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Old 09.08.2011, 15:53
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Disposing old furniture

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We leaving switzerland for good and wanted to know what is the best way to dispose the old furniture we have in Winterthur. One way I know is to keep the same outside with abfall , but i think the limit is on size and weight. Is there any other option.
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We leaving switzerland for good and wanted to know what is the best way to dispose the old furniture we have in Winterthur. One way I know is to keep the same outside with abfall , but i think the limit is on size and weight. Is there any other option.
Yes!
http://www.freecycle.org/
(instead of filling landfill with rubbish, it goes to people who want/need them).
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Old 09.08.2011, 16:34
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http://yellow.local.ch/en/q/?what=Br...id=directories

http://yellow.local.ch/en/d/Winterth...erthur&start=4
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Old 09.08.2011, 19:56
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Re: Disposing old furniture

Why don't you try sticking it outside on the pavement with a 'Gratis' sign on it. If your town is anything like ours it won't be there for long.......hopefully
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Re: Disposing old furniture

Hiya, to confirm freecycle.org is a great for either giving stuff away or looking for stuff one might want. However would seriously suggest you set up a separate email account to use them, as you will get upteem emails each day, with Offered, wanted, received.
You do not give your details in the initial offer, ie. not phone number or full address, but should give indication of where you are, items, with furniture important to give measurements. Let people know convenient times to pick up, how many people it would be necesary to carry items. Then person will respond directly to the email you have quoted through Freecycle.
Hope all goes well for you.
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Hiya, to confirm freecycle.org is a great for either giving stuff away or looking for stuff one might want. However would seriously suggest you set up a separate email account to use them, as you will get upteem emails each day, with Offered, wanted, received.
You do not give your details in the initial offer, ie. not phone number or full address, but should give indication of where you are, items, with furniture important to give measurements. Let people know convenient times to pick up, how many people it would be necesary to carry items. Then person will respond directly to the email you have quoted through Freecycle.
Hope all goes well for you.
There's an option to receive only a "summary email"; plus it's not very active group in Switzerland
You need to activate the "email digest" which will regroup 25 emails in 1...
http://groups.freecycle.org/LaveenFreecycle/admin/777

But yeah anyway use a crap email inbox, as usual!
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Re: Disposing old furniture

You can also take it to the Salvation Army or the Brockihaus. Both usually offer some sort of pickup service, depending on the location.
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Re: Disposing old furniture

When we moved from the UK, we gave lots of stuff via our Freecycle group. Great to see who new owners of well loved and useful stuff was- like the young woman desperate for a trailer to start her gardening business- and who also took lots of pots and plants, so she was set to start her new dream.

Is Freecycle active in Switzerland?
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You can offer it through EF :-)
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When we moved from the UK, we gave lots of stuff via our Freecycle group. Great to see who new owners of well loved and useful stuff was- like the young woman desperate for a trailer to start her gardening business- and who also took lots of pots and plants, so she was set to start her new dream.

Is Freecycle active in Switzerland?
I think it is semi-active, depending on your area. I don't quite understand yahoo, as the freecycle I used back in the UK was set up on the site. It's such a great system, if anyone has any free time and a bit of passion for recycling stuff - then they should become active in it!

As biff said - put it on EF it's kind of a freecycle thing going on here too!
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Re: Disposing old furniture

well, I just had the same problem in the last two months. Alas, it takes time and EFFORT even to donate stuff; each object interests a different person (logically), some need shipping, others want only this and this but not that, goodwill is often closed in summer...depending on city/canton/area, the rules on disposing of large items change; just calling your rethaus may give you an answer. public library will take books, cds, dvds.
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give emmaus a call
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Re: Disposing old furniture

Try HIOB. They take all sorts of stuff and will collect too. Have a look at their website www.hiob.ch which is in German, French and English and see if they have a place near you.
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Re: Disposing old furniture

We have just moved from UK to Seen, Winterthur. We didn't take much over with us and so we are interested in the furniture you are leaving behind. please could you send details. Thanks Cathryn
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Why don't you try sticking it outside on the pavement with a 'Gratis' sign on it. If your town is anything like ours it won't be there for long.......hopefully
This is legal and not considered littering regardless o size?
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Re: Disposing old furniture

Hi Carthyrn
We have a green easy chair we no longer need, would you be interested?
It is quite green but put a throw over it and you cant see the green. Plus it is very comfy. Otherwise we will have to leave it out for disposal. We are in Embrach its really close to Winterthur. We dont need it anymore as we are moving to a different flat.
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Re: Disposing old furniture

The brockenhause come and collect it for free.
our commune also has 1 per year a bring and take action where you can bring all stuff that still can beused nand others can come and collect it for free
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This is legal and not considered littering regardless o size?
I presume if it's not taken you would have to find an alternative solution, but honestly it seems to be a perfectly acceptable way of getting rid of things here.
I once even saw two people with a flatbed truck driving round on a day when there was lots of 'gratis' objects and taking the lot...regardless of size!
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