Waste disposal

Waste disposal in Nidderau

In case you may need assistance or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Tanja Klähn

+49 06187 299-220

Annika Davenport

+49 06187 299-114

  • Separating waste - overview

  • General information on registration for municipal waste disposal

    According to the waste disposal statutes, every household is connected to the municipal waste disposal system (compulsory connection and use). The written registration or de-registration needs to be done by the property owner. Garbage cans are provided by the city of Nidderau for residual and organic waste, as well as for waste paper.

    Yellow bags for packaging waste are supplied by Veolia and can be ordered by calling 06661-96960. In case you need to place a complaint regarding Veolia, please feel free to contact the following phone number: 06184-9272-0.

    Complaints regarding not emptied garbage cans: Please note, that your complaint must reach us immediately or by the next working day by the latest at 12:00 p.m.! Complaints received after this time cannot be considered. 

    Please address your complaints to both E-Mails directly:

    The Weisgerber company will be informed immediately. Garbage cans that have not been emptied must always be left outside until the Weisgerber company has emptied them.

    In the event of incomplete emptying due to frozen temperatures, wedged or stuck waste, a repeat trip for complete re-emptying can unfortunately not be offered for logistical reasons. Since only the emptied portion of the waste is charged, there is no charge for the remainder in the container.

    During winter time, waste can freeze due to frosty temperatures. Therefore we suggest placing egg cartons on the bottom of the trash can and wrapping wet kitchen waste in newspaper. This is the best way to absorb excess moisture and prevent the waste from freezing easily. If possible, please do not expose your garbage can to night frost. And please make sure, to put your garbage can outside by 5.30 a.m. on collection days.

  • Waste avoidance (Repair Café)

    "Repairing instead of throwing away" - visit the Repair Café in Nidderau at the following link: Repair Café Nidderau – Lieber reparieren statt wegwerfen (repaircafe-nidderau.de)

  • Waste fees

  • Obtaining garbage bags at "Tourist Information"

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  • Electrical appliances

    Large and small appliances: Drop off free of charge at AQA, Philipp-Reis-Straße 2 a, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 - 16:00.

    Small appliances only: Drop off free of charge at the recycling center.

    Large appliances only: Toll-free street collection by calling AQA: 06051/9710-33333 (Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Fri. until 1:30 p.m.). Waiting time up to six weeks.

    The following items are collected: heavy TV sets (tube sets with a screen diagonal of 55 cm or more and flat screens with a screen diagonal of 110 cm or more), large household appliances (electric stoves, dryers, washing machines, freezers, air conditioners) from private households and public institutions. Commercial enterprises are recommended to consult AQA in advance. The individual appliance must be able to be loaded by a maximum of two people (max. 80 cm x 200 cm; max. 50 kg).

    Individual small appliances such as electric toothbrushes, irons, energy-saving lamps, fluorescent tubes, furniture with electronic components are not collected.

    New. Furniture with electronic components, such as for adjusting slatted frames and TV armchairs, have been included in electronic waste since 01.08.2018. Drop off free of charge at the landfill in Gelnhausen-Hailer. Drop-off at the recycling center and at the company AQA is not possible. If the electronic component can be removed, a slatted frame, for example, can be disposed of with bulky waste.

  • Waste paper

    Container sizes: 240 and 1,100 liters

    Container color: green (partly blue)

    Collection: once a month

    During the collection pick-up only the garbage cans are being emptied. Waste paper deposited next to the garbage can is not being picked up. If the paper garbage can is not sufficient, paper, cardboard and cardboard packaging can be handed in at the recycling center free of charge.

    What belongs in the waste paper garbage can? Books (without leatherette covers), computer paper, egg carton, magazines, calendars, cardboard/ cartons, catalogs, packing paper, brochures, exercise books, writing papers, packaging made of paper or cardboard, envelopes (also with window), telephone directories, newspapers

    If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Hartenfeller:

    Nicole Hartenfeller

    +49 06187 299-181

  • Organic waste

    Please click here for an overview on how to separate organic waste correctly

    Container size: 120 liters

    Container color: brown

    Collection: every 14 days (weekly in June, July and August)

    What to do if the organic waste freezes in the organic waste garbage can?

