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Old 07.06.2021, 15:36
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Anyway, this has been a productive discussion, thanks, all! I understand that technically I'm right, but it's best to drop it since it's clearly not dangerous.
Unfortunately it *is* a matter of safety, 13'000 fires in dwellings occur each year, causing 30-40 deaths and 200 inuries. Apparently 90% die from the fumes. The stairwell is the emergency escape and access route, carton is anything but helpful to that end. While it's common to have a few pairs of shoes per apartment dweller in front of each, carton and other rubbish are a different story altogether and IMHO unacceptable.
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Here's the general info about waste disposal:
https://www.bdm.bs.ch/Wohnen/basel-f...d-to-know.html

and here's the specific link about biological waste:
https://www.aue.bs.ch/abfaelle/haush...io-klappe.html
There, it says:
Momentan und in den nächsten Monaten gibt es keine Chipkarten zu kaufen. Interessierte Neukunden müssen sich gedulden.

Grundsätzlich beträgt der Preis einer Chipkarte 10.- Franken. Die Karte hat einen Chip, behandeln Sie sie wie eine Kreditkarte.

Ein Einwurf in die Bio-Klappe kostet 55 Rappen.
20 Einwürfe kosten 11.- Franken.
Die abbaubaren Beutel bekommen Sie gratis dazu.
At the moment, and for the next few months, there are no chip cards on sale. Interested new customers will have be wait.

Although I don't know for sure, I surmise that this either has something to do with Corona, or else the system is so successful that, for now, more people are contributing than there is capacity. Probably something like that.
Thanks a lot for the links. Amazing to see how sharing in this forum can support everyone!
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Old 07.06.2021, 17:50
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Hi there,

Last I posted here I got groaned at for being perhaps too Swiss, despite being an immigrant It was specifically about people recycling glass at night and causing noise. So now I'm trying to understand if my neighbors' behavior is reasonable or not, with regards to a different matter.

A select subset of my neighbors (about 3 households in a 14 household building) leave trash in common spaces. It's either trash bags overnight right at their apartment door, or (mostly) cardboard, for weeks at a time, in a common area near the elevator at the ground floor. They usually clear out the cardboard at the next collection day, but lately they slacked off even doing that. Even if they do, it looks like crap for many days and it's just inconsiderate.

But again, I've been called oversensitive before, so I'd rather get a neutral, crowdsourced opinion, as it were, before reaching out to Hauswart.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and opinions.
just set fire to it one night. the problem will solve itself one way or the other.

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Unfortunately it *is* a matter of safety, 13'000 fires in dwellings occur each year, causing 30-40 deaths and 200 inuries. Apparently 90% die from the fumes. The stairwell is the emergency escape and access route, carton is anything but helpful to that end. While it's common to have a few pairs of shoes per apartment dweller in front of each, carton and other rubbish are a different story altogether and IMHO unacceptable.
I was going to mention the fire hazard. There is a fire police that is in charge of making sure that buildings are fire safe and fire exits clear. Mention the issue to the Verwaltung, they will no doubt send a letter to everyone. See what happens...
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Perhaps the cardboard would be OK as long as it is packed neatly, then you have a goal to agree on.
Why can't they just take their excess cardboard to their local recycling centre - which are usually open a few times a week?

Cardboard will catch fire and burn irrespectively of whether it is neatly stacked or ad-hoc.
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Re: Is it acceptable to leave trash and cardboard in common spaces in the building?

Paste an anon message on their door late at night stating that their behavior is breaking the rules, is dangerous, and will be escalated if they continue with it.

That way you do not risk revenge on you yet address the issue.
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