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Will you join the Dutch Tile Flipping championships (NK Tegelwippen)

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14 juli 2022

Also this year, the City of Amstelveen is offering a free tile-collection service to all Amstelveen residents. The City wants to use this service to encourage citizens to replace tiles in their garden with greenery. That’s why the City has joined the Dutch Tile Flipping Championships (NK Tegelwippen) this year. From April till September, the tiles of Amstelveen residents will be collected free of charge if they replace their tiles with greenery. During the Dutch Championships, as many gardens as possible throughout the Netherlands will be greened up to prevent flooding, provide some coolness in times of heat, retain water in times of drought and increase the living space for plants and animals. In addition, a green living environment benefits our well-being.

 How does the tile service work?

 What you need to do is remove tiles from your garden to make room for greenery. Would you like to make use of the free collection service? You can also use this service if you have requested or are going to request a facade garden.

Sign up for Tile Service

*We will only use your details for this campaign. These details will be deleted after the campaign.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail after you have signed up. You can sign up until the Wednesday before the collection day at the latest. Only garden tiles will be collected, no other (garden) waste. The tiles can be placed on the nearest street corner from the Saturday prior to the collection day at 4 p.m. until no later than 7.30 a.m. on the collection day.

 The tile-collection service for the whole of Amstelveen runs on the following Mondays:

August 15, September 5 and September 19.  

Please consider these aspects when you place your garden tiles for collection:

  • that this is not a location for the placement of roll containers on the day the tiles are collected;
  • that the tiles are not placed against or close to a lamppost;
  • that there are no obstacles for the lorry that will collect the tiles; therefore, do not place the tiles under a tree or near a parked car;
  • that there will be a free passage for pedestrians on the pavement.
  • that the collection service only applies to garden tiles, ie no other (garden) waste;
  • that the tile service only applies if the tiles are replaced by greenery.

Subsidies are available to take measures for more greenery and rainwater collection. Think of Groen op Gebouwen and Groen en Water in de buurt.

Do you take your tiles to the Waste Disposal Station by yourself? Click here for the current opening hours of the Waste Disposal Station.

Questions? The answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found here.

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