Tips to make PBD separate better

Welcome to this website! You probably scanned the QR code on the red tag hanging from your PBD container. Unfortunately, we found products in your container that do not belong in it. Therefore, we are happy to share some tips with you.

What is PBD?

PBD stands for Plastic packaging, Tin packaging and Drinking cartons. It is single-use household packaging waste. Is it packaging? Is it empty? Does it come from the kitchen or bathroom? Then it belongs in the PBD!

Not PBD, but commercial waste

In the outlying area, we regularly find commercial waste among the PBD. These materials belong in the container for commercial waste. We would like to give you some examples:

  • Large pieces of (agricultural) plastic
  • Milk filters
  • Styrofoam
  • Buckets and other hard plastic
  • Water hoses
  • Straw/nylon rope
Additional checks

From May 23 to June 17, 2022, additional checks will take place in the outlying area of gemeente Dronten . Proper separation of PBD must be improved. After all, not properly separating waste is bad for the environment, but also for our wallets. Poorly collected PBD is incinerated and cannot be recycled. This is a waste.

Wij gaan voor 100 percent waste separation. We are doing this for now and the future. Will you join us?

What goes with (PBD) plastic, can & drinking cartons?

PBD is single-use household packaging waste. Is it packaging? Is it empty? Does it come from the kitchen or bathroom? Then it belongs in the PBD!

Plastic packaging
  • Bottles of, for example, water, soda and milk
  • Squeeze bottles of sauces and oil
  • Chips bags
  • Trays of French fries, vegetables, salad and fruit
  • Packaging of cheese, meat and fish
  • Tubs of butter, sauce and cheese spread
  • Bags of pasta, rice, bread and candy
  • Plastic bags and pouches
  • Coffee packaging
  • Squeeze bags (lemonade and cat food bags)
  • Bottles of laundry detergent, shampoo and soap
  • Packaging of toothbrushes, screws and toys
  • Film from magazines and advertising leaflets
  • Plant pots
  • Piercing Strips
  • Canning
  • Beverage cans
  • Beer Cups
  • Steel syrup bottles
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Tea Light Cups
Drinking Packs
  • Packs of fruit juices, water and wine
  • Packs of baby food
  • Packs of milk, yogurt and custard
  • Packs of pasta sauce and soup

Plastic instinkers


Bought sofas? Bring the plastic to the recycling yard so we can recycle them. Large plastic makes machines jam.


Don't stink at it! Please bring Styrofoam to the recycling yard. Only then can we recycle it.


Large pieces of agricultural plastic and nets are commercial waste and are not accepted at the environmental street. These materials may go to processors for commercial plastic waste.


Broken buckets, lawn chairs and toys are hard plastics
and may go to the
environmental site.


Old tarps, a garden hose, swimming pool and swimming straps are also not recyclable. They can go in the residual waste. Does it not fit in the residual waste bin? If so, bring it to the recycling center.


Medical waste such as infusion bags and tubing belong in the residual waste for hygiene reasons.

Here's how to make PBD more recyclable

Plastic containers, tin containers and drinking cartons are valuable. Especially if they are collected properly. The better separated, the more packaging gets a second life as raw material for new products and packaging. With the following tips, you can make them even more recyclable.

flat sheet

Flatten them

Flatten packages. The reason is very simple: you save space that way. Remove the cap from the plastic bottle or drink pack and squeeze out the air. Then screw the cap back on the package.

empty pack

Empty them

It is important that single-use household packaging waste containers are empty. But they don't have to be completely clean. Rinsing is not necessary but squeeze them well empty.


Release them

Do not put packages together. Items stuck together cannot be properly sorted by the processor. Therefore, detach them. This makes recycling easier.

Our waste coach

Separating waste

Collection employee