Waste collection rivers

Waste collection rivers

One of the environmental quality objectives of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive is to reduce the amount of litter at sea. A large part of the pollution in the North Sea is supplied by rivers. For this reason, efforts are being made to clear up litter in and alongside Dutch rivers.

Local partnerships are being organised along the rivers to collect litter. This is disposed of through Rijkswaterstaat's 'litter collection scheme’. The collected waste is also being analysed.


The purpose of the project is to contribute to clean rivers and seas.

Project period

2016 - 2023

European programme

Europees Fonds voor Maritieme Zaken en Visserij