Garbage GU!

Garbage GU!DE
Waste management in
Update 2016
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Waste management
The waste management office of the Kaiserslautern county administration is responsible
for all matters concerning waste disposal or recyclable material. This Garbage Guide helps
you to learn more about waste separation and recycling in Kaiserslautern county.
These are the options
NonPaper can
Electronic Bulk waste Batteries Hazardous
clothing containers centers
prevent waste
When shopping, it is up to you to deter­
mine the amount of your waste. The fol­
lowing hints help reduce waste.
• Buy unwrapped fresh products (fruit,
vegetables, bread, etc.) of local origin.
This avoids elaborate packaging and
long transportation.
• Basket and shopping bag are the best
environmental protection and keep
the yellow bag free of plastic bags.
• Leave wrappings in the recycling cans
of the stores. This is the only way for
producers to find out what is unneces­
• Choose soft drinks and milk products
in returnable bottles or recyclable car­
tons. Glass and plas­tic are hygienic and
• Q uality makes economic sense because high-quality items have a lon­
ger service life. Look for durability and
re­placeability of wearing parts in elec­
trical appliances and furniture.
Expand this list to your liking! With a
little more care and creativity it is easy.
To the Kaiserslautern
Military Community,
Whether a uniformed member of one of
our services, a family member, a civilian employee or a contractor, we are all
ultimately guests of our host country
and that means following the local German laws and customs – from traffic
regulations to environmental practices.
Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas,
Colonel G. Shawn Wells Jr.,
Commander, 86th Airlift
Commander, U.S. Army
It is up to all of us, as good neighbors,
Wing, Ramstein Air Base
Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz.
to help take care of our surroundings
and understand the policies that govern our area’s recycling programs. This guide serves as a great resource, enabling all of us to
take an active role in the proper and efficient disposal of waste and recyclable materials. Using
this information and following the guidelines herein can significantly contribute to the protection of our environment.
Please take the time to educate yourself on the information provided in this guide. German
recycling rules differ from those in the United States and are often more specific in regards to
what can and cannot be done with various types of waste, to include oil, grease, yard waste,
batteries, wood and metals.
We ask that you help represent our military community favorably in regard to the sensitive
issue of environmental impact by reducing our waste footprint. We owe it to our hosts and
neighbors to take care of our homes and environments as best we can.
If you have any questions about recycling, the Kaiserslautern waste management team stands
ready to assist at the phone numbers provided in the back of this guide.
Thank you for taking responsibility for keeping our environment clean, safe and healthy. We
are all proud to live and work here – let’s show it.
Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas
Colonel G. Shawn Wells Jr.
Waste management and Foreword
Non-recyclable waste
Paper can
Yellow bag
Biodegradable waste 10-11
Garden clippings
Electronic scrap
Bulk waste
Household batteries
Hazardous waste Used clothing
Glass container
Recycling centers
What to do with …
Non-recyclable waste
Non-recyclable waste is picked up every other week, alternating with biodegradable
waste. Please place the can for non-recyclable waste (black can) at the curb before 6 a.m. on
the collection day.
Can size
Waste disposal fees
After registering with the Resident Regis­
tration Office every household in Kaiserslautern County receives a can for nonrecyclable waste. Please note that for
persons who are not required to
register – generally members of the
armed forces – the home owner has
to inform the waste management
office of the county administration (in writing or by phone). The
can size depends on the number of house­
hold members. In case you need a larger
can, please submit a written request to the
county administration.
These are yearly charges depending on the
size of the can for non-recyclable waste.
You can ask for a fee reduction if you are
composting all your biodegradable waste
and therefore don‘t need a brown can.
Minimum volume of non-recyclable waste
depending on the household size:
Household size
Required minimum
volume per 2 weeks
1 person
30 liters
2 persons
55 liters
3 persons
75 liters
4 persons
90 liters
5 persons
105 liters
6 persons
Minimum can size and fees
Can size
Waste fees
normal reduced
brown compostcan
1-2 persons
60 liters 178,44 E
3-4 persons
90 liters 262,80 E
5-6 persons
120 liters 337,44 E
7-8 persons 90+60 liters 441,24 E
9-10 persons 120+60 liters 515,88 E
11-12 persons 120+90 liters 600,24 E
13-14 persons
240 liters 642,36 E
142,80 E
207,60 E
269,28 E
350,40 E
412,08 E
476,88 E
509,40 E
Another option is to request joint disposal,
i.e. two or more households (living on the
same lot) share a can for non-recyclable
waste provided that all households either
compost their organic waste or use brown
cans for it.
120 liters
each additional
household member
15 additional liters
30 liters
Non-recyclable waste
The minimum waste volumes for each participating household or business
have to be totaled when determining the can size for joint disposal.
Examples of joint disposal:
Household size
Minimum waste volume
per 2 weeks
1-person household
+ 2-person household
30 liters
+ 55 liters
= 85 liters
2-person household
+ 3-person household
+ 1-person household
55 liters
+ 75 liters
+ 30 liters
= 160 liters
1-person household
+ 1 business
30 liters
+ 30 liters
= 60 liters
Feel free to ask the waste management
office of the county administration or your
municipal administration for a joint dispos­
al application form. You can also download
the form (“Entsorgungsverbund.pdf”) at under “Bürg­
erservice / Formularpool / Abfallwirtschaft”
(in German only).
If you request to change the size of
your can for non-recyclable waste at
a later date, you will be charged a
one-time fee of $ 25.00.
Number and size of cans
for joint disposal
90 liters
60 + 120 liters
60 liters
Bags for non recyclable waste
In cases where your black can is not suf­
ficient for your non-recyclable waste,
you can buy black waste bags ($ 2.80
each) at your municipal administration or
the Kaiserslautern county administration.
