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Recycling Electronics (Zurich)

Hi All

would somebody happen to know how and where the happy Swiss people recycle electronics? In particular I have some old cell phones I want to bring to a recycle station ... I seem to remember that certain stores take these. Is that right and which stores might this be?

Many thanks - much appreciated.

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Old 21.01.2009, 11:08
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Re: Recyling Electronis (Zurich)

Any electronic shop will take old items (migros electronics, fust, interdiscount, media markt etc).
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Old 21.01.2009, 11:18
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Re: Recyling Electronis (Zurich)

Assuming that the mobile phones still work, you can take them to a Swisscom shop (please bring the charger/books etc) and I think that they give them to a charity that in turn sells them in Africa at a price that the people can afford.

I haven't done this myself but I seem to remember seeing an article on this in one of the local newspapers.

If it works, please update the thread.

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Re: Recyling Electronis (Zurich)

These stores mentioned above send items in bulk to SNH Horgen, Zurich who also accept electronics directly from the public.

Recyclo SNH
Neugasse 10
8812 Horgen
( adjacent to Horgen Oberdorf Bhf )
http://map.search.ch/horgen/neugasse-10

Mon - Thu 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
and 13.00 to 17.00
Fri 8.00 to 12.00 p.m.

http://www.snh-zv.ch/index.php?page=231
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Re: Recyling Electronis (Zurich)

Is this true of all kinds of items? Like old power cords, earbuds, hot plates, broken rice cookers -- that kind of stuff too?

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Re: Recycling Electronics (Zurich)

Can someone please help me with the answer to the above question. Well my microwave is not in working condition any more and i need to dispose it...Since i could'nt find any thread with the details...so bringing back the old thread to be answered...

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Any electronic shop will take old items (migros electronics, fust, interdiscount, media markt etc).
Which part was not clear? You bring your microwave to an electronics shop near you and dump it at their recycle counter for free.
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Re: Recycling Electronics (Zurich)

The answer was stated above:

Any electronic shop will take old items (migros electronics, fust, interdiscount, media markt etc).

Find the nearest one to you and dump it there.

http://www.swicorecycling.ch/e/entso...ivatkunden.asp

What is the Advance Recycling Fee for my equipment?

An Advance Recycling Fee (ARF) has been charged on all new electronic and electrical equipment in Switzerland since 1994. It is used for recycling the equipment in line with environmental regulations, for recovery of materials and for appropriate disposal of non-reusable materials and pollutants. SWICO Recycling guarantees that all equipment that reaches its partners will be recycled in line with environmental requirements.


So it is fee-less to dump it.
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Re: Recycling Electronics (Zurich)

thankyou for the details...
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Re: Recycling Electronics (Zurich)

My son likes to build his own electronics from old monitors, over head projectors, etc. I took some of these contraptions to a Migros Electronics store for recycling and they took them with no questions asked!
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Re: Recycling Electronics (Zurich)

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The answer was stated above:

Any electronic shop will take old items (migros electronics, fust, interdiscount, media markt etc).

Find the nearest one to you and dump it there.

http://www.swicorecycling.ch/e/entso...ivatkunden.asp

What is the Advance Recycling Fee for my equipment?

An Advance Recycling Fee (ARF) has been charged on all new electronic and electrical equipment in Switzerland since 1994. It is used for recycling the equipment in line with environmental regulations, for recovery of materials and for appropriate disposal of non-reusable materials and pollutants. SWICO Recycling guarantees that all equipment that reaches its partners will be recycled in line with environmental requirements.


So it is fee-less to dump it.
Is this the case even if the items were not purchased in CH?
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Re: Recycling Electronics (Zurich)

i have old couch and mattress with bed to dispose? Any ideas of how to dispose it? thanks
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https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/...flachglas.html

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/...yclinghof.html
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i have old couch and mattress with bed to dispose? Any ideas of how to dispose it? thanks

If you buy a new mattress you can usually return the old one to the store of purchase.
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Re: Recycling Electronics (Zurich)

unfortunately i am not buying new mattress as I am leaving Switzerland, so looking to dispose of the couch and bed/mattress.
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I think the official way is to come round my way and leave it on the street outside my appt with a handwritten sign saying 'gratis', thats what everyone else does.


but not to be an entirely info-free post, at Sihl City, the mediamarket electronics recycling is (or at least was, a year ago) in the basement of Sihl City, about 100m along from the #89 bus stop, near the car parking. Theres an area of industrial bins where you can put your electronics.


Btw, thanks for the info on the "Advance Recycling Fee" now I don't care about higher prices on electronics here.
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