The Hague


Territory type: City
Population: 553306

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Organisation/Company: Municipality of The Hague
Type of organisation: Public authority
Link to website: https://www.denhaag.nl/en.htm
The Hague is a municipality consisting of more than 70% stacked buildings and highrise buildings. These are places where it is commonly difficult to collect biowaste seperately. Currently, the city only collects biowaste seperate in lowrise neighbourhoods where gardens are prevalent. Nonetheless, we have the ambition to considerably expand our seperation rates of biowaste. As such, we’re focusing on: 1) Developing new collection systems for stacked buildings and highrise buildings (currently testing a cooling container which keeps the biowaste ’fresh’ and thus prevents it from rotting and smelling in summer); 2) Currently testing several ’biococons’ (public container for the collection of biowaste) and converting plastic containers to biowaste containers throughout the city. The number of biococons will be expanded in the near future as part of EU policy to provide every citizen the possibility to seperate their biowaste; 3) Participating in a project together with the university of Delft to develop a new collection system within: the household, buildings under transformation, and buildings which have yet to be realized); 4) Looking for new ways to process our collected biowaste on a higher level within the waste hierarchy. Currently, we only produce compost and biogas out of our biowaste. So we’re looking for ways to scale-up operations within the city (or the region) with a focus on upcycling.
Density (hab/km²)
Selective collection available for food waste
Selective collection available for garden waste
Are there any incentives for citizens to participate in biowaste collection and/or prevention
Quantity of household water use supply per capita per year
46-41 m3/capita
Total OFMSW produced per capita
124-100 kg/capita
Recycle / re-use rate of sludge
Share of recycled biowaste
Innovative bioproducts generated from organic materials
Share of households serviced by biowaste collection
Share of biowaste separately collected
% of improper materials materials in selectively collected biowaste