Waste containers

In Leiden city centre and the surrounding districts there are (underground) containers for household (residual) waste. The containers can be used at any time of the day.

Only residents who qualify for a container pass have access to the containers. A container pass is linked to two containers. If one container is full or broken, you can use the other container. It is possible to add a third location to the pass.

Have you lost your container card, is your card broken, or do you want to add an extra container to your card? Go to the page applying for a waste or container card and fill in the form.


The city map shows the locations of the underground waste containers in Leiden. This map is only available in Dutch. The translations below can help you use the map.

Containers voor restafval - Residual waste containers
Containers voor papier - Paper and cartboard containers
Containers voor textiel - Textiles and clothing containers
Containers voor glas - Glass containers
Milieustraat - Municipal recycling facility