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From 1 December 2023, you are welcome at our waste disposal points with an environmental pass. In 2024, as a resident of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam or Molenlanden, you can bring bulky garden waste, rubble, clean wood, impregnated wood, gypsum/cellular concrete, bitumen (roofing membrane) and bulky household waste 3 times a year free of charge to one of our waste recycling points. On the 4th visit, you will have to pay for this. You can continue to bring all other waste and raw materials free of charge. Do you live in Vijfheerenlanden an have you also need the environmental pass for access, but you do not have to pay separately for any type of waste or raw material. Vijfheerenlanden municipality will decide on the introduction of tariffs later. 

Conscious handling of waste and raw materials 

Most waste and raw materials can still be reused very well. Items that are still good can be given away, sold or taken to the circle bring. If it is broken, you can have it repaired at a workshop or repair café. You can also hand in your old or broken appliance or have it taken away by the supplier of your new appliance. 

You ensure less bulky waste by taking apart items, which consist of several materials, at home and handing them in separately at the recycling centre. For example, a broken hard plastic chair with metal legs. You can hand in many materials free of charge as long as you separate them at the waste disposal site. Always take your environmental pass with you. Because without an environmental pass, you will no longer be able to visit our waste disposal centres after 1 December 2023.  

Environmental pass for residents outside area too 

Because residents will no longer be able to visit our environmental centres without an environmental pass after 1 December 2023, we will also send 20 November 2023 an environmental pass to residents of the outlying area and on the outskirts of the municipalities of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Molenlanden and Vijfheerenlanden. 

The polluter pays 

Bulky waste is household waste that is too big or heavy for the residual waste container. Such as a broken chair and discarded table. Often, bulky waste is incinerated at high cost. As a result, many reusable raw materials are still lost. This is not only very expensive, but also bad for the environment. 

You can take bulky waste away yourself to the waste disposal site or have it collected from your home. From 1 January 2024, a tariff will apply for this. The municipalities of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam and Molenlanden are introducing these tariffs to keep the costs of waste disposal manageable and more fairly distributed. It ensures that the 'polluter pays'. So you only pay for your own bulky waste.  

With a tariff on bulky waste, the municipalities also want to encourage residents to take apart their bulky waste at home and hand it in separately at the waste disposal site. This way, raw materials can be reused. Better for the environment and your wallet.

More information can be found at 

Residents former municipality of Lingewaal

Residents of Asperen, Herwijnen, Heukelum, Spijk and Vuren will this week receive more information from Avri on how to use their Avri pass to visit Waardlanden's environmental street.