As a student, you obviously have more important things to worry about than your waste. Because we understand that you prefer to have time for fun things, we briefly list the most important things you should know about the waste policy in the municipality of Enschede *.
In Enschede, every household pays a fixed basic amount and also for the number of times that you offer residual waste, so put the gray container on the street or take a garbage bag to the underground residual waste container. You can dispose of the remaining waste free of charge. Click here for all rates.
Tired of that old sofa?
Then take it to one of the three waste collection points in Enschede. Some types of waste are always free, but you can also bring 75 kilos of bulky waste to paid waste every year for free. You can also pick it up at home. Then you pay € 20 call-out costs and possibly the deposit rate. Is the sofa not yet worn out? Consider the thrift store or the giveaways on Facebook.
Please note: it is forbidden to place waste next to the (underground) container. This can result in a fine of € 95 (excluding administration costs).
You need an environmental pass to be able to use the waste collection point or an underground residual waste container. Every household has an environmental pass. It belongs to the house. Do you not have an environmental pass? Request this free of charge within three months after moving through the website or customer service of Twente Milieu. After these three months you pay € 10, – once.
Waste calendar app
Twente Milieu collects the waste. Do you want to know when the containers are being emptied from you? Then download the free app from Twente Milieu. In the app you see the waste calendar, you can find which waste belongs in which bin, you can see where all the collection containers are and you can make various reports. The app is available for smartphones and tablets with Android, iOS or Windows. Prefer a waste calendar on paper? Download it here and print it out.
Questions about waste?
* Please note: this information does not apply to the campus of the University of Twente. You can read more information about the waste collection on campus on the Veste website.