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Old 06.02.2019, 14:32
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Re: Using another town's dechette

This dechetterie thing is a bit of a bugger. Our village facility is open for 3 hours on Saturday's only (or not at all on weeks where a Friday "bridge" day applies, so tough luck if you've got a lot of recycling and/or if you're away on the weekend).


I like going there - the chaps there are cheery and help me unload, other residents attending are cheery, its all very social and of course, very, very clean! However, they don't take paper, or milk bottles, or clean plastic packaging or a myriad of other things. It is very, very limited.


The dechetterie in the next village (10 minutes away, same kanton) takes close enough to everything - appliances, paper, old paint tins, building rubble, all sorts of plastic, timber, old furniture, the works. Ignorant of the rules, I used it for a year - and then the nice man there asked me where I lived.....tsk'd tsk'd me and warned me not to return. Naughty me - I just got my OH to do the recycling there, in our other car. Turns out the staff had started investigating actual addresses linked to vehicle number plates so quickly realised that my OH was from another village, and he was warned off too.


So I toddled to my local Germeinde, asking if I could pay extra to use the better facility. No go. I directly asked the same of the Germeinde of the village with the great dechetterie. No go.


So now I have to drive to a different kanton altogether, to a privately owned industrial recycling facility, and pay by weight for all the stuff I want to trash that isn't taken my my limited village dechetterie and that cannot go into the garbage bag. I now have to include all my plastic in garbage bags (we used to only use 1 per fortnight for our household given the extent of our recycling, but the plastic means we're now using 2 per week) And I have to store all the paper in my cellar (fire hazard in a chalet house), and wait for the school kids to come collect it twice a year (fundraising drive) because we're told not to put it in our garbage bags and not to burn it.


All these limitations are irksome. First world problem though I guess.
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Re: Using another town's dechette

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They shouldn't be and they are not.
They are in the town where we live and the town where we have a rustico.

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Re: Using another town's dechette

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they don't take ... milk bottles, or clean plastic packaging
We have a special reycyling bag for plastic and it is all collected.
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They are in the town where we live and the town where we have a rustico.
But every municipality (even in Ticino) basically still has its own rules and rates concerning refuse collection. I think this is true nationwide. Of course there may be similarities.
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