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Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

Are you aware that since 01.01.2013 you are required to use the newly introduced waste/garbage sacks if you live in Vaud?

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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

Um. Been doing that in our commune here in Fribourg canton for several years now. It wasn't done that way when we first moved here so I would have said it was a communal decision not a cantonal one as Fribourg city had been using special bags for some time before our commune decided on the switch. Guess Vaud is different.
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

i havent seen these in any of the shops local to us yet - is it just for lausanne or is it in all of Vaud?
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i havent seen these in any of the shops local to us yet - is it just for lausanne or is it in all of Vaud?
According to FAQs "The entire population of the canton of Vaud whose municipalities have joined the regional system."
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

great - an extra cost
will need to keep an eye out for the sacks now

thanks for the heads up
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great - an extra cost
will need to keep an eye out for the sacks now

thanks for the heads up
Why an extra cost? Most places either use the bags or stickers for generic bags. My experience is that costs for either are similar. Indeed special bags usually cheaper, but that might city vs. countryside issue.
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i havent seen these in any of the shops local to us yet - is it just for lausanne or is it in all of Vaud?
If it's like the Zurich area, you won't see them - they're strictly under-the-counter purchases.

You need to ask the cashiers for the specifically.
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

When we moved to Zurich from Vaud earlier this year the whole "20 CHF for a pack of binbags" thing came as a bit of a shock. However, I've found it makes you think twice about what you throw away. As a result we've started recycling much more than we used to (previously it was just bottles and paper for us, now it is cans and plastic bottles as well as cartons).

Just as an add-on, I was back in Lausanne last weekend seeing my parents and you do indeed ask for them when you reach the checkout of any Migros, Coop etc.
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

Some notes: in other Cantons the shop keepers would rather you buy their products, so although they all sell the Canton bags, they are not usually on display, you need to ask " Avez-vous les sacs poubelles s'il vous plaît? " or " Où puis-je acheter des sacs à ordures s'il vous plaît? "

The larger shops, with fresh flowers or a customer service counter, will sell them there. Other shops have them at the checkout, you need to specify the size: 17 liter, 35 liter, 60 liter, 110 liter

If you wait until the standard 35 liter bag is full, it will probably be very smelly, and everytime you throw something away, a nasty odour will enter your kitchen. If you produce a little trash I can give you a useful tip. Buy the 35 liter Canton white/green sacks, and buy the smallest standard Coop/Migros black bags you can find. As you fill up the black bags, squeeze the air out of them and store them in the bigger white/green sack which you can keep on your balcony. You will probably get three 17 liter bags into one 35 liter sack, and so save some money too.

Note: most Cantons also charge a standard annual fee per head of population, about CHF 100 per year, on top of the bag charges. You will probably see that on your annual invoice for extra charges from your landlord.
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Are you aware that since 01.01.2013 you are required to use the newly introduced waste/garbage sacks if you live in Vaud?
Thanks, already have our bags.

But as I understand it is being done commune by commune, some have got their act together to do it on 1 January 2013, while others have not. So before you go running, check your village rules, most who are implementing should have notified you by now.
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

The Post Office seems to be selling the bags as well (or at least in smaller locals where I am).

As mentioned by others, you have to ask for the bags (normally at the check out) as they are afraid the bags might "walk away".
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

It looks like VEVEY is not part of it yet, no communication about it anywhere.

It's an extra cost because at the moment we don't use stickers or anything for our rubbish, I know this is fortunate for us so far.

I did see posters for this in Lausanne today, will ask in our migros and coop to be extra sure
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

I live in Lutry and they won't start it until 2014 at the earliest, yeah!!!!

With a bit of luck my daughter will be out of nappies by then, so it won't cost so much.

BTW: I saw that a few Migros put a stock of those new bags close to the cash desks. But because of the high risk of theft, they keep them in sight.
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Note: most Cantons also charge a standard annual fee per head of population, about CHF 100 per year, on top of the bag charges. You will probably see that on your annual invoice for extra charges from your landlord.
We got the information through the post a few days ago. The annual fee will be CHF 80 in Lausanne.

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With a bit of luck my daughter will be out of nappies by then, so it won't cost so much.
A useful piece of info for future new parents in Lausanne - apparently, for each new birth, you will be given 80 bags (35 litre ones) for free!

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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

Rrrrrrrr. This makes me so mad. Expensive!

Do you know where to get these 80 free bags? Someone told me, the law does not apply at all if you have a newborn. Can anyone please look at the French version of the law to see what it says about newborns?
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

Ok. It is a 100 bags of 35 ltr or 200x17. I was going to start throwing out our baby with the bathwater. He can stay if the bags are free.
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Rrrrrrrr. This makes me so mad. Expensive!

Do you know where to get these 80 free bags? Someone told me, the law does not apply at all if you have a newborn. Can anyone please look at the French version of the law to see what it says about newborns?
The number of free bags for newborns and the bag size is determined by each commune/city. I had a quick look on the official website and there is no information about the nappies/bags question.

You need to contact the local government office depending where you live. Take the baby along as proof
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

I read in the local newspaper that there was an uproar in Prilly, as the commune decided to give a few rolls of free bags only to parents whose baby is born from the 1st January 2013 onward. This is very unfair, as kids generally use nappy until 2-3 years old.
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Re: Have you bought the new waste sacks - VAUD

I should add that the law applies to ALL types of garbage you want to put out. This means nappies as well.

In Lausanne, you get a total of 8 rolls of 35L bags (80 bags) if you have a baby. And that is it.

Some communues give you a certain number of bags per year. So, you need to ask your specific commune.
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A useful piece of info for future new parents in Lausanne - apparently, for each new birth, you will be given 80 bags (35 litre ones) for free!
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I read in the local newspaper that there was an uproar in Prilly, as the commune decided to give a few rolls of free bags only to parents whose baby is born from the 1st January 2013 onward.
Don't know about Prilly itself, but in Lausanne there are 40 free 35L bags for babies born between 1st July and 31st December 2012!

(French reading comprehension practice today - me scouring the leaflet on recycling in Lausanne .)
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