Please place the bags at the curb together
with the can on the collection day.
Please note: Waste bags have to be tied
up. Open bags will not be picked up.
The waste disposal fee includes the
following services:
• Supply and emptying of cans for
non-recyclable, biodegradable and
paper waste
Non-recyclable waste
• Acceptance of hazardous waste at the
hazardous waste truck (“Umweltmobil”)
and at the recycling center ZAK in
• Battery collection points
• Disposal of electrical appliances
• Bulk waste collection
• Dumps for garden clippings
• Acceptance of normal household
amounts of recycling waste at the
recycling centers Kindsbach and ZAK
The black can is for non-recyclable, nonhazardous waste, i.e. sanitary items,
such as cotton rounds and swabs, tissues, wipes, tampons, sanitary pads,
diapers, toothbrushes, small quantities of dishes and glasses, old pots, cutlery, bowls, heavily soiled clothing,
worn out shoes, belts, handbags, old
wallpaper, coal and briquette ash, dust
bags, soiled paper, sweepings, cat litter, dog dirt, cigarette butts, etc.
WHAT does not GO IN
Packaging (see page 9, yellow bag)
Organic waste – includig fish, meat or
bones (see page 10, biodegradable waste )
What to do when relocating
• Please contact the waste management
office without undue delay. Make sure to
inform them in writing if the ownership
of your home changes. You will be pro­
vided with the required waste cans.
• Do not take waste cans with you when
you move! Each can has an identification
number assigned to a specific property.
• While waiting for your cans, you can use
the waste bags available at the Kaiserslautern county administration or your
municipal administration (€ 2.80 each).
The first waste disposal fee will be charged
for the month following the supply of
the cans.
• Each household receives a can for nonrecyclable waste. If you intend to make
use of joint disposal and/or compost organic waste, kindly notify
the county administration in writing as soon as possible.
• Please also inform the county adminis­
tration in case persons with different last
names are living in the same household.
Otherwise each person will be consid­
ered a separate household and receive
their own waste cans.
Construction waste
such as sand, stones, timber, etc.
Hazardous waste
such as halogene lamps, energy saving
bulbs, small electric appliances, batteries,
etc. (see page 18, hazardous waste)
Paper can (blue can)
Paper waste is collected every 4 weeks. Please note the schedules for your community and
place the can for paper waste (blue can) at the curb before 6 a.m. on the collection day.
Please note: Large amounts of paper or
cardboard may be dropped-off at the re­
cycling centers Kindsbach or ZAK in Kapi­
The blue cans used in Kaiserslautern county
have a volume of 240 liters. The label on
the lid indicates that the can is for waste
paper, cardboard and cartons only. Any
inappropriate use of the paper can is an
administrative offense subject to a fine.
If you don’t have a can or your can
is damaged, kindly call the Kaiserslautern county administration (see
page 27 for contact details).
In case your can is not sufficient or you
have too many cans, please notify us as
well. We will arrange for the delivery, ex­
change or removal of cans. In unique cases
where your blue can is not sufficient you
can place a cardboard box with used paper
next to the can on the collection day.
newspapers, magazines, packing paper,
books, wrapping paper (no foil), cardboard boxes (no beverage cartons),
envelopes, food wrappings made of
paper or cardboard with or without
the “green dot” symbol.
Only put clean paper and cardboard in
the can!
• Please put composite material such
as beverage cartons in the yellow
• Wallpaper must be disposed of in the
black can.
• Soiled paper or cardboard such as
pizza boxes or used tissues go in the
black can.
• Ring canders must be put in the
black can as well.
Yellow bag
The yellow bags for recyclable materials are picked up at the curb together with non-recyclable waste. Please place the bags next to the black can before 6 a.m. on the collection day.
Things to know about
the yellow bag:
• Put items in the bag one by one, not
packed in plastic bags.
• Make sure that different materials do not
stick together.
• Only collect empty packaging and wrappings. Packaging containing leftovers (pol­
lutant-free) are non-recyclable waste.
• Remove the aluminum foil from plastic
• Packaging containing residues of pollut­
ant substances have to be taken to the
hazardous waste truck.
Every household receives yellow bags
once a year. You can get more bags at
the Kaiserslautern county administration or
at your municipal administration. Residents
of Kaiserslautern-Süd can also contact the
Trippstadt tourist office (“Verkehrsamt”).
The yellow bags are for packaging
made out of plastic, metal or composite materials only. Any misuse (e.g.
as bag for non-recyclable waste or for
the collection of used clothes) is prohibited and can lead to a fine!
foils: e.g. bags, freezer bags, cling film
plastic bottles: e.g. for detergents,
toiletry, beverages
cups and tubs: e.g. for margarine,
yogurt (please remove aluminum lid)
foamed material: clean styrofoam
packaging, foamed wrappings
(for fruits, vegetables, etc.)
food cans, beverage cans, aluminum
(lids, foils), bottle caps
Composite materials
beverage cartons, coffee packaging,
vacuum packs
glass, paper/cardboard, packaging with
content, foam materials (e.g. cushions,
mattresses, household sponges), tapes,
records, CDs/DVDs, plastic installation
pipes, residues of hardened insulation
foam, bicycle tires (tube and casing),
water tubes, camping furniture, shoes,
pieces of carpet flooring and wallpaper, artificial leather products (e.g.
handbags), non-recyclable waste, spray
cans with content, insulating material
(styrofoam, polystyrene), household
items (e.g. bowls), plastic toys
Biodegradable waste
(brown can)
Biodegradable waste is picked up every other week, alternating with non-recyclable waste.
Please place the can for biodegradable waste (brown can) at the curb before 6 a.m. on the
collection day.
In Kaiserslautern county organic waste is
disposed of and recovered separately. Un­
Garden waste
less you have requested home composting
leaves, grass clippings, potting soil,
(see page 11), you will be supplied with a
brown can together with the black can.
