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How the waste collection levy works

You will receive a local tax assessment from us if you use a ‘property’. A property is a ‘home’ or a ‘non-residential property’ (e.g. a business, shop, office, garage box or piece of land). The assessment states whether you have to pay for a ‘home’ and/or ‘non-residential property’.


You pay the waste collection levy if you use a property. It makes no difference if you are the owner or tenant. For a home, you pay a fixed amount each year for rubbish collection and disposal. You also pay the levy if you do not deposit any waste or have it collected.

‘Non-residential property’

You do not pay the waste collection levy as a user of a non-residential property,. However, you must make sure that the commercial waste is collected.

Charge for one or more persons

The amount of the waste collection levy depends on the number of people living in your home. If you live alone, you pay the single person’s charge. If several people live in your home, you pay the multiple occupants charge.

How much residual waste have you deposited?

Download the Omrin Waste app or go to The Digital Tax Office. Here you will seen how often and how much waste you have deposited.

Is the weight shown in the waste app incorrect?

If so, contact Omrin.


Calculate the waste collection levy

Use the calculator to quickly work out your waste collection levy.

Fixed charge for waste collection levy (residual waste rate) 

  • Single person’s household: € 191.22.
  • Multiple person household: € 286.83.
  • Holiday home: € 143.41.
  • An extra green container (organic waste) is free of charge.

Variable part of the waste collection charge (residual waste charge)

  • Amount per kilogram in the Sortibak container (grey container): € 0.09 per kilo.
  • Having your own Sortibak (grey container) emptied: € 1.00 each time.
  • Bag in underground residual waste container: € 0.73 each time.

Take away your bulky waste

You can take your bulky waste, building waste or demolition waste to the Milieustraat (recycling centre). This is always free of charge if you deliver the waste separated by type of material.

Can’t separate the waste? Then you can bring it twice free of charge. The following rates are charged after the second time (you pay this charge at the Milieustraat):

  • To deposit unsorted bulky waste, unsorted construction and demolition waste, roofing leather, plasterboard and plaster blocks, wood and rubble, you pay:
    • Car boot € 6.00.
    • Small trailer € 15.00.
    • Medium trailer € 25.00.
    • Large trailer € 40.00.
  • Charges for other waste streams:
    • Car tyre (passenger car) with hub € 5.00.
    • Car tyre without hub, free of charge.
    • Motorbike tyre with or without hub € 5.00.
    • Large battery € 5.00.
    • All bagged waste € 2.00 per bag.

Borrow a cargo bike or trailer?

Easily take your waste to the Milieustraat? Book a cargo bike or trailer at Omrin via 0900 -210 0 215.

Have your bulky waste collected

Omrin collects the bulky waste from your location. This is free of charge twice a year (maximum 1 cubic metre). After that you are charged € 62.00 for 1 cubic metre.

How do you pay?

There are three ways of paying the levy:

  • You authorise the local authority with a direct debit mandate.
  • You apply for a payment schedule.
  • You transfer the amount of the tax assessment to us:
    • Account number: NL10BNGH0285100343
    • In the name of: Gemeente Leeuwarden
    • Description: tax assessment number and subject number.

Paying from abroad

When paying from abroad, use our BIC: BNGHNL2G. Place the tax assessment and subject number in the description. Please note that a payment from abroad may take longer.

Not in agreement with the waste levy assessment

You can object via the Digital Tax Office. You cannot object to the amount of the charge.

Help with extra waste

You will find more information on what schemes and help are available on the page Waste and Recycling.

Laws and regulations

  • Environmental Management Act
  • Leeuwarden Waste Levy Regulation

You can view the laws and regulations of the City of Leeuwarden via the national facility Overheid.nl.