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Waste recycling centres

Locations and opening hours

At the city’s waste recycling centres you can deliver all waste materials that do not go in the waste containers at home. At the recycling centres there are different containers for plastics, wood, metal, garden waste etc. You will be assisted to deposit your waste in the right container.

Accepted at the waste recycling centres

If the waste you want to bring to the waste recycling centres is not in the list below, ask our employees at recycling centre for advice or call 14 036.

  • Accu (note: your battery supplier must collect your old battery)
  • Asbestos (asbestos only in Almere Buiten and Haven)
  • Batteries
  • Bilge water (from boats)
  • Car tires (max. 4 tires at a time)
  • Construction and demolition waste (return sorted! Such as wood, rubble, roof tiles, aerated concrete, plaster, cardboard, plastic, metals, insulation material)
  • Drywall or blocks
  • Electrical and electronic appliances (all appliances with a plug or battery, such as monitors, televisions, computers, printers, refrigerators and freezers, tablets and mobile phones)
  • Fire extinguisher cartridges
  • Floor covering (such as laminate, carpet, PVC, linoleum)
  • Gas bottles (see also: what is not allowed)
  • Glass (jars and bottles and flat glass, such as windows and mirrors)
  • Hypodermic needles and medicine residues 
  • Incandescent lamps for residual waste
  • Lamps (energy-efficient lamps, energy-saving lamps, fluorescent lamps.
  • Latex
  • Laughing gas bottles and cylinders
  • Mattresses
  • Metal
  • Refrigeration and freezing equipment (your supplier must collect your old equipment)
  • Oil and fat (such as frying fat and frying oil)
  • Paint residues (such as paint cans, rollers, brushes, chipped paint)
  • Pallets (only from private individuals, not from companies)
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastic (hard plastics and plastics from packaging, including cans and drink cartons)
  • Plumbing
  • Pruning waste and garden waste, tree stumps
  • Roofing felt and bitumen up to 3 m2 are accepted at the waste recycling centre in Almere Buiten. Do you want to dispose a bigger amount? For a fee you can hand it in at Cirwinn (Pontonweg 10, Almere Buiten).
  • Solar panels
  • Styrofoam
  • Stones (such as garden tiles, bricks, flagstones, boulders and gravel – no roof gravel)
  • Soil (not polluted)
  • Small toxic waste
  • Tree stumps
  • Textiles (clothing, shoes, stuffed animals, rags, blankets)
  • Wood (unpainted and untreated; painted, bonded, veneered, chipboard and garden wood)

Not accepted at the waste recycling centres

  • Car parts, LPG oil or petrol tank, cars, trailers and boats (return to recognized dismantling company)
  • Vegetable and fruit waste and food leftovers (in the organic waste container)
  • Cadavers
  • Unsorted household waste (residual waste bags are not collected, hand in at the waste container)

For a fee you can hand in the following to Cirwinn (Pontonweg 10, Almere Buiten):

  • Commercial waste
  • Roof gravel
  • Unsorted construction and demolition materials
  • Contaminated soil (e.g. by pesticides, heavy metals, cyanides, PAHs and aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons)
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