    During winters, garbage can freeze due to cold temperatures. This often affects the waste in the organic waste garbage can. Therefore we suggest placing a sufficient layer of egg carton on the bottom of the garbage can and wrapping the wet kitchen waste in newspaper. This is the best way to absorb excess moisture and prevent the waste from freezing easily. Garbage cans that are left in the yard, under the roof or in the garage between emptying should, if possible, only be made available on the day of collection (by 5:30 a.m.!) and not be exposed to the night frost. If incomplete emptying occurs due to frost or wedged or stuck waste, another trip for complete re-emptying cannot be offered for logistical reasons. Since only the emptied portion of the waste is charged, no fees are incurred for the remaining waste in the container.

    The administration continues to appeal to all Nidderau citizens to consistently not use plastic bags when filling the organic waste garbage can. This also applies to so-called "compostable" plastic bio-waste bags, which are  available on the market. They consist only partly of renewable raw materials and take much longer to decompose than the collected kitchen waste itself. At the composting plant, these bags are sorted out in the same way as the mineral oil-based plastic bags. The aim is to produce pollutant-free, high-quality compost in the composting plants, which can be used in agriculture and horticulture and thus close regional nutrient cycles. The controls of the bio-waste garbage can have started. Garbage cans that are filled incorrectly or where the organic waste has been placed in plastic-type pre-separation bags will receive a red tag indicating that the garbage can has been filled incorrectly. In this case, the garbage can must be re-sorted and can be provided again at the next collection.

    What belongs in the organic waste?

    Branches and twigs (circumference smaller than 15cm), flowers, eggshells, garden waste (without soil), vegetable waste, coffee grounds/ coffee filters, leaves, milk and flour products, fruit peels, paper handkerchiefs, kitchen paper, plant and grass cuttings, food waste (normal household quantities), tea bags, tea grounds, weeds

    Do not collect organic waste in plastic bags or compostable plastic bags, use paper bags instead! 

    If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Hartenfeller:

    Nicole Hartenfeller

    +49 06187 299-181

  • Garden waste (street collection)

    Important: The waste may only be provided in garden waste bags made of uncoated paper or bundled (with compostable string). The green waste must not be placed in plastic bags or cardboard boxes and then packed in the paper bags. The provision of cardboard boxes, plastic sacks or plastic containers such as food tubs, garden bags, etc., which would have to be emptied individually by the refuse collectors, is still prohibited.

    Bulky garden waste is collected in bundles (tree and shrub cuttings up to max. 1 m in length and 20 cm trunk diameter). Furthermore, grass cuttings and leaves (both preferably dried) in compostable paper bags without coating. As a rule, garden waste is collected six times a year. It may be put out at the earliest one day before collection. Please note: garden waste put out earlier may attract more garbage and vermin and detract from the townscape. Garden waste should be covered when it rains.

    Heavily filled bags, animal litter (including compostable), fallen fruit, turf, soil and roots as well as unbundled tree cuttings are not collected. Uncoated paper bags are available at the Tourist Information Nidderau "Mein Reisestübchen" in the Forum, Gehrener Ring 3; at "Kollers kleines Kaufhaus" in Ostheim, Sepp-Herberger-Straße 3, recycling collection point in Siemensstraße 34 and at the Hagebaumarkt in Windecken Kilianstädter Str. 13-23

  • Owning dogs and cats in Nidderau

    Please note, that your dog needs to be registered. You can follow this link for more information. Please click here

    Please note, that cat owners who allow their cats access to the outdoors must have them neutered by a vet and identified and registered by means of a microchip or tattoo.

    If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Manuela Koch:

    Manuela  Koch

    +49 06187 299-145

  • Waste weighing

    Bulky waste as well as residual and organic waste have been weighed in Nidderau since 01.01.2003.

    Weighing of residual and organic waste: During emptying, the full waste container is automatically lifted at the rear of the vehicle and weighed at the highest point before emptying and directly after emptying. The difference represents the weight of the emptied waste. If, for example, part of the garbage can content is frozen in winter and cannot be emptied, this remaining quantity is not calculated.  For calibration reasons, at least 5 kg of waste is charged for each emptying, even if the weight is, for example, 0.5 or 1.5 kg. The administration therefore recommends that you only have the garbage can emptied when it is at least half full. The residual and organic waste garbage cans are equipped with a chip (invisible) and a bin number. The weight determined is linked to the chip number, stored in the on-board computer and transmitted to the administration.

