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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Trash handling

How is waste being managed inside your building, have got a shute on your floor or do you have have to carry your bags around?
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Old April 13th, 2013, 01:43 AM   #2
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Trash are put on a container trash room on ground floor. It is emptied twice a week.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 02:09 AM   #3
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Firstly, sort the garbage,
Secondly, dress up proporly and go outside,
Thirdly, throw the trash into the specific containers.
Thats a usual practice here.

Some specific trash such as glass, aliuminium bottles (with a refund of ovepaid tax during a purchase), used bateries, clothes, expired medicine are collected in the sepcific machines at the stores or electronics stores, shopping malls and pharmacies.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #4
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Paper is collected separately. All thrash is collected in dumpsters on the ground level. So I have to take my garbage 22 floors down in the elevator.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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Most buildings here have either trash and recycling chutes or "trash rooms" on each floor, at the end of the building.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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Firstly, sort the garbage,
Secondly, dress up proporly and go outside,
Thirdly, throw the trash into the specific containers.
Thats a usual practice here.

Some specific trash such as glass, aliuminium bottles (with a refund of ovepaid tax during a purchase), used bateries, clothes, expired medicine are collected in the sepcific machines at the stores or electronics stores, shopping malls and pharmacies.
Often in Stockholm as well there are "soprummet" where one can put bulky items or difficult to recycle items. This is very much up to the apartment association, though. Where I live there are recycling bins where one must sort ones waste - here we have a bins for:

Metal
Clear glass
Coloured glass
Paper waste (newspapers and magazines and other assorted paper)
Cardboard and paper packaging (such as tetra packs)
Plastic packing (both hard plastic and soft)
Burnable waste (normal kitchen waste)

Then we also have a room where we can put:

Bulky packaging (large cardboard)
Batteries
Harmful waste (paint, flammable items, creosote or other similar items)
Electronics
Other miscellaneous items that don't fall into any of the other categories.

Waste sorting is definitely encouraged and this is why we have incredibly minimal landfill waste in Sweden - in fact it's almost 100% banned now.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #7
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Our building has trash chutes. Nice for lazy people especially for me since throwing away garbage is one of my tasks.

Paper and chemical waste have to be brought to the basement garage.
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Old May 4th, 2013, 06:43 PM   #8
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We have an underground thrash storage in front of our building, accessible through two chutes, operated with a 'smartcard'.

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Our building has trash chutes. Nice for lazy people especially for me since throwing away garbage is one of my tasks.

Paper and chemical waste have to be brought to the basement garage.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #10
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So I have to take my garbage 22 floors down in the elevator.
Agreed, it's not very elegant greeting someone in the elevator with the trash in your hands and having to take it through the main corridor. Not having a trash shute is one of the very few bad bits about the building.
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Personally, I think trash chutes can get horribly dirty and become passageways for vermin to get into the building. People overall are not conscientious enough when it comes to proper garbage disposal.

Although much more expensive, I prefer buildings that have staff collecting garbage several times a day on each floor. In buildings where I have lived, they typically collect the garbage at least twice a day.
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I agree chutes will get dirty and in case of fire, they'll transport the smoke quickly into the apartments.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #13
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Although much more expensive, I prefer buildings that have staff collecting garbage several times a day on each floor.
It's unfortunately we don't have this culture of luxury service around here, as it is often seen as just costs instead of an investment in the brand of the building. Typically the monthly assessment fees make up around 15% of the rent around here. In the US I think it's more like 30%. Our building has a 16 hour/day doorman which is extremely rare around here, and that's only because we share the main lobby with the offices in the lower part of the building.

In Marina City, tossing old carpets whole, and lukewarm bbq coal into the chute could get you evicted from the building.
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It's unfortunately we don't have this culture of luxury service around here, as it is often seen as just costs instead of an investment in the brand of the building. Typically the monthly assessment fees make up around 15% of the rent around here. In the US I think it's more like 30%. Our building has a 16 hour/day doorman which is extremely rare around here, and that's only because we share the main lobby with the offices in the lower part of the building.

In Marina City, tossing old carpets whole, and lukewarm bbq coal into the chute could get you evicted from the building.
So long as the building management enforces the rules for garbage disposal down the chutes, and so long as they are cleaned regularly, I think it's manageable. But yes, having staff collect the garbage by hand is comparatively much more expensive, and the monthly assessments reflect the higher costs.
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