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The survey results provide insight into residents' wishes, motives and perceptions around the topic of waste/resources and collection.

Separating waste (very) well at home


Dispose of bulky household waste yourself

76% (73% satisfied)

Bulky household waste home collection

15% (56% satisfied)

Awareness that bulky household waste does not reach collection containers 
may be placed in the neighbourhood


Satisfied with the provision of information


Information needs:

  • Waste separation results
  • What happens to raw material flows
  • Separation rules




Overall report grade for services provided by Waardlanden


Respondents experience the most obstacles in separating vegetable, fruit and garden waste and food waste (VGF), due to perceived odour and pests. When separating plastic packaging, metal and drink cartons (pmd), people often indicate that the separation rules are unclear.

In particular, residents mention combating waste dumping as an important issue for the new policy to be developed. Other suggestions made include stimulating waste prevention and waste separation. Also mentioned are, for instance, providing good explanations as to why which costs are incurred and about source-separation versus post-separation.

The survey results are helpful in understanding residents' wishes, motives and perceptions of waste and raw materials collection. The survey is part of the preparations for the development of new policies aimed at more and better separation of reusable waste (raw materials) and reducing the amount of residual waste. Involving residents is an important aspect of the development process.

Residents can continue to have their say

Residents of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Molenlanden and Vijfheerenlanden can continue to indicate wishes and ideas about 'more raw materials, less residual waste'. This can be done via the e-mail address

View the survey results report here.