Kitchen waste
coffee/tea filters, paper towels, banana
The size of your can depends on the nonand citrus peel, egg shells, food leftrecyclable waste volume calculated for your
overs (e.g. cooked or raw meat or fish,
household or home. For private households
bones), bread, pastries, cheese, cold
cuts, vegetables, fruit, etc.
the brown can is at least as large as the
Other organic waste
black can, with the option of doubling the
potted plants, nut shells, feathers,
size on request.
small amounts of wood ash, newspaper
to wrap leftovers, etc.
The table below gives an overview of can
sizes. The minimum volume for biodegrad­
able waste is 120 liters.
Volume of
can for nonrecyclable
volume of can
for bio waste
volume of can
for bio waste
(on request)
60 liters
120 liters
120 liters
90 liters
120 liters
240 liters*
120 liters
120 liters
240 liters
240 liters
240 liters
2 x 240 liters
Derogations may be granted in duly justi­
fied cases.
* W hen using a 90 liter can for non-recyclable waste,
the volume of the can for biodegradable waste can
be increased to 240 liters in specific cases as per re­
Do not pack biodegradable waste in
plastic bags!
made of plastic, metal, composite
material, glass, etc.
Non-recyclable waste
diapers, cigarette butts, leather,
sweepings, hygienic products, dust
bags, animals excrements, etc.
Construction waste
sand, stones, timber, etc.
Hazardous waste
medicine, etc.
Dumping banned waste in the can for
biodegradable waste is an administrative offense subject to a fine!
Biodegradable waste
and composting
Useful hints to avoid unpleasant smells and
• Wrap organic kitchen waste in
• Keep the can in a shady place with
the lid closed.
• Put the waste in compostable paper
bags available in stores.
If your can contains banned waste, it won‘t
be emptied and a red label will be attached
to it. In this case you have the following
• Sort out the waste that is not biodegrad­
able and place the can at the curb on the
next collection day.
• Dispose of the mixed waste in your can
for non-recyclable waste or in a black
waste bag available from the Kaiserslautern county administration (see page 6).
If you use all your organic waste for composting and don‘t need a brown can, the home
owner may apply for a reduction of waste disposal fees for home composters.
Biodegradable waste – composting
Please note: This application has to be
renewed whenever the tenant or owner
changes. Otherwise a can for biodegrad­
able waste will be supplied. Application
forms are available at your municipal ad­
ministration. If you intend to stop com­
posting, this requires a written notice. Sup­
plying or returning a can at a later date will
be charged with a one-off fee of € 25.00.
To be admitted for the reuse of organic waste
in your own garden, it is necessary that the
entire amount of organic waste is compos­
ted properly, that there is sufficient garden
space available to use the entire compost
and that the existence of a composter with
decomposing material can be proved.
For that reason your application for home
composting must indicate the size of the
garden and the type of composting. The
form has to be signed by the property
The information provided may be verified
during an inspection.
Garden clippings (hedges, trees, grass) can
also be taken to the organic waste collec­
tion point in your community.
For further questions on composting or­
ganic waste, feel free to contact the waste
management office of the Kaiserslautern
county administration. Phone: 0631-7105408 or -505, e-mail: [email protected]
Garden clippings
Many communities in Kaiserslautern county
offer free collection points where you can
dump organic waste that cannot be com­
posted in your garden.
To ensure high-quality compost it is
essential that collection points are
not contaminated by other waste.
Please note the following instructions:
What you may dump:
• clippings of trees and hedges, trunks
and root stocks without soil with a
max. diameter of 40 cm
Commercial organic waste may
be dropped-off free of charge
at the dedicated collection points in
Otterberg and Enkenbach only.
Dumping commercial waste at
any other collection point is an
administrative offense that may
be penalized. Disposing of other
waste at these collection points
or of organic waste outside the
opening hours equally represents
an administrative offense.
• grass clippings
• leaves
• plants
• plant parts
What you may not dump:
• biodegradable waste such as fruit,
vegetables, food leftovers
• construction waste
union community:
Industriestraße (next to sewage plant)
Martinshöhe: road K68 between Martinshöhe and Gerhardsbrunn
• grave decorations
union community:
• non-recyclable waste
Enkenbach: Mühlweg
• pet litter
industrial zone “Am Wasserturm”
• root stocks and hedges exceeding
40 cm diameter
• stones
• straw and hay • timber and furniture wood
• used clothes
former storage location, Hauptstraße
Sembach: place near the water container,
Am Stiefelsberg
• windfalls Hochspeyer: Hauptstraße towards Kaiserslautern, at village exit, entry on the right
• wooden fences Waldleiningen: at the cemetery
Garden clippings
union community:
Niederkirchen: near sports ground
and pond
road L 363 near sewage plant
Otterberg: “Alte Kläranlage”,
L 389 junction L 387 to Erlenbach
Schopp: Im Kobertal
Schallodenbach: behind the cemetery
Stelzenberg: Schmelzerhalde Hüttentalstr.
