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Re: Rubbish disposal

Also from the United States and recycling is everywhere here in Switzerland.

I rinse and remove labels from my cans before recycling.

I save any cardboard/paper boxes/ toilet paper rolls etc in a bag for pick up on designated days. I happen to have one english speaking neighbor who helps greatly! Lucky me.

I don't recycle on Sunday's. I was told it is a quiet day so no recycling.

Welcome to Switzerland-it will have it's challenges as you adjust, but just look outside-what a view we have. Good luck.
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Old 23.04.2015, 18:53
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where can I throw away the following stuff in zurich :

ripped clothes & shoes : texaid correct ?
No, only if they are still fit to wear.
broken umbrellas ?
probably regular garbage...
broken dishes/plates(ceramic and plastic ) ?
garbage
broken electronics & electricals : wires ,headsets , grinders ?
have to be returned to a store, any store can dispose of electronics. Throwing these in your garbage is illegal.
bottles of shampoos,etc ?
garbage, if they're empty. If not, take a bath with all of them
If you miss your cardboard day is there any place where I can take it to. I am moving out of my place and cleared my cellar and still have lots of cardboard but the last cardboard day before my move is gone
no idea, wait for the next date or gift your neighbors a box of chocolate in return for their tossing it for you at the next collection?
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Old 24.04.2015, 00:11
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Re: Rubbish disposal

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ripped clothes & shoes : texaid correct ?
No, garbage.

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broken umbrellas ?
Garbage or Cargo-Tram.

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broken dishes/plates(ceramic and plastic ) ?
Small amounts: garbage, larger amounts: Cargo-Tram

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broken electronics & electricals : wires ,headsets , grinders ?
Electronics shop or E-Tram
Recyclinghof (you will need coupons here)

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bottles of shampoos,etc ?
Garbage

Cargo- and E-Tram have 11 stops, you should easily find one near you. Full calendar is here (PDF): https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content..._Tram_2015.pdf

This website will tell you everything about garbage and recycling .
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where can I throw away the following stuff in zurich :

ripped clothes & shoes : texaid correct ?
If I understand correctly you can take your ripped clothes to some shops like H&M and Schild, I've seen they have places to drop your old clothing...

Not sure for shoes...
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And for people in Zurich, this is English Forum *Switzerland* NOT *Zurich* FFS!!!
Typical Zurich attitude, it just shows how well integrated they are.
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Old 24.04.2015, 11:09
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If you are bad, then lose it elsewhere.....

http://www.blick.ch/news/erwischt-sc...id3692013.html
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My Swiss neighbours don't care about recycling, they just fill their grey sacks with everything, including left over food stuff, garden stuff etc. My neighbour actually said to me I don't 'have' to recycle, you can 'do what you want". Another thing : The paper and cardboard is collected only every three or four months so here we actually need an extra room to store it.
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The regular monthly collections of cardboard (which must be cut to a reasonable size and tied up with string) are fine most of the time, however if you have just bought loads of stuff having moved into a new apartment, a quick drive to the IKEA at Lyssach is good bet. If you go in via the exit you will find bins where you can dump cardboard, polystyrene, paper and plastic sheeting for recycling. And then buy the best value breakfast in CH.
AletchBub is right - it's the best deal for breakfast in Switzerland. Know 2 Buck Chuck at Trader Joe's? It's like that. 2 (buck) Fruhstuck.
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Another thing : The paper and cardboard is collected only every three or four months so here we actually need an extra room to store it.
It is collected once a month but I still need lots of space to store it. Given that I cannot walk to disposal sites everyday it is quite of a hassle (closest one is 8 minutes of fast walk). When I was sharing with two friends we had almost an entire cupboard with cardboard, metal, glass, etc...

When I was in Lugano I had cardboad and paper disposal unit just in front of my apartment, it was great

Also as I usually do my shopping on my way back home, pet and plastics require an extra session... Overall, even though I am quite religious in recycling, it is quite of a hassle.

There is a company that collects your waste for you, but still it is not that often. If one orders regularly from coopathome, I heard they take your PET for you.
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My Swiss neighbours don't care about recycling, they just fill their grey sacks with everything, including left over food stuff, garden stuff etc. My neighbour actually said to me I don't 'have' to recycle, you can 'do what you want". Another thing : The paper and cardboard is collected only every three or four months so here we actually need an extra room to store it.
I'd take that with a huge grain of salt - surely stuff like paper can be placed in regular garbage bags (after all, what are milk cartons made of, and they're not allowed in most paper/cardboard collections), but once one goes ahead dumping stuff like paint, chemicals, large shards of broken glass etc. in their home garbage, it might turn illegal. Better safe than sorry, sticking to regulations.
I don't want to know the cuts and infections one could get from unexpected broken (dirty!) glass in garbage - that's not only the people who empty it, but also the owner of the garbage: Forgetting just once that you put broken glass in your garbage could end in a bloody mess (pun intended).
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Re: Rubbish disposal

Do what some new immigrants do: place it in a shopping bag and forget it in tge tram stop.

no, dont do that
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Re: Rubbish disposal

Under no circumstances put Batteries in the Sacks, the Garbage Police will fine you heavily.

Shops that sell batteries have to take back the old batteries.

Co-op & Migros - usually have a place on a wall with slots for batteries, light bulbs and a few other odd things.

Switzerland in my opinion is the best country in the world for recycling, but does sometimes take time to find where to put things. Once took us about 3 months to find the place for recycling cardboard/paper - as the sign was covered in Snow so did not see it.
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Old 27.04.2015, 23:21
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