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Old 11.03.2020, 09:12
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Contents of the green bin

Hi All,

Can I just confirm my understanding that the contents of the green bin are composted? We have discovered a brand of completely biodegradable/compostable nappies - and want to make sure the waste is properly treated (and we're disposing correctly).

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This changes from Commune to Commune- so you really need to ask Lausanne if the nappies are allowed in composting.
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Re: Contents of the green bin

Definitely need to ask your commune, but I seriously doubt any commune would accept poo as compost.
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with very high heat composting, poo is not the problem. In fact here, green materials are mixed with manure to produce bio gas which is used to heat part of the community. The compost is then available for local tax payers for free once a year in Spring. The problem is that they still contain some non compostable materials like velcro, etc.

Probably more ecological for them to go into incineration plant - as, thank goodness- Switzerland has no landfill. But of course that means they you pay more as they take space in your paying bag- and even more so in areas like ours, where you pay by weight.

If you have a garden- maybe you could get a large compost bin and mix layers of the nappies with plenty of green materials and prunings, etc- but it could attract vermin.

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Re: Contents of the green bin

call them, I wouldn't try without asking first https://www.lausanne.ch/vie-pratique...r-dechets.html
I don't think they would allow it, I doubt compost logistics are set up in a way to be able to handle potentially dangerous human products (e.g. coronavirus also spreads through fecal matter).
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