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Recycling depots in Zug

I work fulltime, and the Oki in our town only opens during working hours. Thus I cannot get rid of my recycling. Are then any open-air collection points in Zug that AREN'T locked up, and on public transport routes? Please help.
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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

The nearest one to Menzingen is probably the one here in Oberaegeri.

It is open on Saturday mornings for a couple of hours.


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Old 03.06.2008, 14:46
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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

and there is a place in one of the Albis' (Alforten maybe) that you can take everything to and pay for them to recycle it for you. I think it caught fire a couple of months ago so not sure if it is open again
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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

What do you want to recycle? There is a collection point near Coop in Zug for glass, cans, alu, milk bottles and PET. Paper collections come every first Wednesday of the month and the clothes/shoes collection bags come 4 times per year.

The Ökihof in Zug at Güterbahnhof is open on Saturdays and the one in Baar on Saturday mornings. Late openings Friday nights - like you have nothing better to do The one in Zug even has a webcam so you can see the queue. http://www.oekihof-webcam.ch/zufahrt.html

The Ökibus http://www.oekihof.ch/?page=61 also travels around Zug and stops in my street at the most inconvient time of Wednesdays from 14.20–14.35. Most people in the neighbourhood come and take a late lunch.

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Old 03.06.2008, 15:05
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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

Zugerland shopping center also has collection bins for glass, plastic and pet bottles, paper, cardboard, batteries, aluminum, metal, old clothing and all electronic equipment.
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and there is a place in one of the Albis' (Alforten maybe) that you can take everything to and pay for them to recycle it for you. I think it caught fire a couple of months ago so not sure if it is open again
Caught fire..? I don't remember that, anyway, yes it's in Affoltern am Albis.

http://www.muldenschmid.ch/entsorg.htm
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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

Thanks everyone for your help, my crisis is over! Now just to get the hang of tearing labels off cans, rinsing them out, crunching them up, etc. Guess it makes more sense to buy beer in bottles than in cans! By the way, what happens with yoghurt tubs, are they normal rubbish or to be recycled?
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Guess it makes more sense to buy beer in bottles than in cans!
Bottles are heavy and can't be reduced in size where as a can can be crushed:

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Thanks everyone for your help, my crisis is over! Now just to get the hang of tearing labels off cans, rinsing them out, crunching them up, etc. Guess it makes more sense to buy beer in bottles than in cans! By the way, what happens with yoghurt tubs, are they normal rubbish or to be recycled?
Yoghurt tubs can be recycled at the Ökihof as with all plastic. Chuck it in the "Kunstoff"/plastics bin. Dishes/plates/crockery can also be recyled. So can old CDs - I was impressed.

Some recycling points in Zug also have a can cruncher
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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

[quote=vwild1;238936]Bottles are heavy and can't be reduced in size where as a can can be crushed:

Excellent point, thanks. Will stick to cans. So are they aluminium, metal or normal rubbish? I have had different opinions from different people.
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Some recycling points in Zug also have a can cruncher [/quote]

Great, please tell me where?
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Impressive, where can I get one of these?
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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

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Bottles are heavy and can't be reduced in size where as a can can be crushed:

Excellent point, thanks. Will stick to cans. So are they aluminium, metal or normal rubbish? I have had different opinions from different people.
Have a look around the can, usually there's a recycling symbol and e.g. "alu" printed there. If no separate alu recycling container is around, chuck it in with the metal. They'll separate them out with electromagnets (alu isn't, normal tin cans are).
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Impressive, where can I get one of these?
I bought it at Migros Glattzentrum some 12 or 13 years ago (don't know if they still sell them) and it's still crushing like the day I bought it.
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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

Do you have to take off the paper labels on the tins before recycling?
Any other tips? I've onl been in Baar for a week.

Where can you get the rubbish bags? I haven't seen any yet.

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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

Yes- please remove paper from tins.
This Site (Entsorgungsmerkblatt) has the Information for Baar. You can Download the relevant page from the little packet in the middle of the screen. According to this, you can get the Info in English at the 'Council Offices'.
You'll probably have to ask at the cash desk in the shops for the rubbish bags. This way, they don't get confused with 'ordinary' rubbish bags without the surcharge.
Hope you settle in well.
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Re: Recycling depots in Zug

This might be of some help to you.

http://cgi.zug.ch/zeba/download/waste.pdf
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Any other tips? I've onl been in Baar for a week.

Where can you get the rubbish bags? I haven't seen any yet.

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You need to ask for the rubbish bags at the cashier. 2 sizes - 17 liter 10 for just under CHF 20 and 35 liter 10 for CHF 29.

It is forbidden to use them for batteries, alu, wood or dead cats (see the bag! )

Put your green waste in the green bin. Take all plastics to Migros.
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Yes- please remove paper from tins.
This Site (Entsorgungsmerkblatt) has the Information for Baar. You can Download the relevant page from the little packet in the middle of the screen. According to this, you can get the Info in English at the 'Council Offices'.
You'll probably have to ask at the cash desk in the shops for the rubbish bags. This way, they don't get confused with 'ordinary' rubbish bags without the surcharge.
Hope you settle in well.
Silly questionn, but do you remove paper labels from beer and wine bottles?
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Silly questionn, but do you remove paper labels from beer and wine bottles?
I really had to think about this! I couldn't remember!
I don't think people do. Whereas a tin which contained food needs to be washed out to stop the 'bits in the bottom' going mouldy and smell, (the paper on the tin comes off fairly easily at the same time), wine and beer bottles are usually completely emptied! I rinse mine out but I'm not sure that everyone does even that. The fluid will evaporate anyway. What IS important though, is that the metal ring which screwed topped wine bottles have left round their neck, should be taken off. (Do it at home; I broke a fingernail once, trying to get it off before I dropped the bottle in the container).
Hope you are settling in OK and not finding all the rules and regulations too irksame.
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