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Many residents have questions about waste and resources policy, waste separation and waste charges. This is understandable. That is why you will find answers to frequently asked questions about bulky household waste here.

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By bulky waste we mean bulky household waste that is too big or too heavy for the residual waste container and that you can no longer have repaired, sell, give away or take to the recycling shop. Such as a worn out sofa, a broken chair and discarded table.

Since 1 January 2024, the municipalities of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam and Molenlanden have introduced tariffs for the collection and delivery service of bulky household waste. The introduction of fees for the collection and delivery service for bulky household waste does not apply to residents of Vijfheerenlanden. This municipality will decide later on the introduction of tariffs.

A charge for bulky household waste proves to be very good for reducing the amount of bulky waste to be incinerated.

Bulky waste that residents have collected from their homes is residual waste and is incinerated. A shame, as bulky household waste contains many valuable materials that can be reused. With a fee on this bulky waste collection service, the municipalities encourage residents to sort their bulky household waste, disassemble it at home and deliver it separately to the environmental centre. Less then needs to be incinerated and more raw materials can be recycled. In this way, we ensure more circular and sustainable waste management in the region.

The introduction of tariffs will also reduce commercial waste at the environmental centres. The current 'commercial vehicle rule' where vans with grey registration plates are stopped is not working adequately. With the introduction of tariffs, the financial advantage for contractors and landscapers to dispose of their commercial waste for free disappears. Businesses must provide and pay for the disposal of their commercial waste themselves. It is never intended that residents should pay for disposal of commercial waste.
Many residents have a contractor do their remodelling or garden renovation. The contractor then makes sure the waste is disposed of. The customer pays for this. If a resident does the work himself and takes the waste to the waste disposal site, the cost is not borne by him but by all residents. And that is not fair.

From 1 December 2023, you can use the environment pass to visit the environmental centres as often as you like. However, from 1 January 2024, the municipalities of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam and Molenlanden will introduce tariffs for a small number of types of waste and raw materials. These tariffs will be set annually. Per household, you can use the environment pass to bring one or more of these raw materials to the environmental street 3 times a year without having to pay separately. From the 4e visit applies a tariff. For which raw materials you have to pay separately, you can find out at Bulky waste delivery and home collection.

The introduction of tariffs for the collection and delivery service of bulky household waste does not apply to residents of Vijfheerenlanden. This municipality will decide on the introduction of tariffs later.

From 1 January 2024, tariffs will apply to a small number of types of waste and raw materials. These tariffs are set annually. Per household, you can bring one or more of these raw materials to the environmental street 3 times a year using the environmental pass without paying separately. A rate applies from the 4th visit onwards. These rates are set annually. You will find an overview of the types of waste and raw materials with the corresponding rates from 2024 at Bulky waste delivery and home collection.

The introduction of tariffs for the collection and delivery service of bulky household waste does not apply to residents of Vijfheerenlanden. This municipality will decide on the introduction of tariffs later.

You will not have to pay separately for most raw materials from 1 January 2024. You can bring these raw materials as often as you like. For a small number of types of waste and raw materials, a tariff applies. Per household, you can use your environmental pass to bring one or more of these types of waste and raw materials to the waste disposal site 3 times a year without having to pay separately. From the 4th visit a fee applies. These rates are set annually. Our staff estimate the quantities and contents as best they can. An overview of the types of waste and raw materials and the associated fees can be found at Bulky waste delivery and home collection.

The introduction of tariffs for the collection and delivery service of bulky household waste does not apply to residents of Vijfheerenlanden. This municipality will decide on the introduction of tariffs later.

From 1 January 2024, you will pay in advance with iDeal for each time you have your bulky waste collected from your home. You can have a maximum of 1 cubic metre (1 m3) collected per appointment. You pay €40.00 per cubic metre (1 m3). Make your bulky waste appointment.

The introduction of tariffs for the collection and delivery service of bulky household waste does not apply to residents of Vijfheerenlanden. This municipality will decide on the introduction of tariffs later.

Bulky waste that residents have collected from their homes is residual waste and is incinerated. A shame, because bulky household waste contains many valuable materials that can be reused. With a fee on the collection service for bulky waste, the municipalities encourage residents to take apart their bulky household waste and deliver it separately to the waste disposal site. Less then needs to be incinerated and more raw materials can be recycled. This is how we ensure more circular and sustainable waste management in the region.

With the introduction of the collection rate from 1 January 2024, we will collect your bulky household waste from your home within 10 working days. Previously, the waiting time could be as long as 2 months. This long waiting time was a problem for many small-housed residents. 

The introduction of tariffs for the collection and delivery service of bulky household waste does not apply to residents of Vijfheerenlanden. This municipality will decide on the introduction of tariffs later.