    Important: Make a note of your bin numbers! Compare the container number you have noted down with the container number stated in the fee notice. Both numbers must match. You will find the garbage can number on the white label on the side wall of the garbage can.

    After emptying, be sure to pick up the correct bin on your property. Additional labeling on the lid can help with this.

    Bulky Waste Weighing: The scale weighs in 5 kg increments and rounds up or down the weighing result. Bulky waste weights up to and including 100 kg are charged a flat fee. For weights over 100 kg, a weight fee is charged for the weight portion over 100 kg in addition to the flat fee.

  • Residual waste

    Container sizes: 120, 240 and 1,100 liters as well as municipal residual waste bags

    Container color: black 

    Collection: 4-weekly

    What belongs in the Household waste?

    Waste from geriatric and nursing care (bandages, syringes, diapers), baking paper, flat glass, meat scraps (normal household quantities), fish bones, ashes (cooled), photos, light bulbs (no energy saving bulbs/neon tubes), hygiene articles (e.g. ear swabs, condoms), cat/ small animal litter, bones (normal household quantities), plastic parts that are not packaging, paper, soiled, small quantities of broken porcelain/ stoneware, toys, vacuum cleaner bags, street sweepings, wallpaper remnants, diapers, dressing materials, video tapes/ films, cigarette filters/ ash

    If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Hartenfeller:

    Nicole Hartenfeller

    +49 06187 299-181

  • Hazardous waste and hazardous waste mobile

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    The following pollutants can be handed in free of charge at the hazardous waste mobile of the Main-Kinzig district: Spray cans (also "empty" cans!), fire extinguishers, fever thermometers, shoe polish, candle remains (stearin), body care products, vegetable oil, deep-frying fat (small quantities from private households) and furniture polish.

    Acceptance conditions:

    – per acceptance date per person delivering max. 100 kg or 100 liters of hazardous waste.

    – Total weight or total volume of a container less than 20 kg or 20 liters.

    – The waste is to be delivered unmixed and separated by type (except wall paint).

    – Liquid waste must always be delivered in closed containers. Wall paint is not accepted, dried-up residues belong in the residual waste and used oil is disposed of via the trade.

  • Bulky waste

    Bulky waste is bulky residual waste that does not fit into the gray household waste garbage can. Twelve collections are offered per year.

    Please contact me directly at: 

    Nicole Hartenfeller

    +49 06187 299-181

  • Location of containers for recyclable materials

  • Yellow bag / garbage can

    The disposal of packaging waste is not a municipal task and is currently carried out by the companies Veolia and Remondis. Bins can be ordered by calling 06661/96960 and complaints can be made by calling 06184/9272-0.

    Container sizes: 240 and 1,100 liters as well as yellow bags

    Container color: yellow

    Yellow bags are available in various stores as well as at the town hall gate and at the recycling center

    What belongs in the yellow bag?

    Aluminum ((beverage) cans, trays, foils), paint buckets, paint cans (empty!), beverage cartons, tetra paks, food cans, metal cans, crown caps, plastic packaging, foamed plastic bottles, Do not throw in filled packaging, not packaged! Styrofoam from packaging, plastic cups, plastic bags, tubes (e.g. toothpaste, mustard), plastic films

    If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Hartenfeller:

    Nicole Hartenfeller

    +49 06187 299-181

  • Recyclables collection point / Recycling center

    Recyclables collection point / Recycling center

    The recycling center is available to all Nidderau citizens who are connected to the municipal waste disposal system and pay waste disposal fees. It accepts normal household quantities from private households. Please note, that there may be waiting times. Please reduce the number of people in the vehicle if possible. If possible, children should not be taken to the recycling center, otherwise they are not allowed to leave the vehicle while waiting and unloading at the recycling center for safety reasons.

    In order to ensure smooth operations at the recycling yard, the following guidelines must be observed for operational and pandemic reasons:

    At the facility, it is important to maintain a distance of 1.50 m, if necessary bring an assistant to unload the vehicles quickly and avoid unnecessary waiting times for the following customers. Waste such as construction waste can only be delivered in containers. Loose construction waste in trailers will not be accepted. 

    - Please carry your identity card for proof of residence (random checks!).

