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What do you pay for garbage disposal?

Just had a letter from the commune, blah blah about recycling etc.. and that the annual fee for our family of 4 will be ~350.-

I think itís pretty high considering ;
A. We have no garbage collection at all, we must take everything to the dump, open 3 x 3 hours per week.
B: they are very strict at the dump, everything inspected and many things must go in a tax bag..

Whatís your experience?
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Old 25.08.2020, 21:22
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Re: What do you pay for garbage disposal?

We pay an annual fee of 135 chf for a family if three.
We have a general rubbish collection once per week and green waste collection also once per week.
We also have a paper collection once per month.
The general rubbish has to go in taxed rubbish bags so obviously we pay for those on top of the annual fee.

350chf sounds extortionate for what you get to me.
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Old 25.08.2020, 21:30
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Re: What do you pay for garbage disposal?

2 francs for 35l, so we pay maybe 120 francs per year, as we only have one bag a week normally. Any 35l bag will do.

Family of four adults.
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Re: What do you pay for garbage disposal?

Ah ... wouldn't you love to be back in Eysins with Boom-Boom at the Dechetterie. They still have that compactor for 'clean rubbish, clean plastic, etc' which certainly reduces the size of the kitchen waste we put in the bin every week.

Mind you the kittens are sh*tting and pe*ing as if it was an international competition. We had 35l plus 17l of cat debris this week ...

Oh, and having a Hotbin has helped reduce as well.
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Re: What do you pay for garbage disposal?

do you have space for a compost? Our current cat never uses a tray during Spring to late autumn - but when we had an older cat that used a tray, we switched to wood pellets - the kind sold in big bags for wood pellet burners. It smells nice, and we remove the poos and then put the rest in the composts, layering with grass cuttings and garden prunings- works great and saves a bomb.
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Old 25.08.2020, 22:18
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Ah ... wouldn't you love to be back in Eysins with Boom-Boom at the Dechetterie. They still have that compactor for 'clean rubbish, clean plastic, etc' which certainly reduces the size of the kitchen waste we put in the bin every week.

Mind you the kittens are sh*tting and pe*ing as if it was an international competition. We had 35l plus 17l of cat debris this week ...

Oh, and having a Hotbin has helped reduce as well.
Ahh yes... To be back in Eysins.. The guys were so helpful and stuff was common sense..

Here it's terrible.. For example i had two old bags of cement which had gone hard, the cement was allowed to go in the "inert" dumpster.. but not the paper bags.. Those had to come off and go in a tax bag.. not the paper bin because they were dirty.

I don't think this encourages anything other than sticking everything in the tax bags or fly-tipping.
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do you have space for a compost? Our current cat never uses a tray during Spring to late autumn - but when we had an older cat that used a tray, we switched to wood pellets - the kind sold in big bags for wood pellet burners. It smells nice, and we remove the poos and then put the rest in the composts, layering with grass cuttings and garden prunings- works great and saves a bomb.
Perhaps as the kittens mature. They are still indoor cats for the time being. But that will change.
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Re: What do you pay for garbage disposal?

I think we pay CHF92 for 2 of us plus we also have rubbish bags we have to pay for CHF17.50 for a roll of 10 bags. Recycling stuff we have to take to the dechetterie ourselves, but don't need to go that often.
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Perhaps as the kittens mature. They are still indoor cats for the time being. But that will change.

the wood pellets would work perfectly for the kittens now- and then composted.
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Re: What do you pay for garbage disposal?

CHF 80 per year/apartment and CHF 1.70 for a 35 l bag.
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Re: What do you pay for garbage disposal?

We pay 99.90 CHF per person per year, fixed fee plus 2 CHF (standard VD) per bag. The 99.90 CHF was fixed as being the highest the commune could charge as a fee and so get all the tax-free diplomats to pay. Anything higher would be a tax and they would be exempt.
The lawyers amongst you can go away and debate what the distinction between a fee and a tax is. For normal human beings, i.e. non-diplomats, there isn't any.
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the wood pellets would work perfectly for the kittens now- and then composted.
You can compost wood pellets? Iíve seen so-called compostable litter in the shops butI donít see wood as working.
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You can compost wood pellets? Iíve seen so-called compostable litter in the shops butI donít see wood as working.
The wood pellets are perfectly fine to put in the compost, theyíre basically compressed sawdust.
We use them but our cat uses his litter tray so rarely I canít remember the last time we had to buy any. The only time he uses it is if thereís snow on the ground, for some reason he doesnít seem to like going outside in the snow.
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Re: What do you pay for garbage disposal?

Indeed- it works really well. The key is not to put in layers which are too deep- so about 5-10 cms max, then layer with green material- lawn cuttings, etc. It makes it so so much cheaper if you have to pay for bags or by weight as in some places.
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Re: What do you pay for garbage disposal?

Getting rid of oversize and non recyclable objects has cost our Commune 400.- per inhabitant this year. Well cost us. Perhaps you should ask for the figures from your region.

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