Schneckenhausen: Schlehenhügel quarry
Trippstadt: former dumping ground,
village exit towards Antonihof
Wörsbach: Hebelstraße
Landstuhl union community:
union community:
Bann: Ziegelkopf (access via Ziegelsteige)
Hütschenhausen: Auf‘m Kieshübel
Hauptstuhl: village exit towards Hütschen­
hausen “Im Bruch unter den Wegen”
Kottweiler-Schwanden: Ober der Neuwiese
Kindsbach: across from “Untere Große
Wiesen” new housing area (access via
Marktstraße / Eisenbahnstraße)
Bruchwiesenstraße beside the city nursery
Mittelbrunn: former dumping ground
road K6 “Alte Höhe”, access via Sickental
Ramstein: city nursery Talstraße
Kendelhauser Tal
Weilerbach union community:
Mackenbach: former sewage plant
Oberarnbach: In der Hub (600 m towards
Obernheim, on the right)
Reichenbach-Steegen: road K6 between
Reichenbach and Fockenberg-Limbach
union community:
Rodenbach: near the former sewage plant
Frankelbach: at the cemetery
Schwedelbach: Pörrbacher Straße
Mehlbach: at the cemetery
Weilerbach: Am Bruchrech
Olsbrücken: near Oberberg hill,
former dumping ground
Otterbach, Katzweiler, Sambach:
at the sewage plant Sambach
Obersulzbach at the turning area
Heiligenmoschel: above new housing area
Please note the respective opening
hours of the organic waste collection points! Feel free to ask your municipal administration or visit www.
abfallwirtschaft (click the American
flag on the top right).
Electronic scrap –
small appliances
small electrical appliances
small electrical appliances include
any electrically or battery powered
device not larger than a coffee maker.
These appliances can be disposed of at
the hazardous waste truck(“Umweltmobil”). For schedules, please see at:
the top right). Alternatively, you can dis­
card small appliances at the recycling cen­
ters Kindsbach or ZAK in Kapiteltal.
union community offers at least one
collection point for small electrical
appliances. You will find dedicated con­
tainers at the below locations:
• FuchsHaushaltstechnik,
• WASGAUsupermarket,
Rosenhofstraße 10, Alsenborn
• Hochspeyertownhall,Hauptstraße121
• BakeryUlrichHoch,Hauptstraße23,
• TouristInformation,Hauptstraße26,
• K AUFLANDsupermarket,Torfstraße10,
• REHA-Zentrum,LangwiederStraße12,
• WASGAUsupermarket,
• WASGAUsupermarket,
Gewerbestraße 4, Otterberg
• E-CENTERsupermarket Jahke,
Rathausring 6, Ramstein
• SPARsupermarketBonin,
Hauptstr. 3, Weilerbach
The container slot is 28 x 18 cm to accommo­
date for small appliances only! Examples:
• Household appliances such as
irons, hair dryers or curlers, egg boilers,
electric toothbrushes, electric knives,
hand mixers, toasters, water kettles,
phones, clocks, pocket calculators,
fire detectors, flashlights, etc.
• small power tools such as drilling
machines, cordless screwdrivers, glue
guns, grinders, soldering irons, etc.
• Home electronics such as remote
controls, cell phones, tablets, radios,
MP3 players, headphones, speakers,
keyboards, mice, cables, etc.
• Battery powered toys
You may not discard energy-saving
bulbs, batteries or apppliances with
fixed batteries here! please remove
replaceable batteries before putting a device in the container.
Electronic scrap –
large appliances
Large electrical appliances
•freezers, refrigerators, fridge-freezers
Large electrical appliances, gas ranges
and refrigeration units are collected
upon request. The usual waiting time is
approx. 3 weeks. Please remember to in­
dicate the type and number of appliances.
You‘ll be notified of the pickup date approx.
10 days after your request. Please place
the appliances at the curb before 6 a.m.
on the collection day.
• gas ranges
You can request the pickup of electrical
appliances by phone, mail, fax or e-mail.
Phone: 0631-7105-500 or -250
E-mail:[email protected]
Please note: Should the address where
the appliances are to be picked up be dif­
ferent from your mail address, make sure to
indicate this.
• hi-fi systems
•lamps (without bulbs)
•large electric toys
•microwave ovens
•mobile AC units
• range hoods
•sunbeds (without tanning tubes)
•TVs, computer monitors
•vacuum cleaners
•video devices • washing machines
This list is non-ex­
haustive. Feel free
to call us for further
Which appliances are picked up?
• CD/DVD players
• computers
•dishwashers •dryers, spin dryers
•electric grills
•electric heaters and radiators
•electric lawnmowers and tools
•electric ranges
•ergometers and other gym equipment
with electronic components
Hint: If you wish to donate second-hand
clothes or shoes, you can have the staff
take them along when they pick up your
electrical appliances (see page 19 for de­
Please note: Alternatively, you can dis­
pose of any appliance, including refriger­
ating units, free of charge at the recycling
centers Kindsbach or ZAK in Kapiteltal.
Bulk waste
Bulk waste is collected upon request.
Each household registered for waste disposal has the opportunity to have bulk waste picked
up twice a year (up to 5 cubic meters per pickup). Requests can be made by phone at
0631-7105-500 or-250, by fax at 0631-7105-449, by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail. You‘ll be notified of the pickup date in writing
approx. 10 days after your request. The usual waiting time is approx. 3 weeks.
Bulk waste is picked up by different vehicles. One truck collects scrap wood, furniture,
shelves, etc., the other one is for non-recyclable bulk waste. Please place your bulk
waste at the curb before 6 a.m. on the collection day and separate wood
from other items.
Bulk waste includes all items that you would take along when moving and
that are too large for the non-recyclable waste can even when dismantled.
Household items with a maximum
edge length of 2 m, such as
• bicycles
• car/child seats
• all kinds of electrical appliances
• bags or boxes containing small parts
(except metal parts)
• carpets/floorings (rolled up)
• balcony rails and canopies
• charcoal and gas grills
• drying racks/laundry baskets, etc.
• building components, such as
wood,ceiling lining, battens,
skirtings, stones, doors, windows,
bathtubs, toilets, etc.
• furniture • car parts (see page 25)
• duvets and pillows
• garden furniture
• large toys
• cardboard, paper, etc.
