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AVALEX: The new way of garbage collection

Geplaatst 21 dec. 2016 09:28 door Edward Verschoor   [ 30 dec. 2016 10:25 bijgewerkt ]

Avalex collects and processes for 6 municipalities in our region the garbage. It is owned by these  same municipalities. Avalex announced in an advertisement in De Wassenaarse Krant of 26th October a new way of separating  garbage to improve recycling and a change in the frequency of garbage collection. In a letter to all addresses dated 17 th November the matter was further explained.

The advertisement and the letter caused much concern by many inhabitants of Wassenaar, in particular about the decreased frequency of garbage collection, which led to letters from our neighbourhood association and  from the association of friends of Wassenaar  to the authorities. Subsequently discussions were held  with the responsible alderman. Furthermore, in two meetings of a committee of the municipal council and in a council meeting the concerns were voiced and addressed.

The current situation can be summarized as follows:

  • a small greencontainer may be changed for a large one, free of cost;

  • the greencontainer will be collected every week in Wassenaar-South and Rijksdorp in the time period April to December. Outside this period and in other neighbourhoods the  collection will be fortnightly. Starts probably in Q 1.

  • a second greencontainer can be obtained, free of cost.

  • the gray container will be collected fortnightly; Starts probably in Q 1.

  • the blue container will  be collected once in 4 weeks; Starts probably in Q 1.  At the time, the blue container was placed  in selected neighbourhoods. In the future all other addresses will receive a blue container, but one may inform Avalex that a blue container is not welcome.

  • the tariff for garbage collection will be lowered with €75 per year.

  • the new way of garbage collection, in which the gray container will get a different function (plastics, metals and drinkcontainers) will probably start in 2018 or later as it is dependant on the placement of underground containers for remnant garbage.

One may expect a new explanation letter from Avalaex.     

WFT 21.12.2016