Dutch local councils charge wildly differing fees to have the ashes of loved ones scattered following a cremation, according to television consumer show Kassa.
The most expensive of the Netherlands’s 400 plus local councils is Hardinxveld-Giessendam where the council charges €1,079.75 to scatter ashes. Nijkerk, Papendrecht and Sluis also charge above €700.
Some councils, like IJsselstein and Bodegraven do not charge at all. The average cost is around €150.
In the Netherlands, by law ash can only be scattered in specially designated areas.
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