Waste & cleanliness
Fast, flexible, reliable services
You can find the waste collection dates for your street, and information on late collections due to public holidays, in the municipal waste collection calendar. The calendar also lets you print out a table for your individual street.
In case of questions or complaints about waste and cleanliness in Heidelberg, please contact the central waste hotline on +49 6221 58-29999. The hotline is open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday, and from 8 am to 1 pm on Fridays.
Getting the right bins
Ordering your bins
Is your residual waste bin too small? Want to know what the fees for collection will be? Looking for the waste collection calendar for your street? All the information you need is right here.
Out with the old
Disposing of bulky waste
What counts as ‘bulky waste’? What doesn’t? What are the rules for getting it collected? Here you can find all you need to know to make sure your bulky waste is reliably disposed of.
What to recycle and where to do it
Wondering where the nearest recycling yard is? Need to dispose of glass, paper, plastics or electricals? All the details you need are here.
Turning waste into ‘black gold’
Your biowaste can be turned into new, high-quality compost. However, this is only possible if residents carefully sort their waste. Here’s how it works.
Everyone has their part to play in keeping the city clean. Here you can find information on public toilets, sweeping of sidewalks, and snow clearing and gritting.
Advice & information
Check here for general information about waste, including the waste collection calendar, tips on reducing waste, and help with sorting your waste. If you still have questions, the central waste hotline can help.
All kinds of services
Options for businesses
Every business produces a wide range of waste. The City of Heidelberg offers bespoke advice and a variety of services to help you dispose of it.