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Re: Recycling: compost and plastic

I always had a question... how to recycle polythene bags..
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Old 07.11.2016, 20:52
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Re: Recycling: compost and plastic

zurich just build a new facility to burn waste and produce energy. in some cases, they actually need to buy more waste in order to have enough to keep the process going and to produce enough electricity. but most things could be recycled...
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Re: Recycling: compost and plastic

Hi everyone,

Is worth mentioning that there are many renewed Ecopoints in Geneva since 2016
This is a list of Ecopints from the Secteur Grand-Pré:

Rue du Grand- Pré 20
Rue de Montbrillant 65
Avenue WENDT 60
Rue de Moillebeau 3A
Rue de Vermont 33
Rue Maurice- BRAILLARD 8
Rue Antoine-CARTERET 38
Rue Baulacre 13
Rue de la Canonnière 13
Rue du Colombier 11
Rue PESTALOZZI 6
Chemin De- VINCY 3
Rue de Vermont 10

Have in mind that in Switzerland there are drop-off schedules for example:
Monday to Saturday 7h30 to 22h00 and Sundays and holidays from 10h00 to 18h00
And only accepts Compost bags (Sacs compostables) no plastic bags! You can find them in any supermarket.

The Ecopoint in Rue de Vermont 10, collects the following items:

-Organic waste (Déchets organiques de cuisine) egg shells, rest cooked or raw including meat, bones, fish and shells. Apartment flowers/plants without pots (not oleander), rotten produces like bread, legumes, cooked food, dairy products, tea, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable skins.
Organic waste does NOT include: litter from animals, diapers (nor biodegradable either), vacuum bags, cigaret butts nor corks.

-Paper and Cardboard (Papier- Carton)
-PET plastic, only drinking bottles, No milk bottles
-White Glass transparent (Verre Blanc)
-Colour Glass (Verre cooler)
-Aluminum / tinplate (Aluminium/ Fer-blanc)
-Batteries (Piles)
-Coffee capsules in aluminum (Capsules de café en aluminium)
-Household rubbish including diapers/nappies (Ordures Ménagères)

The Supermarket Coop recycles, normally you find it right beside the trolleys:
PET milk bottles + detergent bottles
PET drinking bottles
Batteries
And others…

Clothes, footware and bed clothes can be deposit in closed bags at some points like in Rue de la Canonière 13, where is a box from charitables associations.

If any of your belongings are infested with Bedbugs you need to call the GIM (Gerance immobilière municipale) Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 5, 1204 Genève Tél.+41224183405 infogim(at)ville-ge.ch
Reception desk: mon-fri 11h00 -14h00, on appointment: Mon-Fri 8h30-12h and 14h-16h first floor. Do not dispose this belongings, clothes, furniture, mattresses in the normal rubbish nor in the street to avoid spreading.

For bulky waste (déchets encombrants) the is free number 0800 22 42 22 or one could make an appointment online on www.ville-geneve.ch/bondebarras

For any questions one could call the Waste department: 022 418 42 00

For more info:
http://www.ville-geneve.ch/fileadmin...lle-geneve.pdf

Good luck!
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Re: Recycling non-PET plastic

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Same here for any plastic bottles which have contained any detergent, etc, like washing up liquid, washing liquid, softener, bleach, etc, even if they have got the PET logo. Which is why I have gone back to washing machine powder and only buy concentrated softener in soft pouch form which I dilute the one Comfort bottle i've had for a couple of years. Same for bleach.
Now there is recycling for PETs detergents bottles and also PET Milk bottles in the supermarket COOP, normally by where the trolleys are.

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Is worth mentioning that there are many renewed Ecopoints in Geneva since 2016
This is a list of Ecopints from the Secteur Grand-Pré:

Rue du Grand- Pré 20
Rue de Montbrillant 65
Avenue WENDT 60
Rue de Moillebeau 3A
Rue de Vermont 33
Rue Maurice- BRAILLARD 8
Rue Antoine-CARTERET 38
Rue Baulacre 13
Rue de la Canonnière 13
Rue du Colombier 11
Rue PESTALOZZI 6
Chemin De- VINCY 3
Rue de Vermont 10

Have in mind that in Switzerland there are drop-off schedules for example:
Monday to Saturday 7h30 to 22h00 and Sundays and holidays from 10h00 to 18h00
And only accepts Compost bags (Sacs compostables) no plastic bags! You can find them in any supermarket.

The Ecopoint in Rue de Vermont 10, collects the following items:

-Organic waste (Déchets organiques de cuisine) egg shells, rest cooked or raw including meat, bones, fish and shells. Apartment flowers/plants without pots (not oleander), rotten produces like bread, legumes, cooked food, dairy products, tea, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable skins.
Organic waste does NOT include: litter from animals, diapers (nor biodegradable either), vacuum bags, cigaret butts nor corks.

-Paper and Cardboard (Papier- Carton)
-PET plastic, only drinking bottles, No milk bottles
-White Glass transparent (Verre Blanc)
-Colour Glass (Verre cooler)
-Aluminum / tinplate (Aluminium/ Fer-blanc)
-Batteries (Piles)
-Coffee capsules in aluminum (Capsules de café en aluminium)
-Household rubbish including diapers/nappies (Ordures Ménagères)

The Supermarket Coop recycles, normally you find it right beside the trolleys:
PET milk bottles + detergent bottles
PET drinking bottles
Batteries
And others…

Clothes, footware and bed clothes can be deposit in closed bags at some points like in Rue de la Canonière 13, where is a box from charitables associations.

If any of your belongings are infested with Bedbugs you need to call the GIM (Gerance immobilière municipale) Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 5, 1204 Genève Tél.+41224183405 infogim(at)ville-ge.ch
Reception desk: mon-fri 11h00 -14h00, on appointment: Mon-Fri 8h30-12h and 14h-16h first floor. Do not dispose this belongings, clothes, furniture, mattresses in the normal rubbish nor in the street to avoid spreading.

For bulky waste (déchets encombrants) the is free number 0800 22 42 22 or one could make an appointment online on www.ville-geneve.ch/bondebarras

For any questions one could call the Waste department: 022 418 42 00

For more info:
http://www.ville-geneve.ch/fileadmin...lle-geneve.pdf

Good luck!
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Re: Recycling: compost and plastic

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I have two questions about recycling..

What do you put in the compost? is it ok to put all food waste a part from meat and fish or should I only put uncooked veggie and fruits?

Can you recycle other plastics waste other than PET and PE - what about PS, PP, PVC, etc.. ?
In UK I used to recycle all plastic sorts.. there was no indication of which type to throw in the recycling bin.

Thanks for sharing your info

Sheisse, I feel stupid, but why can't you put meat and fish?
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Sheisse, I feel stupid, but why can't you put meat and fish?
No need to, you can.

Personally, to avoid the smell I often leave the potentially smelly stuff in the fridge or freeze it until I take out the bag.
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