In the 15 communities that have transferred their waste management tasks to the district, there is now a way to reduce the waste charges, as the environment and works committee decided yesterday at its meeting in hassfurt: four-person properties can apply for their 60-liter residual waste garbage can to be emptied every four weeks.
As wilfried neubauer, head of the waste management company of the district of hassberge, explained, up to now the annual fee for waste disposal was 94 euros for properties with up to three people (emptying of the garbage can every four weeks), and 115 euros for properties with four to six people (emptying every two weeks). If there are more people, there is a further graduation with correspondingly adjusted fees. For properties with four people, it is now possible to apply for the 60-liter garbage can to be emptied only every four weeks, which means a saving of 21 euros, said neubauer.
The idea was to reward those citizens "who live the system", so separate your waste exactly and take it to the recycling center and make sure that only residual waste actually ends up in the black garbage can. However, this option is not available for properties with more than four people.
Where citizens pay the least?
The 15 municipalities that have transferred their waste disposal to the district are: ebern, habfurt, hofheim, konigsberg, burgpreppach, maroldsweisach, rentweinsdorf, breitbrunn, bundorf, ebelsbach, ermershausen, gadheim, kirchlauter, pfarrweisach, riedbach. In contrast, aidhausen, eltmann, knetzgau, oberaurach, rauhenebrach, sand, stettfeld, theres, untermerzbach, wonfurt and zeil organize their own waste disposal, which means that different fees apply. Waste disposal costs the most in aidhausen (three people: 144 euros; four people: 168 euros; five people: 180 euros); thereser gets off cheapest (91.20 euros for up to five people), and citizens also save money in zeil (92.40 euros for three and 114 euros for four to five people) and sand (96 euros for three and 114 euros for four to five people) compared to other municipalities. Knetzgau charges a uniform 104 euros and is thus favorable for properties with several people.
Wilfried neubauer explained that a reduction in waste disposal fees for the district is conceivable, and that this could happen in one or two years. However, it will first be necessary to wait and see how the option for four-person properties is accepted before the prices are generally recalculated.
Less bulky waste
with the beginning of 2012 the district of habberge has reorganized its bulky waste disposal. Whereas until now dates were always announced on which citizens could leave their bulky waste outside their doors, the arrangement is now that every citizen can have up to five cubic meters of bulky waste collected free of charge by the waste management company by appointment. Higher quantities are also possible, but must be paid for. About the "on call the volume of bulky waste collected in this way has fallen by 80 percent from around 1872 tons in 2011 to around 364 tons in 2012, as neubauer explained to the committee members.
In part, there was an increase in the amount of bulky waste handed in at recycling centers (around 2632 tons from 2012 compared to 2543 tons from 2011) and at the district waste center (around 172 tons from 2012 compared to 146 tons from 2011). Nevertheless, this means that in 2012 a total of around 3167 tons of bulky waste was generated, about 30 percent less than in the previous year.
Why is that? Neubauer suspects that this is partly due to the fact that foreign material such as construction site waste and household waste no longer ends up in the bulky waste in such large quantities. It is also conceivable that simply less bulky waste was disposed of and material is still being stored in households.
Neubauer described the system change as a success because several problems could be solved. For example, there were always numerous thefts at earlier bulky waste times: bicycles, mopeds and also walkers, for example in front of stores, were increasingly stolen. Also, the areas where bulky waste was once placed for pickup were often soiled for days as the bulky waste was rummaged through. "These issues are now settled" , neubauer said.
Waste quantities per inhabitant
the balance sheet presented yesterday by the waste management company of the district of habberge to the environment and works committee of the district council shows how many kilograms of waste and recyclable materials were generated per inhabitant in 2012 are. The almost 85,000 inhabitants of the district produced a total of 379.6 kilograms per capita (previous year: 369.3). 72.1 kilograms of household waste, 18 kilograms of bulky waste, 89.5 kilograms of biowaste (excluding green waste), 18.9 kilograms of waste wood, 86.3 kilograms of waste paper, 6.8 kilograms of scrap metal, 27.1 kilograms of waste glass, 16.3 kilograms of DSD light packaging (green dot) and 14.1 kilograms of other waste (including electrical waste, problem waste, refrigerators) per inhabitant.