• large suitcases and boxes
• electric and gas lawnmowers
• mattresses
• fences
• objects made of metal
• scooters
• strollers
• water butts
• wood, coal and oil stoves (for the
latter: please empty the tank completely,
clean it and turn it upside down with the
tank open; take tank residues and filters to
the hazardous waste truck)
• household items that fit in the can
for non-recyclable waste
• oil tanks/barrels
Household batteries
Enkenbach-Alsenborn union community:
Enkenbach: municipal administration parking lot,
Hauptstraße (side entrance)
Baalborn: community center (“Bürgerhaus”)
parking lot, Kehrstraße
According to the Battery Regulation
consumers are required to return
used batteries, accumulators or button cells to the seller.
Appliances with fixed batteries have
to be disposed of as electronic scrap
(see page 14-15).
Batteries can be returned to the dealer, the
hazardous waste truck, the recycling cen­
ters Kindsbach or ZAK in Kapiteltal or to
one of the battery collection points listed
on the right.
Hochspeyer: town hall (“Rathaus”), Hauptstr. 121
Kaiserslautern-Süd union community:
Kaiserslautern: municipal administration
Krickenbach: parish hall (“Gemeindehaus”)
Queidersbach: secondary school (“Realschule
Plus”), Jahnstraße 23 a
Landstuhl union community:
Bann: elementary school, town hall
Hauptstuhl: fire station
Kindsbach: multi-purpose hall, elementary school,
Kindsbach recycling center
Landstuhl: town hall, elementary school “In der
Au”, IGS secondary school, elementary school
Otterbach-Otterberg union community:
When buying starter batteries (e.g. car
batteries) consumers are charged a deposit
which is refunded as soon as the battery
is returned to the seller. In addition, the
recycling center ZAK in Kapiteltal and the
hazardous waste truck accept old starter
batteries free of charge, but a a refund of
deposits is not possible in this case.
Battery collection points in
Kaiserslautern county:
Hirschhorn: railroad crossing
Katzweiler: Eisenbahnstr., near glass containers
Mehlbach: former school
Olsbrücken: mayor‘s office
Otterbach: Sternberger Straße, parking lot of
FC Phönix soccer club
Niederkirchen: town hall
Otterberg: municipal administration
Ramstein-Miesenbach union community:
Ramstein: municipal administration
Weilerbach union community:
Bruchmühlbach-Miesau union community:
Reichenbach-Steegen: Bahnhofstraße
Bruchmühlbach: new town hall,
elementary school
Rodenbach: former milk house, Turmstraße
Martinshöhe: elementary school
Schwedelbach: at glass containers near organic
waste collection point
Miesau: elementary school
Weilerbach: municipal administration
Hazardous waste
Hazardous waste includes everything that
is harmful for humans, animals or the en­
vironment. For reasons of public safety it
is not collected together with other waste.
Hazardous waste may under no circumstance be disposed of in household
waste cans or toilets.
Private households can
take small amounts
of hazardous waste free
of charge to the haz­
ardous waste truck
(“Umweltmobil”) or
the ZAK recycling
center in Kaiserslaut­
ern Kapiteltal.
Please see at
(click the American flag on the top
right) to find out when the hazardous waste truck comes to your community.
Hazardous waste includes:
• acids
• adhesives
• all types of batteries
• asbestos cement components,
5 kg max. in dust-proof wrapping
(not accepted at hazardous waste truck)
• detergents, e.g. drain cleaners
• diluents
• energy-saving bulbs
• fertilizers
• fire extinguishers
• fixatives and developer solutions
• fluorescent lamps (do not break)
• gas bottles
• gasoline, diesel, petroleum
• halogen lamps
• herbicides
• insecticides
• leaches
• medicine
(without packaging)
• mercury thermometers
• mineral fiber and insulating material,
up to 1 cubic meters free of charge
in dust-proof wrapping) not accepted
at hazardous waste truck)
• nail polish and remover
• oil-polluted cloths
• pesticides
• sealing and insulating compounds
• solvents
• spray cans with or without content
• substances containing tar
• cans with polyurethane foam
• varnishes and paints
• car batteries
• waste oil
• condensers
• wood preservers
Hazardous waste
The hazardous waste truck also accepts
small electric appliances (see page 14).
Hazardous waste collection point of
the ZAK recycling center in Kaiserslautern Kapiteltal
Monday - Thursday:
8.00 - 12.00 hrs
13.00 - 16.00 hrs
Friday: 8.00 - 12.00 hrs
13.00 - 17.00 hrs
Phone: 8.00 - 12.00 hrs
(0631) 34117-0
Please note: The hazardous waste truck
does not accept hazardous waste from
Companies as well as small businesses have
to dispose of their hazardous waste at the
ZAK recycling center.
Please make sure to hand hazardous
waste and small electric appliances
over to the staff of the hazardous
waste truck. Do not leave any items unattended.
Any violation is a punishable offense.
Used clothing
Since mid 2013 the Kaiserslautern county waste manage­
ment has collected and recycled second-hand clothes and
shoes. With the assistance of the ZAK recycling center we
cooperate with certified companies that guarantee a highlevel reuse of the textiles. Every waste fee payer in the county benefits from the proceeds
of this project.
You can find containers for used clothing and shoes at the recycling centers
Kindsbach or ZAK, at the Penny-Markt in Bruchmühlbach as well as near
the glass containers in Sembach (Kaiserstraße/road L401).
Alternatively, you can give textiles to the staff of the hazardous waste truck or of the
truck for electrical appliances on the collection day.
Please donate clean textiles and shoes (in pairs) packed in bags only.
Glass container
Please put glass without lids, screw caps, or corks, separated by color into the designated
containers. Dumping glass, paper or other waste on or near the containers is prohibited and
will be penalized as an administrative offense!
Clean and empty non-returnable glass
bottles, flasks and jars
chinaware, stoneware, glass panels/
window pa nes, light b ulbs, leade d
glass, vases, heat-resistant glass
Glass of other colors
Please put glass that isn’t white, brown or
green into the container for green glass.