    - It is best to pre-sort everything clearly when loading at home, this enables rapid unloading at the recycling center and reduces unnecessary waiting times there. 

    - The approach is only allowed from one direction, please join the waiting cars.

    - Entry is possible until 5 minutes before closing time.

    - Quantity limit: max. 1 m3 per delivery and day. In order to allow all waiting

    day customers to drop off their waste, single large deliveries as well as multiple deliveries per day are not possible.

    - Not accepted are TV and computer monitors, large electrical appliances (e.g. washing machines), yellow bags, used oil and hazardous waste (see also hazardous waste mobile). Used oil is disposed of via the trade and wall paint belongs in the residual waste (dried residues).

    - The instructions of the staff must be followed!

    The following recyclables are accepted:


    - Residual waste in bags, bulky waste

    - building rubble, plaster-based building materials, flat glass (only in containers), tires

    - treated waste wood (only outside: fences, front doors, window frames, etc.)

    free of charge:

    - Waste paper, cardboard, cardboard, scrap metal, bottle corks, CDs.

    - Small electrical appliances (e.g. irons, kettles)

    - Cell phones, LED and energy-saving lamps, car and appliance batteries, rechargeable batteries

    - Green waste, such as leaves, tree, shrub and lawn cuttings

    (max. 1m length and 20 cm trunk diameter)

    To reduce the workload of the recycling center, Nidderau citizens can also drop off their garden waste directly at the Mohr composting plant in Erbstadt. The fee-free acceptance is only available to citizens who are connected to the municipal waste disposal system and pay waste fees.

     (Please note that the PDF is in German language)

    Opening hours of the recycling center

    throughout the yearFriday:      1 pm - 6 pm
    Saturday: 9 am - 12 am and 1 pm - 4 pm
    01. March - 31. Octoberadditionally Wednesday and Thursday: 2 pm - 6 pm

    The recycling center is closed on the following dates:

    Saturday, 30. March 2024

    Friday, 10. May 2024

    Friday, 31. May 2024

    The recycling center is open on the following dates:

    Saturday, 11. May 2024

    Saturday, 01. June 2024

    Please note, that in the event of extreme weather conditions (heat/wind) opening hours may vary. Please refer to the Homepage of the city of Nidderau or social media for up-to-date information.

    Opening hours of the Mohr composting plant

    The Mohr composting plant is closed on Mondays. 

    Opening times: Tuesdays to Fridays: 8.00 - 12.00 h, 13.30 - 17.00 h

  • Diaper bag service

    The administration offers the diaper bag service and disposal subsidy for ostomy bags to all Nidderau families with children up to the age of 30 months upon presentation of the birth certificate (24 pieces per half year). In addition, those in need of care with medically certified incontinence. Application forms and bags are available at the City Hall gate. On the day of the residual waste collection, the bags can be placed at the street, well closed and not too heavily filled, no later than 5:30 am. The bags will be weighed in a specially numbered control bin for statistical purposes. No disposal fee will be charged. If the monthly collection interval is ever insufficient for trouble-free storage, the diaper bags can also be dropped off at the recycling center free of charge.

    The use of a cloth diaper system is subsidized up to a child age of 30 months. Infants will initially only receive the subsidy for one year of life (up to and including 12 months of age). For the second year of life (up to and including 24 months of age) and for the third year of life (up to and including 30 months of age), a new application must be submitted. The subsidy for the first and second year of life is 100,00 € and for the 3rd year of life the subsidy is paid proportionally with 50,00 €.

    The application for the subsidy must be submitted by the end of the respective year of life at the latest. Expired periods can no longer be considered. Appropriate proof (birth certificate of the child, invoice receipt for the purchase of cloth diapers or for the use of a diaper service) must be attached to the application. No subsidy can be granted for the period for which diaper bags have already been issued or used.

    A different regulation applies to the disposal of the stoma bags. The bags are to be disposed of exclusively in the residual waste garbage can. To compensate for this, a subsidy for the disposal costs of max. 50.00 € per year is paid. The subsidy is paid from the month in which the certificate is presented.

    If you should have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Contact persons

Taxes / Duties Department

  • Order or de-register waste containers  
  • Waste fees / waste fee notice
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Waste Management Service

  • General questions regarding waste disposal
  • Bulky waste 
  • Incineration of vegetable waste 
  • Report waste deposits
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