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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

Heidelberg waste collectors emptying a bin (Photo: Ingo Cordes)

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 1 pm Monday to Fridays. 

Ordering your bins (Photo: City of Heidelberg)

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.
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Bulky waste (Photo: City of Heidelberg)

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.
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Recycling (Photo: City of Heidelberg)


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. 
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Biowaste & compost (Photo: City of Heidelberg)


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. 
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Clean Heidelberg (Photo: City of Heidelberg)

Municipal cleansing

Clean Heidelberg

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.
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Information center (Photo: City of Heidelberg)

Any questions?

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.
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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. 
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