Monday - Saturday:
Glass containers
Bruchmühlbach-Miesau union community:
8.00 - 13.00 hrs
15.00 - 19.00 hrs
Not on Sundays or German holidays!
It is not permitted to discard glass at
other times.
Bruchmühlbach: access road to Penny-Markt Im
Froschpfuhl, Alte Straße former gas station
Elschbach: village square
Diemerstein: children’s home
Gerhardsbrunn: at the water reservoir
Fischbach: multi-purpose hall
Lambsborn: parking lot near cemetery
Frankenstein: wood loading area at the railway sta­
tion, Schliertal, turning area for busses Thörigtal
Langwieden: village exit, near the cemetery
Martinshöhe: parking lot Elisabethenstraße
Miesau: outdoor pool parking lot, EDEKA supermarket Vogelbach: Zum Peterswald, village hall parking lot
Hochspeyer: parking lot Weiherstraße 68,
fairground, Heidenhübel/Nelkenstraße,
former school Hauptstraße
Waldleiningen: Harzofenstraße, Stüterhof
Enkenbach-Alsenborn union community:
Kaiserslautern-Süd union community:
Josefstraße fairground, swimming pool parking lot
Finsterbrunnertal: “Naturfreundehaus” hostel
Baalborn: turning area at the end of Steinstraße
Enkenbach: IGS secondary school Am Mühlberg,
nursing home Untere Eselsmühle, elementary
school Ringstraße, railway station parking lot,
Mehlingen: fairground Friedrichstraße, sports
center, industrial zone “Am Wasserturm”
Johanniskreuz: “Johanniskreuz” hotel/restaurant
Krickenbach: community administration,
village square
Langensohl: parking lot near traffic circle
Linden: L363 village exit towards Horbach
Neuhemsbach: Hauptstraße village exit
towards Heinzental
Queidersbach: corner of Bachstraße/Bruchstraße,
vehicle hall Auf der Heide, secondary school
Sembach: Kaiserstraße village exit
towards Kaiserslautern
Stelzenberg: Lindenstraße, turning area Römerweg
Schopp: forest parking lot, Friedhofstraße
Glass container
Trippstadt: village square, Sägmühle camping
area, construction yard Landauer Weg,
Aschbacherhof, Dengel Inn (Neuhof)
Heimkirchen: village square
Landstuhl union community:
Otterberg: IGS secondary school, OTG Haupt­
straße, parking lot Jakob-Mayer-Straße, parking lot
Johannisstraße, camping area
Bann: Schillerstraße road to tennis court,
fairground Bruchstraße, elementary school,
Hauptstraße near traffic circle
Morbach: Lindenstraße
Niederkirchen: EDEKA supermarket, kindergarden
Schallodenbach: behind the cemetery
Hauptstuhl: fire station
Schneckenhausen: village well Hauptstraße
Kindsbach: multi-purpose hall, cemetery Fried­
hofstraße, Weiherstraße near pond, elementary
school Schulstraße, construction yard Hirtenpfad
Wörsbach: cemetery parking lot
Landstuhl: fire station, fairground Neuer Markt,
parking lot former “Goldener Pflug” Weiherstr.,
nursery home “Sankt Nikolaus”, IGS secondary
school, Friedrich Ebert secondary school, Mühlstraße, parking lot opposite Stutzinger kitchen
store, Moorstraße near Toom beverage store
Hütschenhausen: WASGAU supermarket, Eckstraße,
at the cemetery
Melkerei: Burgweg
Atzel: parking lot Fichtenplatz, Stettiner Straße,
St. Johannes hospital at the driveway to the shoot­
ing club, In der Atzel, elementary school Königs­
berger Straße, Berliner Straße, Beethovenstraße,
rehabilitation center Am Rotenborn
Mittelbrunn: Wimmelsbacher Weg
Oberarnbach: fire station Banner Straße
Otterbach-Otterberg union community:
Ramstein-Miesenbach union community:
Kottweiler-Schwanden: Langenäckerstraße,
Reichenbacher Straße
Miesenbach: former school
Niedermohr: town hall
Obermohr: Bachweg
Ramstein: kiosk Kindsbacher Straße, SBK super­
market Rathausring
Reuschbach: Ortsstraße
Schrollbach: at the cemetery
Spesbach: L 356 car sharing parking lot near
NETTO supermarket
Steinwenden: railway station
Frankelbach: at the cemetery
Weilerbach union community:
Hirschhorn: at the railroad crossing
Erzenhausen: Schwedelbacher Straße (junction
K19 Obere Flurstraße)
Katzweiler: Eisenbahnstraße
Mehlbach: cemetery parking lot
Obersulzbach: turning area
Eulenbis: parking lot next to rainwater basin near
road K20
Olsbrücken: new housing area “Auf den Wing­
erten”, telecommunications center at driveway
to cemetery
Kollweiler: at the cemetery
Otterbach: parking lot of FC Phönix soccer club
Sternberger Straße, Pfalzwerke parking lot
Rodenbach: Waldstraße, Hübelbrunnenstraße
near organic waste collection point
Sambach: village center Katzweiler Straße
Untersulzbach: village square Pferchstraße
Drehenthalerhof: At the cemetery,
local entrance Glashütterstraße
Mackenbach: bus terminal, Goethestraße
Reichenbach-Steegen: former railway station
Schwedelbach: Pörrbacher Straße near organic
waste collection point
Weilerbach: Borngasse, Mörikestraße 26,
Heiligenmoschel: sports hall
Im Allenwoog
Recycling centers
Kindsbach recycling center
The recycling center is located at the
Landstuhl municipal construction yard in
Kindsbach, Hirtenpfad 65.
