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The door-to-door collection of residual waste (grey bins), organic waste (brown bins), paper/cardboard (blue bins) and glass (green bins) is carried out once a week. Blue Valorlux bags are collected every two weeks.
To facilitate the waste collection process, please
- put your bins out on the pavement before 06:00 on collection day. Waste is collected between 6:00 and 14:00.
- take containers back in as soon as the rubbish truck has passed, unless you have asked for your containers to be cleaned (this must be requested in advance).
- be careful not to hinder passers-by.
- shut the container lids properly so that your bins can be emptied without issue.
If found to contain unauthorised items, containers will not be emptied.
Complaints and notifications can be made before midday on working days by calling us at 4796-3640.
Containers: sizes, pricing and how to order
Bins and containers for all types of waste, charge for main regular collection
* An additional 200 mm must be added for the domed lid on 1,100-litre containers.
A maximum of 5 extra collections can be ordered per week (Monday to Saturday). It is not possible to change your regular collection day. Requests can be made by individual tenants.
Taking out and bringing in your bins
You can pay the Service Hygiène (Sanitation Department) to take out your full bins and bring them in once they have been emptied. This service incurs an annual charge per bin (or per container) in addition to the collection charge.
You can ask to have your containers cleaned, subject to a separate charge per container. Cleaning is done on collection days. Leave your container on the pavement after collection and a team from the Service Hygiène will come to clean it on the spot.
VdL bin bags
Only white bin bags marked "Ville de Luxembourg / Sac-poubelle" will be collected as part of the weekly grey bin collections of mixed residual waste. These bags must be put out onto the pavement before 6:00 and are solely for one-off collections of excess refuse that will not fit into your full container. Please be careful not to hinder passers-by. These VdL bin bags are not to be used for recyclable waste or sharps. The service for taking out and bringing in your bins is not available for these bags.
VdL bin bags cost €4.
Blue Valorlux bags are collected every two weeks.
Residents can pick up blue Valorlux bags for free from seven distribution points across the city, with a limit of two rolls per person.
If you need more than two rolls, or need bigger bags, please contact Valorlux directly.