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Re: Recycling in General

I asked about this at the local community a few weeks back. The PET bottles which are acceptable for recycling in Pratteln, at least, are only the ones that have a drinks-bottle symbol to the left of the circular recycling logo. The recycling sign minus a drinks sign may mean something more in distant lands such as Germany, but not in BL.

My main reason for my visit was to ask about Garden refuse. I am cursed by a small garden, which I never sit in - it's overlooked on all sides and I wouldn't feel confortable sitting there and taking in the ambience or whatever - but it does grow at an alarming rate. In principle, we should save our garden refuse and recyclable kitchen waste in special green bins which could be emptied fortnightly. However, you have to have a season ticket (or at least a last half of season ticket) to do so; Otherwise you can just treat garden/kitchen compostables as normal domestic waste at 2.50/35l. I'd like to do the right thing, but my garden is on the opposite side of the building to where the collection is made. I wouldn't mind freeloading neighbours sticking garden waste into my bin if made on the night before the collection, but then I'm not sure about having to remember to wheel it though my flat, to get to the collection point, and then wheel it back again, at the appropriate moments etc. It's a dilemma
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Recycling paper

I have a lot of paper for recycling - too much to be tied up and left outside.

Can I take it to the Entsorgungshof in Zürich?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Recycling in General

Neither private individuals nor companies can. According to page 7 of the guideline linked here, you can call ERZ to pick it up. This however costs 18.30 Fr./container or 32.30 Fr./m^3. If you have to dispose of such a quantity regularly you can tell ERZ to empty your container on the normal pickup days. In this case it's free again...
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Re: Recycling in General

Thanks for the advice.

So I can imagine a long day with lots of string ahead of me...

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If you could wait a day or two, you could put up a Social Event for Newbies, ex-pats searching for jobs, Trailing Spouses, Mums and not-too-small-tots... an ideal opportunity to meet with other English speakers and at the same time do something for the environment and er.. Mr Diem.
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Thanks for the advice.

So I can imagine a long day with lots of string ahead of me...
If you're not sure as to which day you are to put the paper out to be collected in your area go to the following link, enter your street, material to be collected and then click on Kalender anzeigen to see the dates.

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/internet...gkalender.html
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I have a lot of paper for recycling - too much to be tied up and left outside.

Can I take it to the Entsorgungshof in Zürich?

Thanks in advance!
Paper and cardboard you can take to Rautistrasse 20 (if I remember correctly. I called ERZ and they told me this). You can just go there and deposit paper and cardboard however you want, tied or not. It is free and they are open everyday from 8-18 or something like that.
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I'd check again before I manhandled all my paper into something and took it down though...
As Nathu said - the Homepage, under the Heading
"Sie bringen" and "Papier und Karton" it says "kein Angebot".

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I know, but this is a private company, with some connection to Stadt Zürich. I have been there myself twice already and it is really convenient. Although, I cannot remember the exact address, but it is Rautistrasse something. Call ERZ and they will tell you, that's how I found out about this place.
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Re: Recycling in General

Hi,

I have an iron board made of wood which I want to throw away...where shall I leave it?I looked up in my personal recycling calendar but I didn't find a place where it could fit...

thanks for your suggestions!!
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I have some large pieces of cardboard that I got when they delivered my bed from IKEA- Does anyone know where can I get rid of/recycle them in Basel?
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Re: Recycling in General

Natachika recently started a lovely page all for Newcomers to Basel here.

Unfortunately, the site you need is in German. However here is the page you'll have to click if you know which Zone you are in. It then tells you when your cardboard (Karton) would be collected.

Specifically for cardboard – here you can just put your road in.

If you want to get rid of things more quickly, here is the page with the addresses of the two recycling parks on.

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If it's from just one bed, there's not all that much cardboard to dispose of ... certainly not more than the regular paper collection truck can cope with. I'd put it out on whatever day your regular paper recycling pickup occurs.
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IKEA have recycling points for their packaging, in store.
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If it's from just one bed, there's not all that much cardboard to dispose of ... certainly not more than the regular paper collection truck can cope with. I'd put it out on whatever day your regular paper recycling pickup occurs.
I presume 22 yards posted off his reply without seeing mine.

Where I live, cardboard will NOT be collected together with the newspapers whether there is room in the vehicle or not. In some villages round Basel, one week newspaper is collected, next week cartons. In Basel both collections do indeed take place on the same day, so the advice was OK but the reasoning wasn't.

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Thanks! I now know I'm in Zone F and when to put the cardboard out. I hope it's OK to just dump it by the bins the evening before collection day...
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I presume 22 yards posted off his reply without seeing mine.

Where I live, cardboard will NOT be collected together with the newspapers whether there is room in the vehicle or not. In some villages round Basel, one week newspaper is collected, next week cartons. In Basel both collections do indeed take place on the same day, so the advice was OK but the reasoning wasn't.
Actually I did miss your point about determining when the recycling pick-up day is.

In my little slice of Basel-Landschaft, in one of the "villages round Basel", paper and cardboard are collected together, but only once a month.

It just depends ... !
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Thanks! I now know I'm in Zone F and when to put the cardboard out. I hope it's OK to just dump it by the bins the evening before collection day...
See if you can find the "rules" listed for paper and cardboard collection. In some areas you have to tie your recycling into bundles of a certain maximum size. I don't know about the cardboard, whether you have to cut it down or something ... best to check in advance.
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I know, and as soon as you think you've got it sorted, they change the rules!
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Oh dear me, no sir. That just won't do at all.


Are you sitting comfortably, then I'll begin. (Listen with Mother - anno circa 1955)

Here is the 'rubbish' booklet to tell you what you are supposed to do with your rubbish of various types in Baselstadt. I kid you not, it is 100 pages long!

Cardboard - pages 46 and 88.
Rough translation thereof:
It should be put ready at the earliest on the evening prior to collection from 19.00 onwards - easily visible at the roadside.

Cardboard > bundled, tied with string, (tragfähig> so that it can be carried). NOT stuck together with sticky tape; NOT in carrier bags.
Newspapers > bundled, tied with string, separate from Cardboard. NOT stuck together with sticky tape; NOT in carrier bags

Pictures on page 46 of booklet shows how it shouldn't be done; on page 88 they show you how it should be done.
As far as I can see, they don't mention specific size, but the bundles they show don't look all that big and it uses less string and holds together better if you can make the bundle more cube-shaped.
Amount > up to 1/2 m3 for free! Calling MathNut - how much is that in real size?

And it doesn't matter if it gets wet! (they mention this specifically!)

There's a bit about special 'Wiga' containers which can be used for the above, with special stickers and everything still separate... but we won't go into that at the moment.
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I love the careful separation of newspapers and cardboard, and all this string-tying. All my neighbours do it: paper here in neat bundles, cardboard there in neat bundles.

Then the recycling truck comes along, a guy hops off and throws ALL the neat bundles together into the one space in the truck. Then he throws in all the loose bits of cardboard and open boxes full of paper that I've left out.
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