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You live outside the built-up area or on the outskirts of the municipality of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam or Molenlanden, such as in the polder or on the dike, and you now have containers for gft, pmd, paper and residual waste. There will be changes around waste in the coming period. Together with the municipalities, we want to encourage and help residents to separate less waste and (even) better.


Nieuwe container voor restafval

Chipped container for your residual waste

You have a chipped 240-litre container for your residual waste. The chip has a unique number linked to your address. Special equipment in our trucks reads the chip every time it is emptied. Without the chip, we cannot empty your container. You can have your residual waste container emptied once every four weeks.

Naar de milieustraat met de milieupas

Environmental pass for access to environmental centres

In November 2023, we will send you an environmental pass. You will need this from 1 December 2023 to access all our waste disposal points. A small number of raw materials will be subject to a tariff 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, a collection fee will apply 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 collection levy. A part is fixed and a part is variable. This variable 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.
> Find out more about the recycling rate


Many residents have questions about the new waste and resources policy, waste separation and waste charges. This is understandable. That is why we post the answers to frequently asked questions on our website.

> Find answers to frequently asked questions