Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01.07.2010, 20:04
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 17
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
stevejobs has made some interesting contributions
How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

Is there a website for the sanitation department that lets you search by region to figure out when you can put the garbage out?

What happens if you put the garbage out on the wrong day?

Can you get a ticket?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01.07.2010, 20:07
rrs rrs is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 1,008
Groaned at 106 Times in 64 Posts
Thanked 348 Times in 226 Posts
rrs is considered unworthyrrs is considered unworthyrrs is considered unworthyrrs is considered unworthy
Re: How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

Depends on where you live. I can put my garbage out in the bins whenever I want. Check with your local Gemeinde
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank rrs for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 01.07.2010, 20:13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 76
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 17 Times in 13 Posts
g_zuri has no particular reputation at present
Re: How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

You local Gemeinde may have a web site, which will probably include the rubbish collection calendar. Where I live, we all get a diary at the start of the year including all this sort of information (including when Christmas Tree Collection Day and Dangerous Substances Collection are).

Also, our building has a A4 page stuck to a door with the details.

Alternatively pop into your local Gemeindehaus and ask.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank g_zuri for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 01.07.2010, 20:14
Chicago's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 163
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 110 Times in 57 Posts
Chicago has earned the respect of manyChicago has earned the respect of manyChicago has earned the respect of many
Re: How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

Quote:
View Post
Is there a website for the sanitation department that lets you search by region to figure out when you can put the garbage out?
Many Swiss villages/cities have websites all with the same format:

[insert city name].ch

no umlauts though use the ä=ae/ö=oe form

Example: www.staefa.ch

Garbage and recycling schedules are usually one of the many useful pieces of information you'll find there.

Last edited by Chicago; 01.07.2010 at 20:16. Reason: Please leave square brackets in place when shortening quotes.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Chicago for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 01.07.2010, 21:00
seeingbee's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 425
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 408 Times in 198 Posts
seeingbee has a reputation beyond reputeseeingbee has a reputation beyond reputeseeingbee has a reputation beyond reputeseeingbee has a reputation beyond reputeseeingbee has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

If you're in Zurich city your local Kreisburo will have a handy calendar that tells you your garbage pickup day, as well as when cardboard and paper recycling happens. If you have a bin/dumpster outside your place you can put your bag there anytime, but if you're leaving it on the street it should be placed there ideally only early the morning of pickup.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank seeingbee for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 01.07.2010, 21:12
zwissmiss's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 705
Groaned at 6 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 508 Times in 263 Posts
zwissmiss has a reputation beyond reputezwissmiss has a reputation beyond reputezwissmiss has a reputation beyond reputezwissmiss has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

If you live in Zürich city you can create your full garbage collection calendar ONLINE.
Just put in your street name (Strasse) and number (Haus.Nr-Zusatz) pick from the choices that you want to know about (green garbage, garbage, newspapers, cardboard, etc) and it will come up with the results.
It is only in german though.

For example at my house they pick up the garbage (Hauskehricht) "wöchentlich am Donnerstag" weekly on Thursdays.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank zwissmiss for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 11.03.2013, 12:37
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 17
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
mgupta has no particular reputation at present
Re: How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

Also, you can use this website to get a free SMS reminder about, zuri-sack, Papers etc collections days in your area.

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/interne...ome/login.html
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11.03.2013, 12:44
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 13,103
Groaned at 150 Times in 114 Posts
Thanked 14,048 Times in 6,255 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

Our garbage here is NEVER picked up - every Commune/Gemeinde has different system- enquire at your Gemeinde. Your location is rather vague, so it's impossible to help you
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12.03.2013, 13:56
hannah'sauntie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baden
Posts: 2,860
Groaned at 14 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 3,219 Times in 1,515 Posts
hannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

I think maybe the OP has worked out what to do since they started the thread almost three years ago Odile
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 14.03.2013, 11:31
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 25
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
Fatimiu has no particular reputation at present
Re: How do you know when the garbage is picked up?

Thank you, this is very useful i never got to understand this system!
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
garbage what to do with theses? tititita Housing in general 0 23.10.2009 17:04
For free - must be picked up this weekend 7/25 or 7/26 [Zurich] amw11574 Free stuff 10 24.07.2009 09:40
Free Almirah to be picked up before 6Febraury satya Free stuff 3 05.02.2009 08:52
Things for Sale in Kilchberg ZH - must be picked up gundasi Items for sale 0 12.01.2009 13:24
free fitted kitchen to be picked up near Lausanne swisskat Free stuff 0 19.01.2008 16:55


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0