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Waste, garbage & recycling

Much of what ends up as waste can be recycled. The prerequisite for this is consistent waste separation. You can find out everything else you need to know about waste & recycling in Erlangen on this page.

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Waste; disposal

Waste disposal is carried out by the administrative districts and independent cities for their area.

Important services A-Z

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Service, Online service, Bulky waste, Waste, Garbage, Collection dates, Waste calendar, Waste ABC, Street cleaning, Garbage, Scrap, Electric, Rubble, Waste charges, Materials, Electronic waste, Second-hand, Gift exchange

Bulky waste; registration

Every household in Erlangen has the opportunity to have their bulky waste collected directly from their home once a year. In addition, private households can deliver their bulky waste in normal household quantities directly to the waste transfer station free of charge.
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Circular economy; commercial waste

The commercial waste advisory service of the city of Erlangen supports all commercial facilities in the city with waste management measures.

Commercial waste - separation
Demolition, Waste, Building, Leaflet, Circulation, Building rubble, Recycling

Circular economy; environmental protection Construction and demolition waste

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Service, Online service, Reusable diaper, Promotion, Support program, Diaper, Sustainability, Baby, Birth, Pregnancy, Garbage, Waste, Waste garbage can, Waste avoidance, Waste reduction, Climate protection, Environmental protection, Residual waste garbage cans, Waste

Reusable diapers; promotion

The city of Erlangen subsidizes the purchase of new and used cloth diaper systems (overpants, cloth diapers, washable inserts, diaper fleece) once with 25 percent of the invoice amount, ErlangenPass holders receive 50 percent. The maximum subsidy is 200 euros per child.
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Waste concept for events

Avoiding waste, conserving resources.

Waste & recycling - your contribution to climate protection

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Ashtray, Cigarette butts, Cigarette butts, Butt, Smoker, Environmental pollution, City cleaning, Garbage

"I do it"-Your fag. Your responsibility. Our Erlangen.

To alleviate the problem of cigarette butts carelessly thrown into the environment, the city of Erlangen is distributing free take-away ashtrays as part of the "I do it" campaign.

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Dispose of corks correctly - too good for the bin

Collect and recycle corks and other products made from natural cork: do your bit for the environment and climate protection by recycling. On this page you will find the collection points in Erlangen and further tips.

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Dispose of electrical appliances correctly

Dispose of your old electrical appliances correctly and do your bit for the environment and climate protection. Collection containers for the disposal of small electrical appliances are available at 69 locations. Larger appliances can be disposed of with bulky waste or at the waste transfer station at the harbor. You can dispose of appliances that are still in working order at Erlangen's give-away exchange or social department store, for example.

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Dispose of old CDs & DVDs correctly

On this page you can find out why and where you can dispose of your old CDs and DVDs. Dispose of and recycle your CDs correctly and do your bit for the environment and climate protection.

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Garbage, Waste, Recycling, recycle, Waste garbage can, Residual waste garbage cans, Waste garbage cans, Waste, Medication, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Tablets, Climate protection, Environmental protection, Climate awakening, Climate awakening, Climate emergency, Sustainability

Dispose of old medication correctly

What needs to be considered when disposing of expired or redundant tablets and juices? This page provides information on the recycling of medicines. Dispose of and recycle your medicines correctly and make your contribution to environmental and climate protection.

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Dispose of printer cartridges & toner cartridges correctly

Toner cartridges and printer cartridges are easy to recycle and should therefore not be disposed of with the residual waste. On this page you will find the collection points in Erlangen and other options for disposal. Dispose of and recycle your printer and toner cartridges correctly and make your contribution to environmental and climate protection.

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Garbage, Organic waste, Waste, Biowaste, Organic waste garbage can, Garden waste, Compost, Composting, Green waste, Green waste, Green waste, Garden waste campaign, Garden waste campaigns, Erlangen compost, Recycling, Green garbage can

Organic waste, garden waste & organic waste garbage can

Information on organic waste garbage cans and ordering, handling garden waste and our annual garden waste campaigns as well as ordering containers for garden waste. Dispose of your organic and garden waste correctly and make your contribution to environmental and climate protection.

