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Disposing of dead plants


Hey guys,

Sorry if this has already been discussed, i've tried searching for this kindof topic and nothing has really come up.

Due to the bitter winter, two of my plants have died

They are now just lingering on my balcony looking extremely sad anddepressing.

Do any of you know where i can dispose of them? The height of them are about5ft ish but obviously extremely thin. Not sure if i should just put them out onthe side when it comes to bin day or if there is a certain day to put them outor somewhere in particular i have to dispose of them?

I live in Basel stadt 4058 so if anyone has any tips it would be very much appreciated!


Note to self - never leave plants outside in swiss winter again!!
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Old 11.04.2012, 13:01
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

Look on the website of your Gemeinde, they often have green collection days, or composting places which accept dead green stuff.

Composting centre is in Talstrasse 99, 4144 Arlesheim http://www.stadtgaertnerei.bs.ch/kom...ungsanlage.htm
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

If you put your address in here it will direct you to your waste collection calendar: http://www.tiefbauamt.bs.ch/dienstle...zonensuche.htm

From there you can see the "green" collection days.
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

Hi, would you know the website for Zurich city? I live in Zurich and am wondering how to dispose my plants on the balcony... Thanks!
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

Hi guys,

Does anyone know the dead potted plants disposal rules for Zurich?
We have 4 potted trees that unfortunately didn't make it through the last winter. they stand in the corner of the balcony and remind us that we still don't know our way around.)

They are pretty big about 4.5 ft and are in big plastic pots.

Would appreciate any information on the subject.


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Hi guys,
Does anyone know the dead potted plants disposal rules for Zurich?
We have 4 potted trees that unfortunately didn't make it through the last winter. they stand in the corner of the balcony and remind us that we still don't know our way around.)

They are pretty big about 4.5 ft and are in big plastic pots.

Would appreciate any information on the subject.
This is something that cleary sucks in Zurich. You more or less have to use the usual bags because there are no containers just for this "green stuff" right now.
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

Thanks, Pinocchio. I cannot imagine though how much mess it is to try to cut them up and stick them in regular garbage bags??!! They are big bushy trees((

And considering the fact that the country is so big on recycling there surely must be a way to do it otherwise.

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Hi guys,

Does anyone know the dead potted plants disposal rules for Zurich?
We have 4 potted trees that unfortunately didn't make it through the last winter. they stand in the corner of the balcony and remind us that we still don't know our way around.)

They are pretty big about 4.5 ft and are in big plastic pots.

Would appreciate any information on the subject.
You could try selling them.
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

None of my balcony plants survived the combination of crossing the Röstigraben, exchanging a south-facing balcony for a west-facing one and the very cold winter.

I put them all in big dustbin bags, drove out into the forest and dumped the dead plants and earth there. I have no idea if this is allowed (probably not), but it's only earth being dumped on more earth after all...
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

Sandgrounder, I am willing to donate them to you)) I am generous like that)


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None of my balcony plants survived the combination of crossing the Röstigraben, exchanging a south-facing balcony for a west-facing one and the very cold winter.

I put them all in big dustbin bags, drove out into the forest and dumped the dead plants and earth there. I have no idea if this is allowed (probably not), but it's only earth being dumped on more earth after all...
That's a good solution... Don't know if it's allowed but who cares. If it's your fathers ashes, it's okay, but regarding plants I don't know.
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

If they are really big, you may need to phone a gardening service to pick them and dispose of them. Otherwise, if you have a van, you can load them up and take them to a recycling center, like the Tueffi, in Adliswil. Ask your Gemeinde for the recycling center for Gruengut.
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

Stephen_NE, thanks for sharing. That is definitely one of the options. )

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None of my balcony plants survived the combination of crossing the Röstigraben, exchanging a south-facing balcony for a west-facing one and the very cold winter.

I put them all in big dustbin bags, drove out into the forest and dumped the dead plants and earth there. I have no idea if this is allowed (probably not), but it's only earth being dumped on more earth after all...
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Definitely a no no, sorry. And if you get caught, it will be expensive My dad was fined 250CHF once for dropping his dried out Christmas tree in the country.
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

Susan57, thank you for the information. Do you know by any chance it it's going to be expensive to use the gardeners services?

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If they are really big, you may need to phone a gardening service to pick them and dispose of them. Otherwise, if you have a van, you can load them up and take them to a recycling center, like the Tueffi, in Adliswil. Ask your Gemeinde for the recycling center for Gruengut.
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Re: Disposing of dead plants

Odile, thanks, I definitely did hear a lot of this kind of stories and I don't think I am as brave as Stephen_NE. So I have realistically two options: squeeze them into the garbage bags or try the gardeners services.

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Re: Disposing of dead plants

The best option would be to buy a wood chipper. Take a handful of chips with you each time you go out and drop them through a hole in your pocket. Be careful about using the chipper on Sundays.
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Definitely a no no, sorry. And if you get caught, it will be expensive My dad was fined 250CHF once for dropping his dried out Christmas tree in the country.
Oops... oh well, I'll just have to do it at 4 in the morning when nobody is looking next time
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Oops... oh well, I'll just have to do it at 4 in the morning when nobody is looking next time

And if there's an insect infestation or disease that has killed your plants, you've just spread it to a area of nature - nice one!
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Hi guys,

Does anyone know the dead potted plants disposal rules for Zurich?
We have 4 potted trees that unfortunately didn't make it through the last winter. they stand in the corner of the balcony and remind us that we still don't know our way around.)

They are pretty big about 4.5 ft and are in big plastic pots.

Would appreciate any information on the subject.
Just put them out on the street with a label on:

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