For questions on the Kindsbach recycling
center feel free to call the waste manage­
ment office of the Kaiserslautern county
administration at Phone (0631) 7105505 oder -408.
Private households as well as businesses which are registered for waste
disposal in Kaiserslautern county
with non-recyclable waste cans of
240 liters maximum can discard recyclable material here. The maximum
monthly volume is 0.5 cubic meters
per material.
• clean plastic foils (no agricultural
foils, e.g. silage films)
• electronic scrap, electrical appliances
including refrigerators and freezers (no
maximum volume for electronic scrap)
• energy-saving bulbs and
luminescent tubes
• metals (ferrous and nonferrous metals)
• natural corks (no plastic corks)
• on-polluted scrap wood such as
doors, furniture wood, wall and ceiling
lining – painted or glued, not treated
with wood preservers
• plasterboards without styrofoam
• recyclable construction waste
of mineral composition such as stones,
concrete, soil, tiles, sanitary ceramics
• sheet glass e.g. window panes
• used clothing, shoes (in pairs),
– and other textiles, not soiled or moldy,
packed in bags only
• window frames made of metal
or plastic
Accepted waste:
• batteries (no car batteries)
Not accepted:
• bulk waste such as furniture, rugs,
mattresses, etc.
• agricultural foils
• bulky plastic items e.g. garden
chairs or baby bathtubs (no packaging
• hazardous waste e.g. residues of var­
nish, paint or glue, wood preservers
• cans with polyurethane foam
• CDs/DVDs
• clean cardboard and paper
(no wallpaper) • clean styrofoam (no polystyrene)
• car batteries
• insulation material
(glass or rock wool)
• material containing asbestos
e.g. asbestos cement sheets
• material containing tar or
bitumen e.g. roofing felt
Recycling centers
• non-recyclable waste
• non recyclable construction
waste i.e. containing plastic, wood,
insulation material or plasterboards
• old tires
Additional items accepted by the ZAK
recycling center:
• polluted scrap wood
• old tires with or without rims,
max. 4 free of charge
• polluted scrap wood e.g. treated
with wood preservers (wooden fences,
pressure-treated wood), moldering
wood with fungal infections, burnt
or oil-polluted wood
• car batteries (hazardous waste)
• trunks, root stocks, garden
• fire extinguishers (hazardous waste)
• wall paper
• woody garden waste
• window frames made of wood
• window frames made of wood
• yellow bags for recycling material
• hazardous waste e.g. residues of
varnish, paint, or glue, wood preservers,
Any waste exceeding the allowed
volume will be rejected by the recycling center staff.
Dumping recycling material outside the opening hours is prohibited and represents an administrative offense.
ZAK recycling center
Zentrale Abfallwirtschaft Kaiserslautern Kapiteltal
Any recycling material accepted at
the Kindsbach recycling center can
also be disposed of at the ZAK recycling center subject to the applicable
terms and conditions.
• insulation material e.g. glass or
rock wool in dust-proof wrapping, max.
1 cubic meters free of charge (hazardous
• garden clippings
For sale at the ZAK recycling center:
• potting soil (in bags)
• wood briquettes
• organic compost (loose material)
• mixture of top soil/compost
(loose material)
• bark mulch (in bags or loose
Monday - Thursday:
Phone: 8.00
- 12.00
- 16.00
- 12.00
- 17.00
- 12.00
(0631) 34117-0
What to do with …
Asbestos, fiber cement, asbestos
shingles, facade panels
Avoid the generation of dust when treat­
ing items containing asbestos (e.g. sawing
or breaking). The dust can cause cancer.
Have certified companies remove asbestos
products. Such products must be treated
as hazardous waste. For more information
please call the Kaiserslautern county ad­
ministration at 0631-7105-408 or -505.
and shower trays of any material will not be
collected with bulk waste. You have to take
these items to one of the recycling centers.
are picked up as bulk waste or can be taken
to the recycling centers Kindsbach or ZAK.
Car batteries
contain many harmful substances. According
to the Battery Regulation consumers are
charged a deposit when buying starter bat­
teries. The deposit is refunded as soon as the
battery is returned to the seller. Alternatively,
you can take car batteries to the hazardous
waste truck or the ZAK recycling center. A
refund of deposits is not possible in this
Animal carcasses
are not considered waste according to the
Waste Law and may not be disposed of
in any of the containers provided by the
Kaiserslautern county administration. Their
disposal is subject to the Animal Carcass
Disposal Law. For information please contact Zweckverband Tierkörper­be­sei­ti­gung
Rheinland-Pfalz, Am Orschbach 2, 54518
Rivenich, phone 06508-91430, fax 06508827 or the Kaiserslautern veterinary office,
phone 0631-7105-450.
Car seats
Car seats and children’s car seats are the
only car components picked up as bulk
waste or can be taken to the recycling cen­
ters Kindsbach or ZAK.
Car tires
should be returned to the dealer. You can
drop-off a maximum of 4 tires (with or
without rims) free of charge at the ZAK
recycling center.
Cooking oil
when no longer usable, can be turned in
at the hazardous waste truck or at the ZAK
recycling center. Dates are listed in the gar­
bage collection schedule of your commu­
nity in the supplement.
Construction debris
can be recycled, if it is not mixed with met­
al (except reinforcing steel), wood, glass,
plastic, paper, cardboard, etc. The side
length may not exceed 1 m. The debris
can be taken to the ZAK recycling center.
For unmixed – i.e. recyclable – debris the
charge is much lower than for contami­
nated debris. Small amounts are free of
Please offer duvets and pillows that are still
useable to a charity organization. Alterna­
tively, you can have them collected with
your bulk waste or take them to one of the
recycling centers.
can go in the public used clothes contain­
ers or in the black can.
