Separate and save
Every household produces waste, but many materials that are thrown away can still be used.
Setting up a citizen-friendly recycling centre and changing to collection and transportation of waste based on weight has enabled us to reduce our quantity of non-recyclable waste to the lowest per head in Saarland. This conserves valuable raw materials and energy and also cuts harmful emissions.
Further information about the Merzig waste system can be found on the following pages and under the relevant waste types.
Since 2011, non-recyclable waste has been weighed in Merzig.
Organic waste bin
Tips on filling the organic waste bin correctly.
Blue paper bin
Recycling paper saves energy, water and raw materials.
Bulky waste refers to bulky non-recyclable waste items.
Yellow recycling sack
Yellow recycling sacks are collected every 14 days on even weeks of the year.
Composting plant and green waste collection point
You can bring your garden waste to the composting plant.