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Old 25.07.2012, 15:24
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Rubbish! But delivered on time please

My dear daughter was born here, and has now fled the nest, and is living alone in 3007 Bern.

Two weeks ago she was on her way to a concert in St Gallen, she rushed out & put her correctly labelled rubbish bag on the pavement for collection that day. Unfortunately she hadn't noticed that the truck had already called.

Later the "environmental inspectors" called by, they searched the lonely bag and found her name and address. She has received a fine of Fr 48,-- for her sin.

Now if you see an uncollected trash bag on the street, please move it from the public path to private ground, as mistakes are easily made and the penalties are fierce.
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Re: Rubbish! But delivered on time please

I only wish my fierce penalties were only 48.- CHF!
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Old 25.07.2012, 15:28
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Re: Rubbish! But delivered on time please

To be fair, I reckon that will be the last time she makes such a mistake!
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Old 25.07.2012, 15:30
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My dear daughter was born here, and has now fled the nest, and is living alone in 3007 Bern.

Two weeks ago she was on her way to a concert in St Gallen, she rushed out & put her correctly labelled rubbish bag on the pavement for collection that day. Unfortunately she hadn't noticed that the truck had already called.

Later the "environmental inspectors" called by, they searched the lonely bag and found her name and address. She has received a fine of Fr 48,-- for her sin.

Now if you see an uncollected trash bag on the street, please move it from the public path to private ground, as mistakes are easily made and the penalties are fierce.
Therein lies the problem. Never, ever leave anything identifiable. Unless it's from a particularly unpleasant neighbour.
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Old 25.07.2012, 15:35
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Yes, in future she will shred her letters and envelopes at work.
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Old 25.07.2012, 15:47
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Re: Rubbish! But delivered on time please

One week we forgot to attach a label to one of our rubbish bags, so Sissach Gemeinde dutifully opened it up, managed to find an identifying bit of spam and sent us a payment request... for one label (~CHF 1.50).

Pretty impressive since a poor inspector had to root through mouldy fruit n veg and dirty nappies to find out who we were I'm guessing they know that people could be really difficult and dump rubbish without labels, so therefore assume its an honest mistake that doesn't merit hitting the offender with excessive fines.
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Yes, in future she will shred her letters and envelopes at work.
Here in Basel you can get a fine just for putting letters and envelopes in the ordinary trash instead of properly recycling them.

We just take ours elsewhere ;-)
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Re: Rubbish! But delivered on time please

Last week, after a bit of a sleep in, I realised it was collection day on hearing the bin lorry outside. I ran out tying up the bag, while the bin man was throwing the others in the back of the truck, and realised I didn't have my abfall marke to stick on. However the guy just said "no problem" took it off me and threw it in the back of the lorry!!! Did worry for a while that it might get rummaged through, but I always try to ensure that I never throw any paper material away in the rubbish.
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