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Waste disposal in LIDL

Hi everyone,

In a LIDL supermarket in my city, inside the shop close to the exit, there are two waste containers, one for paper and one for plastic (not the PET one). Is it OK to bring my household paper and plastic waste (mostly packaging) coming from LIDL, and throw it away there?

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Old 29.11.2015, 11:45
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Re: Waste disposal in LIDL

Morally yes, but be prepared for some 3rd degree questioning!
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Re: Waste disposal in LIDL

The idea of these containers, is, that having just cleared the checkouts with your purchases, you may decide that some of the outer wrappings of what you have just bought, aren't required for your transport home and subsequent disposal.

You therefore, then and there, remove them and leave in the containers provided.

I believe they wouldn't be too thrilled if people started treating it as a bring-in waste recycling depot.
Immaterial, of where these waste wrappings come from, they're not in a position to station a staff member to check that your waste, did, infact, originate from their store .... their prices are cheap because they maintain a minimum staffing level.

You either use the facility at time of purchase, or get rid of your waste in the normal way, later.
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The idea of these containers, is, that having just cleared the checkouts with your purchases, you may decide that some of the outer wrappings of what you have just bought, aren't required for your transport home and subsequent disposal.

You therefore, then and there, remove them and leave in the containers provided.

I believe they wouldn't be too thrilled if people started treating it as a bring-in waste recycling depot.
Immaterial, of where these waste wrappings come from, they're not in a position to station a staff member to check that your waste, did, infact, originate from their store .... their prices are cheap because they maintain a minimum staffing level.

You either use the facility at time of purchase, or get rid of your waste in the normal way, later.
That's right. By law, in Switzerland, you are allowed to remove excessive packaging in the shop and leave it at the checkout (the bins are a fairly new addition to this).

It's supposed to make the supplier (and the shop) more conscious of excessive packaging, and in the case of plastic, to have the shop bear the cost of this or get the supplier to do something about it

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Re: Waste disposal in LIDL

Hi Pekdaniel,

we tried that once in LIDL in Binz Zurich but they started complaining as they said these waste containers are only for stuff you buy in LIDL.

So I would say do not try it.
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Re: Waste disposal in LIDL

Hi Pekdaniel,

Waste disposal is quite organized in swiss, you have certain days for keeping the paper neatly tide outside your haus , cartons on some other day, then the pet bottle can be thrown in container in migros, coop, dennner etc.

you must have received a book having days marked when you can dispose your paper , cartons etc every month or fortnight
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Yes it is OK. If they get stroppy tell them that I said you could.
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Re: Waste disposal in LIDL

Bring your stuff here: http://www.entsorgungskalender.ch/

The Hauptsammelstelle (the main recycling and disposal station) is open almost daily (see opening times) for you to bring your rubbish. Thanks for sorting and recycling!
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Bring your stuff here: http://www.entsorgungskalender.ch/

The Hauptsammelstelle (the main recycling and disposal station) is open almost daily (see opening times) for you to bring your rubbish. Thanks for sorting and recycling!
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Edit: Maybe the Sammelstelle is near the lake?
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