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Bin for leftovers and paper

I searched the internet thoroughly, even the abfall.ch, but I can't find anything that tells me in which bin should I put the leftovers, and the paper (not carton).

Could anyone tell me where should I put the leftovers and the paper?
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Re: Bin for leftovers and paper

Perhaps it depends on where you live, but we live in an apartment in the canton of Zurich, and the leftovers (food waste) goes into a compost bin that is located near the other garbage bins outside. For paper/cardboard, we have to bundle that up once per month and leave it outside on the designated day (always a Saturday morning here), to then be picked up people with a truck.
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Re: Bin for leftovers and paper

You can bring it to a Oekihof:

https://www.real-luzern.ch/abfall/sa...len/oekihoefe/
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Perhaps it depends on where you live, but we live in an apartment in the canton of Zurich, and the leftovers (food waste) goes into a compost bin that is located near the other garbage bins outside. For paper/cardboard, we have to bundle that up once per month and leave it outside on the designated day (always a Saturday morning here), to then be picked up people with a truck.
Is it the green bin where the leafovers (food waste) should be? Because I have found that the green bin is for branches.
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Is it the green bin where the leafovers (food waste) should be? Because I have found that the green bin is for branches.
No, the green bin is also for food waste (and leaves etc from the garden)
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Re: Bin for leftovers and paper

paper is collected in zurich

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/...skalender.html

Cartons will be collected every 2 weeks from 2021

For bio rubbish there is a "Bio Ganzjahesabo " or a Bio Saison Abo (collection once a week).

If you have only leftovers from the regular cooking, put it in the normal trash(in bags), so they don't smell so fast.
The trash will be burned in zurich.

Collect oil from the cooking process and bring it to a collection site you will find under the link :

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/...icht.html#8052
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No, the green bin is also for food waste (and leaves etc from the garden)
OP should double-check with the muni. Ours is for food waste such as veggie scraps and bread as well as for garden stuff like leaves/branches. But there's a sign on the bin that says no bones or meat and by the way you're on camera.
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No, the green bin is also for food waste (and leaves etc from the garden)
But I guess you mean what's left over from veggies after being prepared (can't find an English term for "Gemüse rüsten" ).
OP seems to talk about left over food. That contains anything and - if put in our green container - end up a right mess.

edit: I see, 3Wishes already brought that up.
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I searched the internet thoroughly, even the abfall.ch, but I can't find anything that tells me in which bin should I put the leftovers, and the paper (not carton).

Could anyone tell me where should I put the leftovers and the paper?
In addition to the Ökihöfe mentioned above, this page https://www.real-luzern.ch/abfall/sa...nst/allgemein/ gives an overview of what should go in which bin in Luzern, and this page tells you what they collect on which day, street by street.

The bin colours on the first linked page are not universal though, I don't remember ever having seen a yellow bin in Luzern. In my street, paper is simply bundled up and put outside on the designated days, while general waste and cardboard are both in (separate) black bins.
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Re: Bin for leftovers and paper

It all changes so much from Gemeinde/Commune.


In many Romandie regions, people have to buy Gemeinde/Commune official refuse bags, and take all recycling to official recycling points. And where we live, we have NO bins, and NO refuse collection whatsoever- and pay by weight, with a Commune refuse 'credit' card- and it works really well.
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