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Office of Waste Management and Municipal Cleansing
(Amt für Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung)
Hardtstraße 2
69124 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 58-29999
Fax 06221 58-29900

Waste bins in Heidelberg.

Heidelberg's waste collection calendar

New waste collection dates from 1 January 2022 on

The City of Heidelberg's waste collection has adjusted its itinerary. For about ten per cent of properties, the pick-up days or weeks for the skips will therefore change from 1 January 2022 on. 

Information about the new waste collection days:

  • Waste collection calendar 2022: The pick-up days are listed in the waste collection calendar 2022. Printed forms will be available at the citizens' offices - for all those households that do not have Internet access. The waste collection calendar is available below as a pdf for printing.  
  • Online waste collection calendar: Additionally it offers an overview over the dates for the individual streets. This overview can be printed and moreover it has a remind-me function.
  • Application "mein Heidelberg": The application offers an online waste collection calendar for your mobile phone.

All dates at a glance

Waste collection calendars to download

Pick-up dates online

If you are just looking for the collection dates for your own street, you can find these in the online waste collection calendarwhich gives details of collection dates for residual waste, biowaste, paper and cardboard, and the yellow bag/yellow bin, listed by street name and number. The individual tabulation can be printed.

You can also set up reminders for pick-up dates and the possibility of downloading the calendar to your own computer. 

Users of mobile phones can also install the municipal application "mein Heidelberg". Besides many other functions, it is possible to see and set up reminders for pick-up dates. The application can be downloaded for free on mobile phones with the operating systems Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store).

Postponement of waste collection in 2022

If pick-up dates fall onto public holidays, the waste collection will not run regularly. 

Instead the pick-up dates for the waste collection will be moved to the next business day. This also affects the following pick-up dates which all will be moved one business day from the original dates.

On these holidays the waste collection does not run regularly:

  • Eastern (Good Friday, 15  April until Easter Monday, 18 April 2022)
  • Ascension Day (Thursday, 6 May 2022)
  • Pentecost (Monday, 6 June 2022)
  • Corpus Christi (Thursday, 16 June 2022)
  • German Unification Day (Monday, 3 October)
  • All Saints' Day (Tuesday, 1 November)

The adjusted pick-up dates can be found in a summary or in the online waste collection calendar

Heidelberg's recycling centres will be closed on the following days

  • Easter (Saturday, 16 April)
  • Christmas Eve (Saturday, 24 December)
  • Silvester (Saturday, 31 December)

Discount weeks of the "Kurpfälzer Soil" in March and April 2022

Discount weeks from Saturday, 19 March until Thursday, 14 April 2022.

Heidelberg's compost will be processed further to flower and potting compost. For this the City cooperates with the company "Humus und Erden Kontor GmbH".

To get to know the Palatinate's Soil (Kurpfälzer Erden), the City of Heidelberg offers from Saturday, 19 March until Thursday, 14 April 2022 10 per cent discount on the new bagged cargo of the Soil. Premium flower compost, compost for plant on balconies and in pots, premium potting compost as well as premium mulch. Be convinced be the high quality of the Palatinate's Soil. 

Fall cleaning instead of spring cleaning 2022

Due to the Corona pandemic, the city-wide Heidelberg Spring Clean can unfortunately not take place in 2022 either. Instead, the city will invite people to an autumn cleaning week, from Saturday, October 8, to Sunday, October 16, 2022.  
However, Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung Heidelberg will support actions by individuals or families who would like to carry out a cleaning campaign in March 2022 with the necessary materials. Interested parties are welcome to email fruehjahrsputz@heidelberg.de or call 06221 58-29999 (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.).