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  • Battery collection point

    Waste Management

    Ramstein town hall

    Am Neuen Markt 6

    66877 Ramstein


  • 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 5 cubic meters per pickup).

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

    Contact information for requests

    Phone: 0631 7105500 or 0631 7105250

    Fax: 0631 7105449

    E-Mail: sperrmuell(at)

  • Collection dates

    Waste Management

    In Steinwenden, garbage is collected on Fridays.

    Non-recyclable waste (black can) is picked up every other week, alternating with biodegradable waste (brown can). Please place the can at the curb before 6 a.m. on the collection day.

    The yellow bags for recyclable materials are picked up at the curb together with non-recyclable waste. Please place the bags next to the black can before 6 a.m. on the collection day.

    Paper waste (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 schedule of waste collection to find out the specific dates for the collections of the different kinds of waste. 

  • Collection point for small electrical appliances

    Waste Management

    EDEKA supermarket E-Center Jahke

    Rathausring 6

    66877 Ramstein


    You may not discard energy-saving bulbs, batteries or appliances with fixed batteries here! Please remove replaceable batteries before putting a device in the container.

  • Garbage Guide

    Waste Management

    The waste management of the County Administration Kaiserslautern compiled a very helpful Garbage Guide. The printed brochure is available at the Ramstein town hall and a digital version can be downloaded here.

    There is also a handy Garbage Guide KL County-App in English for the Kaiserslautern Military Community. The App includes the amended refuse collection plans, a reminder function for the collection days and a lot of general information about the waste management. Download the app here.

  • Garden clippings

    Waste Management

    Collection point

    You can dump organic waste that cannot be composted in your garden at: 

    Kendelhauser Tal

    66879 Steinwenden-Weltersbach


    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

    Opening hours


  • Glass containers

    Waste Management

    Location in Steinwenden

    Train station

    66879 Steinwenden


    Drop-off hours

    Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    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 (“Umweltmobil”). The hazardous waste truck also accepts small electric appliances.

    Once a month the hazardous waste truck stops in Steinwenden at the Marktplatz by the Protestant Church, in Obermohr at the Bürgerhaus parking lot, and in Weltersbach across from the children's playground. Please check the schedule for the Ramstein-Miesenbach 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 centers

    Waste Management

    Recycling center in Kindsbach

    Hirtenpfad 65

    66862 Kindsbach


    Opening hours

    Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 1 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Contact information

    For questions about the Kindsbach recycling center feel free to call the waste manage­ment office of the Kaiserslautern county administration.

    Phone: 0631 7105505 or 0631 7105408


    Recycling center ZAK (Zentrale Abfallwirtschaft Kaiserslautern) in Kaiserslautern


    67657 Kaiserslautern


    Opening hours

    Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.

    Contact information

    Phone: 0631 341170