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Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

You hear about it everywhere. Trash bags are 3 CHF (francs) a BAG!! Recycling is free. So, today I took a field trip to the recycling center with the TRGR relocation assistant, Eileen. First, you wait in a long row of cars to get into the recycling center. There is a long row of different bins with helpers making sure you do it just right. Do not mistake paper and cereal box boxes as paper too. They are two different types and must be sorted as such. At this particular recycling center, you can recycle everything from old pottery, batteries, aluminum, paper, cardboard, plastic and, yes, even corks & compost (organic vegetable matter). If you recycle properly, there is almost nothing to toss in the trash. Ökihof is the Kanton of Zug word for recycling center. It is not the official German word for recycling. They even have an Ökibus that comes around every once in while to help with recycle pick up.




  1. Janalee
    Posted September 16, 2010 at 3:18 am | #

    I couldn’t stop laughing as I watched the video on the recycling place there in Zug! James is wondering why they can’t just speak German! 🙂 LOL It was good for me to listen to that Swiss German dialect again. What a refreshing new challenge for my brain after a long day’s work teaching, coaching, and prepping for the marathon! Who will take our picture this year, Kim!? 🙁 We miss you, but the new schools look and sound wonderful – How’s it going for you Zach and Katelyn? And things at work are going well for you, Aaron? We sure are praying for everyone. Thanks for all the updates, Kim! Keep ’em coming, but don’t forget to enjoy yourself being there, too! 🙂 HUGS!!!

  2. Sue H
    Posted September 22, 2010 at 5:01 am | #

    Wow – that is quite an organized recycling center! I am going to tell my friend Laura to check out this entry on your site – she is the queen of recycling in SC!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your new everyday experiences, it is neat to see. Miss you all!

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