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Dechetterie rules for "incineration" ?

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I was at the local dechetterie throwing some cardboard, etc. and I threw some plastic sheets from furniture packaging in the "for incineration" section.

There were loads of black bin bags (non-taxed) and general mix of everything.... I was thinking, since general waste is usually taxed (with the 2CHF bags), what are the rules for disposing of waste in an untaxed bag at the dechetterie?
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Re: Dechetterie rules for "incineration" ?

The rules here are that it has to be items 50cm or larger which don’t fit into a taxed bag.
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The rules here are that it has to be items 50cm or larger which don’t fit into a taxed bag.
That is the theory, in practice one throws whatever one wants to get rid of in the car and drives up and gets rid of it all, pay for the weight and all are happy.
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That is the theory, in practice one throws whatever one wants to get rid of in the car and drives up and gets rid of it all, pay for the weight and all are happy.
Here there was not a "pay for the weight" policy...it's all free (well, we pay the highest taxes in Switzerland of course ).

But it was definitely full of any old stuff that people wanted to throw
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Re: Dechetterie rules for "incineration" ?

We used to have a free-for-all in the "d'objets encombrants" bin .. Previously a 110l black bag met the requirement of being over 50cm :-)

But they are alot more strict now and have introduced a "no bags" policy. I guess it was being abused.
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There is no pay per weight system here.

The reality here is that you try to sneak your stuff into the ‘Encombrants’ skip when the employees are not looking. There is a no black bags policy with a notice to that effect next to the skip.
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There is no pay per weight system here.

The reality here is that you try to sneak your stuff into the ‘Encombrants’ skip when the employees are not looking. There is a no black bags policy with a notice to that effect next to the skip.
Yeah .. We used to have a nice old lady who sat there knitting ..

Now we have 3 gentlemen who are very helpful in telling us exactly where everything goes - or does not go.
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Re: Dechetterie rules for "incineration" ?

Ah, here in Zürich we pay per weight, tho each year every household gets 4 coupons for each 100kg free disposal (or part of 100kg)

And sneaking in stuff.. well maybe I've been going the wrong times but way to much employees. (I also don't have the need to tho)
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Re: Dechetterie rules for "incineration" ?

Thanks for the info....at my local one, there is no sign stating anything about bags and the employees there don't seem to mind anything...must be unique
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