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nuancer 04.08.2016 18:19

Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
So I bought the big green bin, went to the Gemeinde, checked the dates, filled lovely bin with grass cuttings and compost and dragged it up to collection point to park next to the others.
This pm, went to fetch it and it's still full.
What did I do wrong?

Simeon 04.08.2016 18:37

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
I would assume you neglected the appropriate "green garbage" stamps . I'm not sure what color they are in Zürich, but they seem to be required in every Commune / Gemeinde I know. Alternatively , one can pay a yearly fee which would allow your container to be emptied without these stamps, but rather with a single yearly stamp or label displayed permanently on said container.
I hope this is of use.

JagWaugh 04.08.2016 18:42

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nuancer (Post 2634164)
So I bought the big green bin, went to the Gemeinde, checked the dates, filled lovely bin with grass cuttings and compost and dragged it up to collection point to park next to the others.
This pm, went to fetch it and it's still full.
What did I do wrong?

Did you register your container with the Gemeinde and pay for the pickup?

German link:
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/...ml#contenttabs

Sbrinz 04.08.2016 19:32

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
Surprisingly, grass cuttings are not welcome, as they need some manpower to get them to compost well.

ivank 13.08.2016 22:53

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Simeon (Post 2634170)
but they seem to be required in every Commune / Gemeinde I know

This is free in whole Horgen district just south of Zurich, i.e. included in base tariff paid with NK.

Belgianmum 13.08.2016 23:04

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 2634184)
Surprisingly, grass cuttings are not welcome, as they need some manpower to get them to compost well.

It says grass cuttings go in the garden waste bin, they are mentioned specifically.
We always put ours in the green bin and it gets collected every week.

nuancer 13.09.2016 17:23

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
Thanks for all the advice! Turns out I need a specific bin (Landi) so the machine can pick it up, don't need to pay any extra, and grass cuttings, compost, branches, leaves and everything is taken away. Guess much varies from gemeinde to kanton, etc. Appreciate all the tips so thank you!

Belgianmum 13.09.2016 17:30

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nuancer (Post 2656449)
Thanks for all the advice! Turns out I need a specific bin (Landi) so the machine can pick it up, don't need to pay any extra, and grass cuttings, compost, branches, leaves and everything is taken away. Guess much varies from gemeinde to kanton, etc. Appreciate all the tips so thank you!

They changed the lorries used for collecting the waste here last year and some of the bins were no longer able to be emptied so the owners had to go out and buy new ones.

A simple solution but one that you need to know about.

Guest 13.09.2016 18:14

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nuancer (Post 2656449)
Thanks for all the advice! Turns out I need a specific bin (Landi) so the machine can pick it up, don't need to pay any extra, and grass cuttings, compost, branches, leaves and everything is taken away. Guess much varies from gemeinde to kanton, etc. Appreciate all the tips so thank you!

You might want to ask either the place where you bought your (now unusable) bin or the place where you were informed of which bin you need what you could do with your unusable bin. Or sell it on here - maybe someone can use a green bin...;)
Or - keep it and write TIS on it :D

TobiasM 28.07.2020 11:24

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
Does anyone know of a company that will remove and dispose of green waste in Zurich? It’s too much to fit or breakdown for the green container. Between 5 and 8 cubic meters.

Cheers T

Urs Max 28.07.2020 21:02

Re: Recycling garden waste ZH - is it me?
 
What about Grün Zürich?

Their pickup of loose stuff starts with 2m2. Mind the requirements.


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