Municipal recycling facility

As a resident of Leiden, you can hand in waste at the Municipal recycling facility. Make an appointment first if you come by car. Pedestrians and cyclists can go without an appointment.

Improve services

  • Until the end of the summer, Leiden is experimenting with the services on the Municipal recycling facility. In June we are experimenting with other appointment types and pedestrians and cyclists can go to the recycling center without an appointment.


  • Bring valid proof of identity (passport, ID card or driver's license).
  • You can turn in a maximum amount of 2.000 kilograms of waste a year.

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

Types of appointments

Pedestrians and cyclists without an appointment (experiment)

Are you coming on foot or by bicycle? Then you do not need to make an appointment in June.

Standard (approximately 15 minutes)

Choose the 15 minute appointment if you come by car, or if you come by van with only a few pieces of waste.

Extensive (approximately 30 minutes)

Choose this option if you come with a car with a trailer or a van (possibly with a trailer) with many different materials.

Make an appointment

TIP: Sort your waste by waste type before you take it away. This makes it a lot easier for yourself and others on the Municipal recycling facility.

You can go to the Municipal recycling facility with almost all types of waste:

You cannot go to the Municipal recycling facility with:

  • Asbestos. You can return this free of charge to Van Diemen in Leiden by appointment.
  • Reusable items and (working or broken) electrical appliances. Go to thrift store Het Warenhuis for this.
  • Sand, garden soil and soil. It is best to hire a private company for this.