilderhof.
> Consult the information for high-rise buildings

Restafval weggooien met de milieupas

Environmental pass for access to waste collection containers

The collection containers for residual waste are closed. You can open these residual waste collection containers using your environmental card.
> Find out more about the environmental pass

Naar de milieustraat met de milieupas

Environmental pass for access to environmental centres

From 1 December 2023, you will need the environmental pass to access all our waste disposal points. For a small number of commodities, a tariff will apply after three visits from 1 January 2024.
> Find out more about the delivery service for bulky waste

Ophaalservice grofvuil

Collection rate for bulky waste

From 1 January 2024, there will be a collection fee to have your bulky waste collected at home. You will then pay per collection appointment. Per appointment, you can collect a maximum of 2 cubic metres (2 m3) let collection. Once the collection rate is in place, we can collect your bulky household collect waste at home within 10 working days. Now the waiting time can be as long as two months. Your municipality sets the collection rate.
> Find out more about the bulky waste collection service

Recycletarief voor restafval

Recycling rate

From 1 January 2024, the municipalities of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam and Molenlanden will calculate waste charges in a new way. You will have an influence on the amount of part of your waste charges. A part is fixed and a part is variable. This varying part is called the recycling rate. Do you separate raw materials well and have little residual waste? Then your costs will be lower than if you have a lot of residual waste. Your municipality takes into account people with a lot of medical waste, litter pickers and people with insufficient income.
Find out more about the recycling rate


We can imagine that, like many other residents, you have questions about the new waste and resources policy, waste separation and waste charges. This is understandable. That is why we post answers to frequently asked questions on our website.

> Find answers to frequently asked questions