Since 2011, non-recyclable waste has been weighed in Merzig. This has enabled the quantity of non-recyclable waste in the town to be halved within 2 years and has allowed many materials to be sent for recycling.
Although the Merzig waste disposal department aims to prevent, reduce and recycle waste wherever possible, every household generates non-recyclable waste. Non-recyclable waste includes everything that cannot be disposed of in the organic waste bin, the yellow sack, the glass and paper container, as bulky waste or at the Merzig recycling centre.
Non-recyclable waste includes: ash, audio cassettes, disposable plates and cutlery, photos, cling film, light bulbs, sanitary products, dirt, ballpoint pens, vacuum cleaner bags, video cassettes, nappies, toothbrushes and cigarette ends.
If your non-recyclable waste bin is full, it is possible to place one or more waste bags next to the bin on the collection day. Waste sacks are available from the municipal authority’s citizens’ centre, or from the recycling centre. The price is € 6, which includes the collection and disposal costs.
Your contact for registering and deregistering waste containers is the municipal revenues department: +49 (0) 6861-85 271 -272 or -273.
For providing or changing a container, we charge a fee of € 25. For deregistering, changing the emptying frequency (for large containers) or reregistering when changing the property owner, the fee is € 6.50 per waste container.
Waste charges since 2020
In addition to a quantity-based waste fee (based on weight of non-recyclable waste), the fees also include operation of the recycling centre, which accepts a large number of items. The fee system makes sorting your waste doubly worthwhile. It benefits not only the environment but also your wallet. The standard fee (fixed costs) and minimum weight fee are combined and collected as the base charge. The base charge is the minimum amount to be paid for the relevant container size. The charge per kilogram of non-recyclable waste is € 0.32.
120 litre non-recyclable waste bin
Base fee per year for regular emptying 69,16 € (basic fee 52,20 € + minimum weight fee 16,96 €)
240 litre non-recyclable waste bin
Base fee per year for regular emptying 118,08 € (basic fee 65,28 € + minimum weight fee 52,80 €)
770 litre container, emptied every 14 days
Base fee per year for regular emptying (fortnightly) 492,84 € (basic fee 228,84 € + minimum weight fee 264,00 €)
770 litre container, emptied weekly
Base fee per year for weekly emptying 767,40 € (basic fee 228,84 € + minimum weight fee 538,56 €)
1,100 litre container, emptied every 14 days
Base fee per year for regular emptying (fortnightly) 707,04 € (basic fee 326,88 € + minimum weight fee 380,16 €)
1,100 litre container, emptied weekly
Base fee per year for weekly emptying 1.097,76 € (basic fee 326,88 € + minimum weight fee 770,88 €)
1,100 litre container, emptied every two weeks
Base fee per year for emptying twice a week 1,868.64 € (basic fee 326.88 € + minimum weight fee 1,541.76 €)