Information about the upcoming change to the collection of your residual waste

We would like to inform you about the upcoming change to the collection of your residual waste (grey dustbin). From the 4th of September onwards residual household waste will be collected every two weeks instead of the current four weeks.

You can still separate a large part of your residual waste (grey bin)

The municipality of Waalre aims for a maximum of 100 kilos of residual waste per person per year. Currently the amount of residual household waste is still 152 kilos per person per year. The city council approved a change in the way waste is collected. With this collection system you pay a fixed basic amount for waste collection. In addition you are charged for each time your grey container is emptied by the waste collection truck. By separating your residual waste better, you pay less. And you also contribute to a better environment. This method of paying for emptying the grey bin is used by many Dutch municipalities. It results in less residual household waste.

Would you like a different grey bin size?

From the 4th of September onwards the waste collection truck collects the grey bin every two weeks. You decide when your grey bin is emptied. This can also be once every four, six or eight weeks. We would like to know if a different size bin suits you better. You can choose a smaller or larger grey bin free of charge. What are your options:

Are you satisfied with your current grey bin?

No action is required.

Do you want a different size grey bin?

From the 4th of September till november you can choose a different size of your grey bin.

Container sizes

If you have a ‘large’ grey bin of 240 litres you can choose a smaller model (140 litres). If your current bin is a ‘small’ version of 140 litres you can choose a larger one (240 litres).

Sizes and dimensions:

  • A ‘small’ grey container holds 140 litres of waste (dimensions approximately 48 x 55 x 103 cm).
  • A ‘large’ grey container holds 240 litres of waste (dimensions approximately 58 x 74 x 108 cm).


The costs for emptying a ‘small’ 140 litres container are € 8.75. The costs for a ‘large’ 240 litres container are €15,- . The costs per litre residual waste are equal for both container sizes. A large bin contains more waste and is emptied less frequently than a small container.

Additional grey bin

From the 4th of September onwards only one residual container (grey bin) per household will be emptied. If you have two or more grey containers, please report this by the DVL helpdesk on 085-1063501 (on working days between 08:30 and 17:00).

Changes in the household waste collection days

From September 4th 2023 onwards, the collection days of waste changes in Waalre. In July you received a letter about this upcoming change including your personal waste calendar schedule for the last months of 2023. With the waste calendar schedule you can see when different types of waste is collected in your neighbourhood.

How to separate waste correctly?

Attached to the letter you can also find the waste separation guide. Here you can read about different types of waste and in which category specific waste belongs. This information can also be found online in the waste app and -calendar:
In the waste app, you can see when and what kind of waste is collected in your neighbourhood, and you can automatically receive a notification when the waste is collected.

Need help?

If you have any further questions contact DVL Milieuservice. This company helps the municipality of Waalre with the exchange of containers and other operational activities for the upcoming changes in the waste collection. Please contact the helpdesk of DVL Milieuservice on working days between 8.30 and 17.00 by calling 085-1063501.