Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration
Housing Waste Separation & Recycling
Separate your waste – conserve resources – save money! Here you can find useful tips on waste disposal in Hamburg.
Hamburg Welcome Portal – Living - Housing – Waste Separation & Recycling
For the sake of the environment, great importance is attached to the separation of waste in Germany. This is mainly for ecological reasons, because separated waste can be recycled to some extent.
In Hamburg, using the blue recovered paper bin, the yellow recyclable material bin and the bottle banks is free of charge. Fees have to be paid for the collection of the black non-recyclable refuse bin and the green biowaste bin only. Usually, if you are tenant of an apartment or house, waste disposal fees are already included in the gross rent.