Subject: your access card for the underground waste containers

Dear sir, madam,

From 2024 it’s necessary to use your access card for the underground waste containers in your neighbourhood. With your access card you can open the waste container for residual waste. In this letter you will read how to use the card and tips to help you separate your other waste.

No access card yet? Please contact Meerlanden public information via 0297 381 717 or

Bring your card when using the underground waste containers for residual waste
To dispose your residual waste, you need to bring your card. Place the card on the card reader (1). You will hear a click (2). You can now open the lid and dispose your waste (3). Waste disposal bags with a maximum of 30 liters will fit in the opening. Please make sure to close the lid after use (4). See the pictures with corresponding numbers below.

Attention! Do not make holes in the card. This damages the chip, which results in an unusable card.

Now separate your waste more easily with our various containers
We have also placed containers for organic and garden waste, paper waste, glass, textile and for plastic, drink cartons and cans in your neighbourhood. Meerlanden will make sure that your recyclable waste is reused in new products. You can find the location of all the different containers via Or in the Meerlandenapp on your mobile phone. You can recognize which type of waste goes in containers by the following corresponding stickers:

Take your waste that is too large to fit the containers to the waste station
Waste that’s to large to fit the containers is bulky waste. Examples are old furniture, oversized boxes, mirrors or mattrasses. Items such as these can be taken to the Meerlanden waste station for free. More information can be found at You can also ask Meerlanden to pick up your bulky waste. It is possible to have up to 2 cubic meters per year picked up for €32,50 per appointment. Go to the Meerlandenapp to make an appointment or call/mail Meerlanden Public Information.

Take your pass to go to the waste station
When you visit the waste station you need to bring your card. You can choose from two waste stations.

Waste stations
Industriegebied ’t Heen
Taanderstraat 1
2222 BG Katwijk
mo – fri: 10.00 – 16.30 h
sa: 9.00 – 15.00 h
To take with you: Access card

Meerlanden (Bedrijventerrein Gravendam)
Walserij 11
2211 SJ Noordwijkerhout
mo, we, fri: 8.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 16.00 h
sa: 9.00 – 13.00 h
To take with you: Access card & ID

Check the website or app for information about separating your waste
We understand that separating your waste sometimes might be difficult. To help you, you can find information online at, in the Meerlandenapp or by scanning the QR-code on the containers.

Please contact us if your card is broken, stolen or missing
You can get in touch with Meerlanden Public Information via 0297 381 717 or We can be reached from Monday till Friday 8.30 AM till 4.30 PM. Ordering a new card will cost you €18,20. Do you have questions about waste separation, or would you like to receive tips to do so better? Please send an e-mail to or get in contact with Meerlanden Public Information.

Kind regards,

Meerlanden Public Information