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In 2024, the time will come. Then the municipalities of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam and Molenlanden will switch to the recycling tariff. This year, we will help residents get started with advice and tips to make separating waste in 2024 even better and easier.

By 2050, there should be no more residual waste. All waste must then become raw materials again. This was agreed in the Paris Climate Agreement. This should counteract the depletion of raw materials on earth. Incinerating residual waste also causes CO2 emissions and this, too, must be reduced to zero by 2050. 2050 seems a long way off, but by 2030 the amount of residual waste should already be reduced by half. That is why Waardlanden will start the so-called recycling tariff in 2024. Waste is separated by:

  • Waste paper and cardboard (opk)
  • Plastic packaging, metal packaging and drink cartons (pmd)
  • Vegetable, fruit, garden and food waste (VGF)
  • Residual household waste
  • Bulky residual waste to be taken to the waste disposal site

Waste tax

Now, every household still pays one fixed amount for waste collection. From 1 January 2024, municipalities will calculate waste charges in a new way. Part is fixed and part is variable. This varying part is called the recycling rate. You pay this rate every time you have your residual waste container emptied or throw a rubbish bag in the collection container for residual waste. Municipalities take into account people with a lot of medical waste, litter pickers and people with insufficient income.

The recycling tariff will not apply to residents of Vijfheerenlanden. This municipality will decide on the recycling tariff after an evaluation on the effects of the other changes.
Households again receive the fixed waste levy assessment at the beginning of the year. The variable part is charged afterwards.

Separating waste even better

We will use this year to familiarise residents with separating waste even better, telling them which container which waste belongs in, making it clear how the waste charges will work and, above all, how residents can influence the costs by separating their waste even better. During 2023, there will also be a charge for the collection and delivery service for bulky residual waste.

Staying up-to-date

In short: a lot is going to happen. On our the website, social media and with other forms of communication, we will work with residents to ensure the best results together.