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Garden rubbish

Just moved into a house in Meilen with a garden! - anyone know what we're supposed to do with garden rubbish? Our neighbour leaves his porsche roof off pretty often, so perhaps we can just put it in his car?
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Old 15.10.2008, 02:20
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Re: Garden rubbish

The waste disposal concept of Meilen is described here. Download the PDF "Abfallkalender 2008" for details.

What kind of garden rubbish is it? You can dispose of all kinds, including biodegradable kitchen rubbish, at the "Grüngut" calendar dates. Bundles or buckets have to be lighter than 30 kg and require one yellow fee sticker.

There is also a free collection of autumn leaves twice this winter. It's called "Laubabfuhr" in the calendar.
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Re: Garden rubbish

We use a green bin which you can buy at the Bau and Hobby stores - they get emptied each week and take all the garden rubbish
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We use a green bin which you can buy at the Bau and Hobby stores - they get emptied each week and take all the garden rubbish
This will usually require a 'per collection' or annual sticker on the green bin available from the local town hall, which of course costs...
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Re: Garden rubbish

oopps

Looks like we will be getting a bill - I didn't know about that sticker
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The waste disposal concept of Meilen is described here. Download the PDF "Abfallkalender 2008" for details.

What kind of garden rubbish is it? You can dispose of all kinds, including biodegradable kitchen rubbish, at the "Grüngut" calendar dates. Bundles or buckets have to be lighter than 30 kg and require one yellow fee sticker.

There is also a free collection of autumn leaves twice this winter. It's called "Laubabfuhr" in the calendar.
What is the "Grüngut" calendar and where can I find it?
Thanks...
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What is the "Grüngut" calendar and where can I find it?...
Grüngut = Garden (green) rubbish
For a personal calender (yeap, that's what it says), please check this German site: http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/internet...gkalender.html, check "Gartenabraum"
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Re: Garden rubbish

After a failed attempt at patio gardening I would like to get rid of the compost etc - can this be put in the green waste bin for garden waste? Or does it require being brought somewhere? Answers related to the Romandie region appreciated!
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Re: Garden rubbish

Like most things here, things can be totally different not only from Canton to Canton, but Commune to Commune. So there is not Romandie answer- it will depend on your commune. Depending on where you are, the compost would be most welcome as a mixer in one of my compost bins. Most communes, if they do not have a regular pick up of green refuse, will have a large skip somewhere to put such waste.
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Re: Garden rubbish

Thanks Odile, we're a bit far from Neuchatel to make the trip though. Do you think I could put it in the green bin that they use for grass cuttings? - our building has one of them. I guess the best is to ask our concierge or the commune since there is so much variation from place to place.
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Re: Garden rubbish

yes I am sure that would be Ok- it's all compostable, and in fact a bit of soil/compost will help the process.
But you are quite right - your concierge is certainly much more likely to know the answer than anybody on this here forum, lol.

Many people fail and give up with composting as they just put cut grass in it, and it just turns into a slimey mess. Layers is the key- I use wet corrugated cardboard between each lawn mowing and it works really well.
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Re: Garden rubbish

put all the smaller things like grass, green trash from the kitchen or the garden on a mountain and make your own composte. sticks and bigger logs on another mountain are a good place for animals, they will be happy for it! just do not move it in the winter, some go to sleep there.
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Re: Garden rubbish

Any guidance for getting rid of garden waste in Stadt Zurich?

It is actually a Christmas tree that lasted until the recent hot spell and I am guessign there won't be any more Christmas tree collections until January!
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Re: Garden rubbish

Maybe not the correct thread but slightly related

Some strawberries and mandarins are sold in these wooden baskets, you must have noticed

The question is: how to get rid of them?

- bioabfall? but read somewhere that processed wood pieces are not supposed to go there (plus have to get rid of the metal parts, e.g. screw, etc.)

- cargo-tram?

- standard garbage (have impression bags may get thorn)
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