You pay waste substances levy for the costs incurred by your municipality and Waardlanden to collect and process household waste and raw materials. The waste collection levy is a charge levied by your municipality.

Together with your municipality, we do our utmost to keep collection and disposal costs manageable. Nevertheless, costs are rising. Reasons for this are:

  • Rates for residual waste disposal and central government taxes to burn residual waste continue to rise.
  • Inflation and rising fuel costs, among others, are increasing the cost of collection and processing.
  • GFT, pmd, glass and paper contain more and more pollution. It costs more and more to remove this pollution in order to (well) recycle these streams.

As a resident, there is little you can do about rising taxes and inflation. But you can separate your waste properly and cleanly. Gft without plastic, pmd without residual waste, clean and dry paper, clean textiles: your efforts are indispensable!

> Find out why separating waste and resources is important

Introduction of recycling tariff

From 1 January 2024, the municipalities of Gorinchem, Hardinxveld-Giessendam and Molenlanden will calculate the waste disposal charges in a new way. You will have an influence on the amount of part of the waste disposal charges. A part is fixed and a part is variable. This variable part is called the recycling rate. Do you separate raw materials well and have little residual waste? Then your costs will be lower than if you have a lot of residual waste. More information and answers to frequently asked questions on the recycling tariff can be found at

Residents of Vijfheerenlanden municipality will not be affected by part of the waste collection fee. This municipality will not calculate waste charges in a new way from 1 January 2024, but will decide later on the introduction of the recycling tariff. 

Tariffs 2024

Your municipality sets the amount of the waste collection charge, i.e. the fixed rate and the recycling rate. So for more information on the amount of waste collection charges, please contact your municipality. Once the rates are known, municipalities will also publish them on the municipal website: