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Since last summer, we have been installing new GFT collection containers at high-rise buildings. In this way, even residents of flats, flats and upstairs flats will soon be able to separate vegetable, fruit and garden waste and food waste (VGF). We have started putting stickers on these new containers. First in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, then to Gorinchem and Vijfheerenlanden. And finally Molenlanden.

What is allowed in the GFT?

Separating GFT is not always easy, because what goes where? The sticker on the new container explains with symbols what belongs to the GFT is allowed. Are you unsure whether something belongs in VGF waste or not? Then simply scan the QR code on the sticker for more separation tips. Or go to

Why is separating GFT important?

If you GFT separated from residual waste, it is recycled into, for example, compost and biogas (green gas). Compost is a soil improver in the garden or on the land. Green gas is an alternative to natural gas. GFT put in the residual waste is burnt with the residual waste and not recycled. This GFT is lost forever.

When can the new GFT container be used?

You will receive an environmental pass in 2023 to access the containers. Until then, the GFT collection containers will remain closed.


Placing GFT collection containers at high-rise buildings is part of the introduction of the new waste and resources policy. We can imagine that, like many other residents, you have questions about the changes around waste collection. That is understandable. That is why you will find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on our website.

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