Municipal recycling facility

As a resident of Leiden, you can hand in bulky waste at the Municipal recycling facility. Make an appointment first if you come by car. Pedestrians and cyclists can go 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 Municipal recycling facility is for residents only. Waste generated by businesses is to be retrieved by a private waste retrieval company.

Types of appointments

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 with many different materials.

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

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

  • car tires
  • construction and demolition waste
  • fire extinguishers and batteries
  • glass and flat glass (fishbowls, mirrors and windows)
  • coarse green waste
  • large and small bulky household waste
  • household residual waste
  • KGA (Small Hazardous Waste)
  • copper, iron, aluminum, lead, bronze, stainless steel and other metals
  • plastic
  • mattresses
  • old paper
  • carpet and floor covering
  • textile

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.