Garbage is collected on Wednesday and Saturday.

The official time to put your garbage outside is after 6:00 (6am) until the pick up.

However the police "usually allows" garbage to be put outside the night before after 23:00 (11pm).

At any other days/times you risk a fine of € 50 from the sanitation police.

Only use official garbage bags (not plastic bags)
Garbage bags must be closed
Please do not leave any garbage anywhere else


Glass, paper & plastics

Are collected in special containers thoughout the city.

Used batteries

Are collected in all supermarkets, just ask at the counter and they will direct you.

More recycling options

In Amsterdam it is normal practice to separate your household waste in order to utilise the growing array of recycling options and work towards greener environmental solutions

Click in the lick below for more detailed information.