Dispose of bulky waste properly: What belongs to it and what does not?
Bulky waste does not arrive every day. What belongs in the bulky waste and what not? How does the disposal of the old household goods work?
The couch in the living room does not like anymore or the old garden furniture has to give way to new ones and there is no customer? A budget dissolution or a move comes up? First of all, the question arises, what exactly is defined as bulky waste.
Actually, this is quite simple: everything that is too bulky for the ordinary 120-liter household waste bin or makes emptying considerably more difficult, belongs in the bulky waste. Exceptions are immovable objects such as stones, earth, rubble, roof tiles, green waste and other. Appliances are also not classified as bulky waste, but are hazardous waste and must be disposed of separately.
What belongs in the bulky waste and how is disposed of?
As bulky waste furniture, bed frames, couch, garden furniture, child seats, lampshades, bicycles and others defined. Another important feature of bulky waste is that it can be loaded by hand. It is best to check with the local recycling center before disposal what things belong to bulky waste and which are not. The definition is not exactly the same in all regions.
Smaller quantities of bulky waste are registered at the recycling center. The disposal company picks you up at a certain time in front of the house. These are household quantities that do not exceed four cubic meters.
In the case of large quantities of bulky waste, a bulky waste container must be made available from the local recycling center and collected again after filling. By agreement, bulky waste can also be transported directly to the disposal facility.
Register bulky waste
In most regions, collection is included in the annual waste fees and can be agreed twice a year. Either by phone or via a bulky waste card, which must be filled with the items.
The waste disposal company sets a date on which the objects should be parked in front of the house on the sidewalk. As a rule, this happens at the earliest on the day before and no later than seven o'clock of the pickup day. No pedestrians, cyclists or traffic should be obstructed.
Depending on the region and pick-up date, the costs of bulky waste vary. The billing is usually based on cubic meters. The cubic meter costs between 20 and 25 euros for the first and 5 for each additional. Additional fees may apply during the weekend. It is best to clarify this directly with the local landfill.
It is worthwhile to negotiate with the neighbors, the bigger the volume, the cheaper the prices for the collection can be.