Although I'm from the Toon, I'm living in Groningen, NL for the year. The system for waste collection here uses underground disposal bins. To use them you have a chipcard, which tracks how much waste you dispose by weight - you then pay for what you use, which is a strong incentive to reduce your waste. The bins monitor the weight of the rubbish inside, so they only get collected once they're full. It works great, it's really clean and tidy, and it does make you much more conscious of what you are throwing away.