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Rubbish police in Zuerich

Hi! I'm new in Zurich, and during my job relocation, I lived in a hotel for one month. During my period in the hotel, I used "common" black trash bags, offered by the hotel. In my new house, I continued to use black bags for the first week because I didn't know about the Zurick trash bags (white), and the dumpster was empty the first time (two white bags). Now I started to use Zurich bags (white), but I have used the wrong bag one or two times (I don't remember). I would like to know what I am risking now because I am not sure. If there is a fine, what is usually the amount? Am I risking the prison?
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Old 05.04.2021, 17:19
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100 francs + VAT if they check and can trace it.

No prison for a first offence or a first post
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Not sure what you'd risk getting for calling the police rubbish, though. ;-)
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Re: Rubbish police in Zuerich

Thank you! I am quite panicked because I have read some threads on this forum, and recycling is serious matter for Swiss people. Now I have downloaded an app, so I should do all right, I hope.
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Old 05.04.2021, 17:43
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It's not recycling that's a serious matter. It's the not paying for your rubbish to be taken away. You can stuff your pay for rubbish sacks with paper and PET if you want. No one will mind.
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It's not recycling that's a serious matter. It's the not paying for your rubbish to be taken away. You can stuff your pay for rubbish sacks with paper and PET if you want. No one will mind.
I will!
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OK, apart tree-hugging beardy sandal wearing greenie hippy environmentalist types. Maybe...
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I tried PET recycling, but Fido would not sit still while I shoved him into the hole at the supermarket.
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Re: Rubbish police in Zuerich

When recycling anything, make sure you have your materials properly separated and NO way of identifying who you are.

The rubbish police may find a paper with you name on it between the cardboard... beware!
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