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ReCup

Food and drinks to go - without disposable waste. Available in many Erlangen cafés, bakeries and restaurants.

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Food, Reusable, Drinks, Reusable obligation, Packaging Act, Take away, Reusable packaging, Reusable containers, Waste avoidance, Garbage, Waste, Recycling, Environment, Climate protection, Climate emergency, Climate awakening, Climate awakening, Climate Awakening, Environmental protection, Sustainability

Reusable food and drinks

Restaurateurs must also offer takeaway food and drinks in reusable packaging from January 1, 2023.

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Stattplan Erlangen - the fair city map

In the Stattplan you will find fair and sustainable places in Erlangen city center. Clearly grouped, you can find retailers with fair trade products, repair options, packaging arms, etc.

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Oil, Fat, Oil collection, Oil recycling, Fat recycling, Waste oil, Climate protection, Climate awakening, Environmental protection, Recycling, Climate awakening, Climate emergency, Garbage, Waste, Used cooking oil, Cooking oil, Collection container, Container, Residual waste garbage cans, Waste garbage cans, Waste garbage cans, Waste, recycle, Sustainability

Waste grease collection - Dispose of cooking oil correctly

Dispose of your used cooking oil correctly and make your contribution to environmental and climate protection. The cities of Erlangen and Fürth collect used cooking oil using green collection bottles and collection machines to produce biodiesel. On this page you will find the locations of the collection containers and other options.

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Yellow bag & yellow garbage can - disposing of plastic waste correctly

All information on correct disposal & collection points or ordering yellow bags and garbage cans. Dispose of and recycle your plastic waste correctly and make your contribution to environmental and climate protection.

Important Erlangen facilities

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Energy consulting - Erlanger Stadtwerke

Are you planning to buy a new electrical appliance? Get advice before you buy! At the Energy Advice Center (EBZ) of Erlanger Stadtwerke you can find out which appliances have the lowest energy and water consumption.

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Erlangen give-away and exchange market

You can post an ad online in the Erlangen Gift and Exchange Market to give away your device or exchange it for another item. The contact between sellers and interested parties is made by telephone from private to private. Would you like to exchange an appliance? Simply enter the item you wish to exchange in the text field.

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Garbage, Compost, Green waste, Material yard, Recycling, Erlangen compost, Garden waste, Garden waste, Garden waste campaign, Green waste, Humus

Frauenaurach composting plant

Deliver your garden waste directly to us. The offer also includes the sale of the quality product "Erlanger Kompost" from our own production. This compost is made exclusively from delivered garden waste. Your garden will be delighted!

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Waste transfer station at the port

The waste transfer station at the port belongs to the ZVA (Zweckverband Abfallwirtschaft Erlangen/Erlangen-Höchstadt). The special-purpose association under public law collects all waste for recycling/disposal as well as special waste, such as electrical appliances.

Latest news

Green plastic bottles for the used grease collection

Waste grease collection receives funding

Biodiesel from used fat: The cities of Erlangen and Fürth collect used cooking oil using green collection bottles and collection machines to produce biodiesel.

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Ashtray, Cigarette butts, Cigarette butts, Butt, Smoker, Environmental pollution, City cleaning, Garbage

"I do it"-Your fag. Your responsibility. Our Erlangen.

To alleviate the problem of cigarette butts carelessly thrown into the environment, the city of Erlangen is distributing free take-away ashtrays as part of the "I do it" campaign.

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Hazardous waste, Hazardous waste disposal, Hazardous waste disposal, Special purpose association

Special purpose association for hazardous waste disposal

Articles of Association of the Zweckverband Sondermüll-Entsorgung Mittelfranken of 26.02.2004 as amended on 31.03.2011

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Garbage, Recycling, Environment, Bulky waste, Yellow garbage can, Yellow bag, Paper waste, Waste ABC, Waste calendar, Waste garbage cans, Waste garbage cans, Residual waste garbage cans

Waste guide 2024

It offers dates for waste collection and provides information on ordering waste garbage cans and containers as well as opening hours.

Commercial waste - Asbestos
Refurbishment, Demolition, Waste

Handling asbestos

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