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Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

I'm new here. I have just finished unpacking loads of stuff and am left with tons of cardboard and stuffing material.

My question is not about the cardboard - that's fine.

But what do I do with the padding material that I now have to dispose of? These are not your regular nice- sized, writing paper or newspaper that will bundle up neatly, nicely and tied with string.
These are more like... really thin pieces of paper that have been crumpled to fit into tight corners, etc. My guess is if I leave it out for collection and it is NOT bundled with string in the uniform style, it will be rejected.

I really dont mind taking my padding material to a centre and dropping it off. But so far I have found recycling centres that specialise in taking cardboard, glass, wood, blahblah - with really STRICT rules and what they take and probably will not take my padding material.

Does anyone here know of a place that I can dispose of the padding material that I have? Thanks much.
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Old 31.07.2011, 20:27
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I'm new here. I have just finished unpacking loads of stuff and am left with tons of cardboard and stuffing material.

My question is not about the cardboard - that's fine.

But what do I do with the padding material that I now have to dispose of? These are not your regular nice- sized, writing paper or newspaper that will bundle up neatly, nicely and tied with string.
These are more like... really thin pieces of paper that have been crumpled to fit into tight corners, etc. My guess is if I leave it out for collection and it is NOT bundled with string in the uniform style, it will be rejected.

I really dont mind taking my padding material to a centre and dropping it off. But so far I have found recycling centres that specialise in taking cardboard, glass, wood, blahblah - with really STRICT rules and what they take and probably will not take my padding material.

Does anyone here know of a place that I can dispose of the padding material that I have? Thanks much.
i de-crumpled and bundled it without problem.
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Re: Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

OH yeah, negected to mention that I am in Zurich area so anywhere within the vicinity would be no problem for me to get to. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 31.07.2011, 20:42
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Re: Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

My moving company said that they would return at a later date to retrieve boxes and packing materials. Perhaps yours will provide a similar service.
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Does anyone here know of a place that I can dispose of the padding material that I have? Thanks much.
Ticino, next time you come here on vacation?

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Old 31.07.2011, 22:13
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Re: Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

Search for Abfallsammelhof or something similar in the area...they'll take it straight into a skip without bundling
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Old 31.07.2011, 22:17
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Re: Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

I use those same packing boxes to put all kinds of paper/carboard packaging into (flat and crumpled), then seal them up with packing tape and take them down to my dump to go in our paper container. We had so many boxes when we moved I'm still using them up after 13 years.
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Squash it into a some Migro or COOP paper shoping bags ... that's what I did/do ... and then cut the handles to tie it all together.
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Re: Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

Thanks for asking this question, I recycled my boxes thru the forum - there's always someone who needs them, but 9 months on still have 3 black binbags full and really can't face flattening a gazlion sheets out to bundle. Or maybe I have to...
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Re: Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

Hi, on the above topic,
does anyone know if I can get away with bundled paper like this?
My patience for flattening the paper is wearing thin.
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Hi, on the above topic,
does anyone know if I can get away with bundled paper like this?
My patience for flattening the paper is wearing thin.
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Looks to be tied up and all good, but if its too "poofy" try stacking some books on it overnight to force the air out from between the sheets.
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Re: Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

Move to Ticino, anything remotely resembling paper or cardboard is considered paper here.

Some people even seem to think the styrofoam is paper!

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Old 01.03.2013, 15:18
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Hi, on the above topic,
does anyone know if I can get away with bundled paper like this?
My patience for flattening the paper is wearing thin.
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You may have to appear in court because of not making a proper Swiss bundle
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You may have to appear in court because of not making a proper Swiss bundle
. Well if my mattress hadn't just arrived I may have had to use them as a bed, I'm sure that would have help squeeze them into compliance.
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Move to Ticino, anything remotely resembling paper or cardboard is considered paper here.

Some people even seem to think the styrofoam is paper!

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Lol saw some styrofoam rolling down the street like tumble weed after the last paper collection.
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does anyone know if I can get away with bundled paper like this?
My patience for flattening the paper is wearing thin.
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Looks good. I live in Basel and I had a lot of that stuff as well.
Just don't put it outside the night before if it's raining or chance of rain, as it will result in a soggy mess and probably fall apart ... the collection guys will get upset.

As for the topic of using the paper grocery bags I've had no problems but again I think this again comes down to the rain factor, i.e. if you put it outside and it gets wet then it will end up in a soggy mess and fall apart whereas the string tied bundles tend to stay together even when wet .. I guess you could put string around the bag for extra safety ... a bit like belt and braces!
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Re: Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

I put all my paper and small bits of card in Marktkauf paper bags and dump them outside (under shelter, so they won't get wet). Never had any not taken.

Boxes either get jumped up and down on, and left folded as best as possible, or else are left unfolded and I put everyone else's paper bags/bundles etc in the box. Again, never had it left behind.

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Can I put shredded documents in a paper bag? Is that allowed? Everythign is paper.
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I do and never had a problem
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Re: Recycling paper - is this considered "paper"?!

When I posted my pile of packing paper, I had no shortage of people asking for them. Just need to de-crumple it into a neat looking pile. I had 88 moving boxes, so you can imagine how tall a pile mine was.

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