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BaumholderSmith Barracks, Baumholder


  • Bulk waste

    Waste Management

    Bulk waste is collected upon request.

    Each household registered for waste disposal has the opportunity to have bulk waste picked up twice a year (up to 3 cubic meters of wood and 3 cubic meters of elctronic waste per year).

    You‘ll be notified of the pickup date in writing approx. 10 days after your request. The usual waiting time is approximately 3 to 6 weeks.

    Contact information for requests

    Abfallbetriebe des Landkreises Birkenfeld

    Schlossallee 9

    55765 Birkenfeld 

    Phone: 06782 998913

    E-Mail: info(at) 

  • Collection dates

    Waste Management

    In the city of Baumholder, waste is collected on Fridays.

    Non-recyclable waste (Restabfall; grey can) is picked up every other week on Friday. Please place the can at the curb before 6 a.m. on collection day.

    Yellow bags (Gelber Sack) are picked up once a month on Friday. Please place your bags on the curb before 6 a.m. on collection day. Materials that belong in the yellow bag: plastic (e.g. foils, plastic bottles, cups), metals (e.g. food cans, aluminum), and composite materials (e.g. beverage cartons). 

    Paper waste (Altpapier; blue can) is collected every 4 weeks. Please place the can for paper waste at the curb before 6 a.m. on the collection day.

    Please check the waste collection schedule for the Baumholder union community to find out the specific collection dates of the different kinds of waste in your community.

    You can create a personalized schedule here by selecting your union community and subsequently the town you live in.

  • Garden clippings

    Waste Management

    Collection point

    Eschelbacher Hof

    55774 Baumholder


    Contact information

    Phone: 06783 2232

    Waste separation

    To ensure high-quality compost, it is essential that the collection point is not contaminated by other waste.

    What you may dump:

    - clippings of trees and hedges, trunks and root stocks without soil with a max. diameter of 40 cm

    - grass clippings

    - leaves

    - plants

    - plant parts

    What you may NOT dump:

    - biodegradable waste such as fruit, vegetables, food leftovers

    - construction waste

    - grave decorations

    - non-recyclable waste

    - pet litter

    - root stocks and hedges exceeding 40 cm diameter

    - stones

    - straw and hay

    - timber and furniture wood

    - used clothes

    - windfalls

    - wooden fences

  • Glass containers

    Waste Management

    Locations in Baumholder

    - Brühl/Kuseler Straße


    - Krankenhausweg, Hospital


    - Ringstraße, Festplatz am Weiher


    Drop-off hours

    Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 3 - 8 p.m.

    Please note, that it is not permitted to discard glass at other times. Particularly not on Sundays or German holidays.

    Correct separation

    Please put glass without lids, screw caps or corks, separated by color into the designated containers. Dumping glass, paper or other waste on or near the containers is prohibited and will be penalized as an administrative offense.

    What goes in the glass container:

    Clean and empty non-returnable glass bottles, flasks and jars

    Glass of other colors: Please put glass that isn’t white, brown or green into the container for green glass.

    What does NOT go in the glass container:

    chinaware, stoneware, glass panels/window panes, light bulbs, leaded glass, vases, heat-resistant glass

  • Hazardous waste truck

    Waste Management

    Collection point and dates

    Hazardous waste includes everything that is harmful for humans, animals or the en­vironment. For reasons of public safety it is not collected together with other waste. 

    Hazardous waste may under no circumstance be disposed of in household garbage cans or toilets.

    Private households can take small amounts of hazardous waste free of charge to the hazardous waste truck (“Schadstoffmobil”). The hazardous waste truck also accepts small electric appliances.

    Twice a year the hazardous waste truck stops in Baumholder at the Festplatz Stadtweiher on May 16, and October 24, from 9.35 to 11 a.m. Please check the schedule for the Baumholder community to find out the dates and hours of the stops.

    What can be taken to the hazardous waste truck

    Paints and varnishes, all types of batteries, medicine without packaging, pesticides and wood preservers, leaches, acids, diluents, other toxins and hazardous substances and chemicals.

  • Recycling center

    Waste Management

    Recycling center in Reichenbach

    An der L 176

    55776 Reichenbach


    Opening hours

    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Contact information

    Phone: 06782 998922