Omrin collects your waste in the City of Leeuwarden. The municipality’s goal is to reduce the waste mountain and to work step by step towards a waste-free society. If you properly separate and reduce your waste, you ensure that there is less waste left to burn. The factory at Ecopark de Wierde helps Omrin by removing plastic, cans, diapers and drinking cartons from residual waste.
Go to the website of Omrin for more information about matters such as:
- uncollected waste
- extra or broken waste container
- waste collection calendar
- collection of items for recycling
- bulky waste or garden waste
- waste app
- environment pass
- recycling centre
As a company, you are responsible for disposing of your own waste. You will need to take out your own contract with a waste collection company.
Tips on separating waste
Plastic is allowed in the residual waste
Omrin has a factory that removes plastic packaging, cans and drink cartons from your residual waste. We call this subsequent separation.
We can easily recycle these materials. The amount of plastic that the factory removes from your waste is higher when separated than when you separate plastic, cans and drink cartons at home.
There is a deposit on small plastic drinking bottles and cans
You can hand this in at the store.
Help with extra waste
You will find more information on what schemes and help are available on the page Waste and Recycling.
Why separating waste is important
The whole of the Netherlands is working on the ‘From Waste to Raw Material’ programme. With this, the government wants to prevent much of our waste from being burned. Our residual waste is often still full of raw materials that we can reuse.
It is better for the environment when we reuse raw materials
This works better if we separate waste properly. This means, among other things, handing in vegetable, fruit and garden waste (organic waste) and food scraps separately. But also separate paper, cardboard, glass and textiles from residual waste. In this way, together we can ensure that the waste mountain in Leeuwarden becomes smaller.
At the same time, we keep the rising costs of incinerating residual waste as low as possible. And that in turn affects the waste tax that you pay as a resident.