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I'm new to Zurich city,
I've just moved into my own apartment.
I'm trying to figure out how to dispose of normal everyday rubbish.

I live in the 8008 area and if anyone could give me a pointer or two that would be appreciated.

What I do understand right now:
* Cardboard is picked up on a schedule

What I don't know:
* What is the normal size (is there one) of the garbage bag I should be using?
* Is it best to keep all my plastic containers (like water bottles) and dispose of them in the local Migros?
* Do I do the same with paper material?

Any pointers would be helpful (I'm fresh off the boat - from USA).
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Old 09.01.2017, 16:31
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Re: normal daily rubbish

This may be useful..

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content...ation_2017.pdf
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Cardboard and paper are both picked up on a schedule - a different schedule, mind you. Do not use a bag for the paper or cardboard - tie them together with twine. I was in this situation just recently and I waited until the day before the pickup dates, went outside to find where to put them, and emulated the form I saw there. Try to pack it nice, make it easy to carry off, then set it with the heap of similar trash.

I'm not totally sure about PET (water bottles) and where to take them... Usually there is a bin for those somewhere near a supermarket, but I can't remember exactly.
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Re: normal daily rubbish

Hi
I have question about plastic bags, etc.

When I am buying for example paprika, and this paprika is in plastic bag. Where should I throw away this plastic bag? It is goes with plastic bottles or should I put in blue bag ?
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I have question about plastic bags, etc.

When I am buying for example paprika, and this paprika is in plastic bag. Where should I throw away this plastic bag? It is goes with plastic bottles or should I put in blue bag ?
It goes in the normal rubbish bag.
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It goes in the normal rubbish bag.
Most collection points in Zürich also have a container specifically for plastic bags, I always throw mine in one of those.
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Most collection points in Zürich also have a container specifically for plastic bags, I always throw mine in one of those.
But I think those crinkly plastic bags containing red/yellow peppers (I assume that's what the OP means) aren't the same as the other plastic carrier bags, right?
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But I think those crinkly plastic bags containing red/yellow peppers (I assume that's what the OP means) aren't the same as the other plastic carrier bags, right?
They are thinner than plastic carrier bags
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But I think those crinkly plastic bags containing red/yellow peppers (I assume that's what the OP means) aren't the same as the other plastic carrier bags, right?
I would have to look for the exact wordings, but I thought it only mentions plastik tragetaschen and does not mention only specific types of them.
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When I am buying for example paprika, and this paprika is in plastic bag. Where should I throw away this plastic bag? It is goes with plastic bottles or should I put in blue bag ?
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I would have to look for the exact wordings, but I thought it only mentions plastik tragetaschen and does not mention only specific types of them.
Sorry, I though the OP meant this kind of bag.
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Sorry, I though the OP meant this kind of bag.
Ah, in which case you are correct. Those just go in the Züri-Sack.

Edit: I thought he ment those thin bags that you'll find on a roll to put in your vegetables/fruit yourself.

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Ah, in which case you are correct. Those just go in the Züri-Sack.

Edit: I thought he ment those thin bags that you'll find on a roll to put in your vegetables/fruit yourself.
I thought the same as you, EdwinNL. I use those as liners in the bathroom bins, and then that goes into the regular rubbish sack. I haven't been fined for it (yet).
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Re: normal daily rubbish

I'm really looking forward to my move where there are whole threads about how to throw away your garbage!!!

Now I just shove it all down a chute, and hope for the best!
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I'm really looking forward to my move where there are whole threads about how to throw away your garbage!!!

Now I just shove it all down a chute, and hope for the best!
We like to joke about it here on EF a bit, but do pay attention to your local rules.

The Swiss actually have rubbish inspectors that root through the bags to find items that are not allowed, then issue fines to the person who threw away the bag (assuming the contents have identifying info). They had a segment on the news not that long ago about the inspectors.
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Re: normal daily rubbish

Also, there is one nice app which shows the schedule for different waste disposals. The app is free. You can find in app store "Sauberes Zürich"
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I'm really looking forward to my move where there are whole threads about how to throw away your garbage!!!

Now I just shove it all down a chute, and hope for the best!
Well, we are quite civilized around here. No landfills either

Switzerland isnt really hardcore on trash separating. If you want the full willy, go to Germany.
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Re: normal daily rubbish

My neighbours put everything in the grey bag, don't bother about recycling.
Now you wonder how do I know that ?
Sometimes the bags are pecked by crows, and the contents (paper, plastic, tins...) lie on the street. Plus when the garbage collectors arrive, I can hear the glass trinkle.
Of course they have to put out a lot of bags, if they don't recycle.
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Re: normal daily rubbish

Well you could throw it out the window like they did in the middle ages.
But basically kompost goes in a green container which you can buy.
Get 35 litre Züri sacks or smaller if you want for other rubbish but no pet plastics here.Bring to migro or wherever.Paper ( newspaper etc ) is collected. Cardboard also.
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I'm new to Zurich city,
I've just moved into my own apartment.
I'm trying to figure out how to dispose of normal everyday rubbish.

I live in the 8008 area and if anyone could give me a pointer or two that would be appreciated.

What I do understand right now:
* Cardboard is picked up on a schedule

What I don't know:
* What is the normal size (is there one) of the garbage bag I should be using?
* Is it best to keep all my plastic containers (like water bottles) and dispose of them in the local Migros?
* Do I do the same with paper material?

Any pointers would be helpful (I'm fresh off the boat - from USA).
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