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Re: How do you get rid of an old mattress?

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Thanks god! it seems Richdog finally got himself his new mattress Hurrah!

I found it very amusing how you were forever cropping up in threads of people selling mattresses, I really wanted to ask why you just didn't go to Ikea when the ones people were selling were never the right type or size

Basically the reasoning was that IKEA mattresses are crap in general, and I would not pay full price for one, so I stalked mattress threads looking for a cheapie.

However, I will update the sleep thread with my mattress revelation, which is sure to be of use to many people.
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Re: How do you get rid of an old mattress?

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Thanks god! it seems Richdog finally got himself his new mattress Hurrah!

I found it very amusing how you were forever cropping up in threads of people selling mattresses, I really wanted to ask why you just didn't go to Ikea when the ones people were selling were never the right type or size

perhaps we need a new forum dedicated to Rich's sleeping requirements
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Old 24.03.2010, 20:21
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Re: How do you get rid of an old mattress?

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Basically the reasoning was that IKEA mattresses are crap in general, and I would not pay full price for one, so I stalked mattress threads looking for a cheapie.

However, I will update the sleep thread with my mattress revelation, which is sure to be of use to many people.

well I am very happy for you and your mattress

I am not sure I could buy a second hand mattress anyway our top of the range Ikea one is superb
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Where to get rid of larger trash items?

Where can I get rid of a larger non-recycleable trash item in Zurich...i.e. a golf bag?
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Re: Where to get rid of larger trash items?

i'd "get rid" of it here...

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List it for 1chf... you're sure to be rid of it
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Re: Where to get rid of larger trash items?

Here you can get your personal recycling calender:
http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/i...skalender.html

Fill in the street where do you live and you will see all important dates for your home.
For larger items then the biggest rubbish bag(110 L), there is the "cargo tram" if you don' t own a car.
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Leaving for Good - Advice

Hi,

I am exiting CH for good. I have few furniture/stuff that i would like to throw. In the UK that would have simply been the re-cycling centre.

Is there something similar here where I can just drop it off for re-cycling. I live in Wallisellen, ZH

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Old 27.12.2010, 12:22
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Re: Leaving for Good - Advice

yes you can take it to the recycling place here too...

but you will have to pay to get rid of stuff..

if it's in good condition and you think someone else might benefit from it, put it in the for sale section or free to a good home...

otherwise here is the link, to the recycling site for Zuerich... can only find the one in German... but with a bit of help from google translate you'll be able to work it out...

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/i...recycling.html
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Re: recycling? How to deal with trash

Tetra packs, are made from recycling materials, yet I believe they cant be recycled. If there is a plastic nozzle, you can put it in the pet recycling, but not the main pack. What is better, is to lay flat the used tetrapacks, and throw them in the garbage. The tetra is efficient in lifecycle if and only if it is disposed flat I read.
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Re: recycling? How to deal with trash

For paper and carton you can prepare a box well folded (we normally fix it with a lace) close to the place where you normally put the garbage.
The guys collect both garbage and paper.
In my buidings we pay very much attention to this and the owner explained us that this is the best way.
For plastic bottles you should go to the supermarket (Migros and coop are ok) where they have specific boxes but only during opening hours.
for metal and glass as you said you can find all the boxes around the city.

Hope this helps!
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Re: recycling? How to deal with trash

Hi all,

I have a couple of different questions that I hope you can help with.

Firstly, I live in Thalwil (Zürich) and am unsure how to find out about my local tip/dump.
The items I need to get rid of are a broken floor lamp with a glass shade, a broken chest of drawers and an old stereo system.
Does anyone who frequents the local tip/dump mind giving me a brief run-down on where it is and how to use it? Thanks!

Secondly, I have been saving the paper bags from my supermarket deliveries for the past 2 years and they're slowly filling up the cellar room. Is there a quick and easy way to recycle these? I’ve been hesitant to put them out on ‘paper’ recycling day incase that’s not the done thing. I haven't seen my neighbours put any out on recycling day either, but that could just be because they don’t use paper bags.

Any help and direction would be very much appreciated.

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Re: recycling? How to deal with trash

Having just used the great link a few posts above to find my nearest recycle bins for glass and metal, how do I find out the closest place to recycle plastic, other than the supermarkets?

If it helps, I live near Hubertus tram stop (8047).
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Re: recycling? How to deal with trash

@LaurieHK

I would imagine that the rules for Thalwil are different from those for the city of Zurich. I found some information on the town's website: http://www.thalwil.ch/de/verwaltung/abfall/abfallarten/ ; there's also an alphabetical list that should help in categorizing the various items: http://www.thalwil.ch/de/verwaltung/...bfallprodukte/

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Have a look here: http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...verwerten.html
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Old 22.01.2012, 16:03
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Hi Tschortscho,

Thanks so much for the links. I'll take a look and see what I can find.

Cheers,

-Laurie

For the rest of the E.F, any added advice on the bags or tip situation would be very much appreciated!

Happy Sunday,

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Re: recycling? How to deal with trash

Hi all,

So i’m a little embarrassed to ask this, but I need a bit of help. The Thalwil website tells me all the things I can and can’t recycle and how to do it. I’ve read through as much as I can but I just don’t understand enough German to be sure of what I’m reading.

Can someone have a quick read through this bit of text for me and let me know whether I am allowed to put my paper shopping bags from Coop and Migros out for collection on ‘paper’ day? I will be forever in your dept

Akten; Altpapier, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen; Briefcouverts; Briefe; Büropapiere; Couverts; Drucksachen, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen; Hefte; Heliokopierpapier; Illustrierte, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen; Kataloge, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen; Packpapier; Papier, gebündelt nicht in Tragtaschen; Prospekte; Schreibpapier, gebündelt nicht in Tragtaschen; Telefaxpapier; Telefonbücher; Verpackungen aus Papier; Zeitschriften, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragschen; Zeitungen, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen;

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Can someone have a quick read through this bit of text for me and let me know whether I am allowed to put my paper shopping bags from Coop and Migros out for collection on ‘paper’ day?
No you aren't. They are not mentioned in the list and there are several references that you have to bundle the paper and are not allowed to put it into paper shopping bags (Papiertragtaschen or Tragtaschen).

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Akten; Altpapier, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen; Briefcouverts; Briefe; Büropapiere; Couverts; Drucksachen, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen; Hefte; Heliokopierpapier; Illustrierte, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen; Kataloge, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen; Packpapier; Papier, gebündelt nicht in Tragtaschen; Prospekte; Schreibpapier, gebündelt nicht in Tragtaschen; Telefaxpapier; Telefonbücher; Verpackungen aus Papier; Zeitschriften, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragschen; Zeitungen, gebündelt nicht in Papiertragtaschen;

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I’ve read through as much as I can but I just don’t understand enough German to be sure of what I’m reading.
For what it's worth, it's a good exercise in German...

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You're not. Paper shopping bags appear to fall under the category 'Karton' (whether it's A, B or C; it looks like it depends on where you live exactly...), see http://www.thalwil.ch/de/verwaltung/...bfallprodukte/ -> Papiertragtaschen (that's the word for paper bags).

By the way, that's a better service than what's offered in Zurich, since here we're supposed to bin the paper bags...
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Re: recycling? How to deal with trash

THANK YOU to both of you!

Cheers,

Laurie
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