What to do with …
Data media
You can discard CDs/DVDs without cover
at the recycling centers Kindsbach or ZAK.
Disposable diapers belong in the black can,
not in the paper or bio can.
Electric storage heatings/
night storage heaters
These appliances can contain different
amounts of loosely or firmly bound asbes­
tos products. You can check with the waste
management office of the Kaiserslautern
county administration whether your appliance contains asbestos. Please indicate
brand and product type. Phone: 06317105-408 or -505.
Only specialized companies holding
a certificate of competence according to TRGS 519 are permitted to
dispose of storage heaters containing asbestos. Never open appliances
containing asbestos!
For more information on qualified compa­
nies please call the municipal craftsmen
association (“Kreishandwerkerschaft”) at
Energy-saving bulbs
are hazardous waste which is accepted
by the hazardous waste truck and the recycling centers Kindsbach or ZAK.
Excavated soil
can be taken to the ZAK recycling center
and to authorized sand pits for a charge.
You can also use the local exchange plat­
form for soil and construction waste at
Fire extinguishers
can be taken to the hazardous waste truck
or the ZAK recycling center. Returnable
bottles should be returned to the dealer.
Gas bottles/cartridges
can be taken to the hazardous waste truck
or the ZAK recycling center. Returnable
bottles should be returned to the dealer.
Gas ranges
are collected with electrical appliances
upon request.
You can return gas lawnmowers to a certified collection point or recycling compa­
ny recognized according to the End-of-life
Vehicle Directive. Electric lawnmowers are
be picked up by the Kaiserslautern county
administration upon request. Recycling
centers accept electric lawnmowers as well.
Manual lawnmowers are accepted by the
recycling centers or collected with bulk
waste upon request.
Luminescent tubes
are accepted by the hazardous waste truck
or the ZAK recycling center.
Nylon pantyhose
belong in the non-recyclable waste.
Oil tanks
must be disposed of by a certified com­
pany. Please see the Yellow Pages for ad­
dresses (look for “Tankreinigung”).
Old vehicles, car wrecks, car parts
must be recycled by certified companies
recognized according to the End-of-life
Vehicle Directive.
What to do with …
Old grease
from private households can go in the gray
can, if it is solid. Liquid cooking oils can be
turned in at the hazardous waste truck in
household quantities or can be taken to the
ZAK recycling center.
Old medicine
You can return it to a pharmacy, the haz­
ardous waste truck or the ZAK recycling
center. Never flush medicine down the toi­
Pet and cat litter
You can put compostable wood or straw
(without excrements) into the brown can.
Excrements and mineral litter go in the
black can. Never flush pet litter down the
Pots, dishes and cutlery
You can take large amounts to the recycling
centers Kindsbach or ZAK. Small amounts
go in the black can.
Ring canders
Empty ring canders go in the black can.
Sanitary ceramics
such as toilets, bidets, urinals or sinks have
to be taken to the recycling centers Kinds­
bach or ZAK.
Scrap metal
is accepted at the recycling centers Kinds­
bach and ZAK.
Syringes and cannulas
must be packed in an impenetrable, firmly
closed box and disposed of in the black
Mercury thermometers are hazardous
waste accepted by the hazardous waste
truck. Digital thermometers are electronic
go in the black can.
Video tapes
go in the black can.
goes in the black can.
Waste oil
According to the Waste Oil Regulation
dealers of engine and gear oil must take
back thte amount sold without charging
any cost. Please make use of this opportu­
nity. Small amounts of oil stocks or polluted
waste oil as well as oil filters are accepted
by the hazardous waste truck or the ZAK
recycling center.
Wood from furniture
Wooden household items, e.g. shelving,
bed frames or wooden cacanets, are col­
lected separately as bulk waste. Please set
the wood out separately from the other
bulk waste on the day of collection. Wood­
en furniture can also be taken to the re­
cycling center ZAK and small amounts to
If you have any question, feel free to contact the waste management team
of the Kaiserslautern county administration. Address: Am Altenhof 6 (former
“Casino”), Kaiserslautern.
Monday, Tuesday:
Postal address
Kreisverwaltung Kaiserslautern
Fachbereich 5.4
Lauterstraße 8
67657 Kaiserslautern
Help desk
Phone (0631) 7105-408/-505
Hazardous waste
Phone (0631) 7105-505
Electronic scrap
Phone (0631) 7105-250/-500
Illegal dumping/car wrecks
Phone (0631) 7105-472
Bulk waste
Phone (0631) 7105-500/-250
Fax (0631) 7105-449
Domestic waste
(non-recyclable, organic, paper)
Phone (0631) 7105-435/-433/-405/-329
Waste of other origin
Phone (0631) 7105-235/-329
Kreisverwaltung Kaiserslautern
Fachbereich Abfallwirtschaft
Postfach 3580
67623 Kaiserslautern
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
abfallwirtschaft (click the American flag on
the top right)
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You can bring us your trash if you want to!
We’ll take care of what’s left.
At our recycling center, you can leave, for example, old clothes, construction waste,
electronic scrap, plastics, metals, paper or bulky objects (furniture etc.). You’re
always at the right place when you visit our drop-off point for hazardous waste to
dispose of, for example, empty batteries, excess paint or expired medication. This
kind of waste will also be accepted by our hazardous waste truck, which also makes
regular stops near you.
But because time is just as valuable as the materials you want to dispose of, you should
separate the individual kinds of waste before loading. Please also remember to remove
batteries from old electrical appliances. Many thanks!
Monday - Thursday
8.00 - 12.00 hrs and 13.00 - 16.00 hrs
8.00 - 12.00 hrs and 13.00 - 17.00 hrs
8.00 - 12.00 hrs
Kapiteltal - 67657 Kaiserslautern - Tel.: 0631.34117-0 - Fax: 0631.34117-7777