Certain types of household waste must be returned to their point of sale or to one of the three cantonal waste recovery sites (ESREC). This page presents a list of the types of waste concerned while indicating the locations of the relevant waste recovery sites.
Refuse collection via the door-to-door service and at the ecopoints is maintained in full and remains a key priority. To enable the department to provide this service, appointments to collect bulky waste can no longer be made (either by phone or online) until further notice. For your information, the cantonal refuse collection points (ESREC) are open. Access to these is nevertheless limited: a maximum of 3 people are authorised on the unloading platform (in addition to the 2 supervisors).
Similarly, cleaning of public areas is partially maintained, with approximately 50 percent of the personnel working in the field. Priority is given to emptying bins in the streets and cleaning the ecopoints.
More information on the measures taken in the City of Geneva
Some types of household waste require specific measures and must be returned to the points of sale or taken to the cantonal waste recovery sites.
What types of waste are concerned?
- chemical and toxic products;
- paints and solvents;
- neon lights and long-life electric and LED bulbs;
- car batteries;
- vegetable and mineral oils;
- window glass;
- porcelain, faience, ceramics;
- ink cartridges and toners;
- scrap metal;
- electronic devices;
- electrical appliances;
- household appliances.
Caution: this list is not exhaustive and does not include waste generated by craftsmen or traders.
Where should you take these special types of waste?
There are three cantonal waste recovery sites (ESREC) in Geneva reserved for private individuals. These sites recover certain types of waste free of charge.
- Châtillon cantonal waste recovery site (ESREC);
- La Praille cantonal waste recovery site (ESREC);
- Les Chânats cantonal waste recovery site (ESREC).
Waste recovery sites for craftsmen
Two companies in Geneva recover ordinary waste generated by craftsmen.
Article modifié le 18.03.2020 à 12:06