Municipal recycling facility

Municipal recycling facility closed December 15 at 2.30 pm

On Thursday 15 December, the Milieustraat will close at 2.30 pm. The employees of the Milieustraat then celebrate Christmas together with their colleagues. The Milieustraat will be open again on Friday at 8 a.m.

At the municipal recycling facility (Milieustraat), located at the J.C. De Rijpstraat 11, residents of Leiden can turn in waste without an appointment. If you are delivering waste you are required to supply a form of ID.


  • You can identify yourself as a resident of Leiden.
  • You can turn in a maximum amount of 2.000 kilograms of waste a year.

Use of the the municipal waste facility is for residents only. Waste generated by businesses is to be retrieved by a private waste retrieval company.

Electrical appliances

Do you have broken electrical or electronic equipment? You can have them picked up or returned for free.

For example at the recycling company Het Warenhuis. You can also return them to the electronics store where you buy a new device. You can also store small appliances at Kinderboerderij de Merenwijk in the Wecycle bin.

Turning in waste

The municipal recycling facility processes almost any type of waste. For delivery instructions for specific types of waste, see below.