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Old 29.05.2017, 16:55
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Recently moved from London

Hello! The husband and I moved to Zurich a few months ago. We're originally from the States but spent the last 5 years in London. We've navigated most of the move-in process well thanks to all the info from the forum!

That said, I've managed a speeding ticket, an insurance policy rejection and good yelling at from the garbage police this week, so I clearly have more forum-stalking to do.

Thanks for all the help,
Meg
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Old 29.05.2017, 17:14
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Re: Recently moved from London

Pay the speeding ticket soon, - most of us get at least one a year - it's a form of taxation on the careless! If you forget to pay, or pay after the date shown, the ticket is passed to a judge and then the fun and extra charges begin!

The insurance needs to be sorted out quickly too: without cover the result can be expensive.

The garbage police: look on the website for your village/town. We are obliged to re-cycle nearly everything, and free collections are made only on certain days, and don't put the rubbish out before 7 am on the relevant day. The special pre-paid bags for household rubbish are sold at the supermarket check-out points.

Often the village/town has a re-cycling center, open at restricted times, where you can take most of your "sorted" rubbish, bottles, cans, paper etc.

If you want to get to heaven, you need to learn the rules. The enviromental fine for leaving the wrong rubbish in a bag, on the sidewalk at the wrong time, is quite eye watering! Maybe that is why he was shouting at you?
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Hello! The husband and I moved to Zurich a few months ago. We're originally from the States but spent the last 5 years in London. We've navigated most of the move-in process well thanks to all the info from the forum!

That said, I've managed a speeding ticket, an insurance policy rejection and good yelling at from the garbage police this week, so I clearly have more forum-stalking to do.

Thanks for all the help,
Meg
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Looks like you've done the deeds and from now one it can only get better
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Nice intro! Welcome to the forum.
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Pay the speeding ticket soon, - most of us get at least one a year - it's a form of taxation on the careless! If you forget to pay, or pay after the date shown, the ticket is passed to a judge and then the fun and extra charges begin!

The insurance needs to be sorted out quickly too: without cover the result can be expensive.

The garbage police: look on the website for your village/town. We are obliged to re-cycle nearly everything, and free collections are made only on certain days, and don't put the rubbish out before 7 am on the relevant day. The special pre-paid bags for household rubbish are sold at the supermarket check-out points.

Often the village/town has a re-cycling center, open at restricted times, where you can take most of your "sorted" rubbish, bottles, cans, paper etc.

If you want to get to heaven, you need to learn the rules. The enviromental fine for leaving the wrong rubbish in a bag, on the sidewalk at the wrong time, is quite eye watering! Maybe that is why he was shouting at you?
Grudgingly paid the fine. Not interested in introducing myself to the local magistrate anytime soon. They've been nice enough to extend my insurance deadline until August, at which time I'm sure I'll be billed retroactively to my arrival date.

I'm not sure why the gp was shouting at me....Maybe he was just saying "good morning" in angry-sounding German or I didn't use the right colour string for the paper bundle. Or he was distressed about my injudicious choice of yoga pants for the morning walk. Fair. I'll know more after my German classes start next week.

Heaven isn't looking likely for me, is it.

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Re: Recently moved from London

Ooh, the recycling is quite a wake-up call for us foreigners. It's very strict and by the books, but after a little while you get the hang of it and get used to it. There's a Zürich city page that explains it all, just google something along the lines of recycling Zürich etc, should easily find.
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