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recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

I just moved to zurich from the US, and now have a couple of large (including a big box i brought a bicycle in) cardboard boxes to get rid off. any instructions?
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

There are cardboard ("karton") collections eery so often from the street. I've been trying to find a webpage where you can enter your address and they'll tell you when it is (I'm pretty sure there is one, and I've used it). You need to flatten the boxes down and bundle them up, but other than that it's easy. Alternatively of course, you can advertise them here and someone who's moving could use them
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

You should get a calender every year from the ERZ, detailing which week / day your post code will be up for collection of cardboard, paper, clothes, blah blah blah blah. You can dispose of them then.

Alternatively, go to this site - which I suspect InselAffe is referring to:

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/i...skalender.html

All the streets in Zurich are listed. Just select yours and what you want to recycle. Should list the dates for collection for your house, for the entire year.
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

Thanks, yes, that's exactly what I was referring to
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

Take it to Ikea if you have a car. You can put it in one of the bins inside near the entrance.
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I just moved to zurich from the US, and now have a couple of large (including a big box i brought a bicycle in) cardboard boxes to get rid off. any instructions?
If they are standard boxes for moving, advertise it here on the "FREE STUFF" section, I am sure someone will want them for their next move

If not you can get rid of them at IKEA. Thats what I always do
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

thanks for the info. they are not really standard boxes, just a couple, and generally beat up by the baggage throwers, so i don't think anybody wants them for moving again, and thanks for the ikea rec, but no car.

this website looks promising...i've managed to find karton recycling and get to where i put in my address (i don't speak german), but then there is no "enter" button? what am i missing on how to get the schedule for my location? thanks!
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thanks for the info. they are not really standard boxes, just a couple, and generally beat up by the baggage throwers, so i don't think anybody wants them for moving again, and thanks for the ikea rec, but no car.

this website looks promising...i've managed to find karton recycling and get to where i put in my address (i don't speak german), but then there is no "enter" button? what am i missing on how to get the schedule for my location? thanks!
I dont speak German either and when you dont, its a case of using Google translate to find out what you want.

There should be a button called "Kalender anzeigen" once you've entered your address and checked the Karton box, which will show you the schedule relevant to your address.

I dont think it can be explained any clearer.
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Cardbords Collection Stations

Hello!
I live in Zürich, 8044, and I would like to know if there are collection station, close to here, where I could take cardboards.
I know that there is the collect once a month, but, as I have many boxes from my movers, it would be better if I could take them before the collect date.
Thanks a lot!
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

Can't see anything. See if anyone has put in an Advert requesting some for their move.
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

The hassle free way is to wait until next week and put the cardboard outside your house. The 8044(Zürich) collection is on Wednesday the 25th this month. If you get the boxes out on the evening before or early on the day itself they will have disappeared by the evening.
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

Hi,

I have worked out where most things are recycled but not sure where to recycle paper and small bits of card from food packaging. Please can someone advise me?

Thank you
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

Most Gemeinde collect paper and card from the street.
Just bundle them up neatly and tie with string. We usually put little bits of card inside a flattened box (eg cereal box).

Here are the collection dates for Horgen..

http://www.kvahorgen.ch/sites/defaul...ender_2014.pdf
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Re: recycling big cardboard boxes in zurich

Thank you very much!
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