That should change in 2023

District Segeberg. The Weg-Zweckverband (WZV) in the district of Segeberg (excluding Norderstedt) will introduce new waste disposal charges from 2023 – with a basic fee and settlement per empty container. The draft of the new fee schedule is now available. According to the WZV, anyone who sorts waste correctly and avoids waste should be able to save money with the new fee model. Bin combinations with fixed prices as they currently exist are no longer applicable.

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New waste disposal charges in the district of Segeberg: land charge and bio bin

The basic fee must be 60 euros per household from January 2023 – 5 euros per month. With this, WZV wants to cover part of the fixed costs for waste disposal. The fee model must be adopted by the Association meeting at the end of November.

Comes to the basic fee the mandatory bio-bin, which will continue to be emptied every 14 days. Here WZV wants to charge 2.59 euros per month for the small bio bin (80 litres) in the future – i.e. 31.08 euros per year. The 120-liter organic container would cost 46.56 euros per year or 3.88 euros per month.

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Waste charges: This is what the residual waste container will cost in Segeberg in the future

It will be variable in the future Waste fees for the residual waste container be. WZV customers must have an incentive to avoid waste and sort it better and, above all, not to throw organic waste in the household waste. Instead of emptying the residual waste container every 14 days, the bins should only be emptied every four weeks or even less often. In this way, customers can save – because the disposal fees for residual waste will in future be invoiced for each bin that is emptied at the end of the year. From now on, emptying a 120-litre waste container will cost 8.25 euros.

Waste charges Segeberg: Settlement per emptying

From January 2023, each emptying of the residual waste container will be charged individually. In the draft of the new fee schedule for WZV, different prices are indicated, depending on the size of the ton. A regular emptying therefore costs: 30-litre container: 4.92 euros; 60 liters: 6.06 euros; 90 liters: 7.11 euros; 120 litres: 8.25 euros; 240 litres: 12.69 euros; 660 litres: 29.70 euros; 1100 litres: 45.65.

The organic bin is mandatory and should cost a month: 80-litre bin: 2.59 euros; 120 liters: 3.88 euros; 240 litres: 7.76 euros. The paper container is free.

Example of calculation: Currently the most popular combination of bins, used by 35 percent of WZV customers, is the Bio-Plus S tariff with an 80-litre organic bin and a 120-litre residual waste bin, which is emptied every two weeks. So far this has cost 283.08 euros per year.

If the residual waste was also collected every two weeks in 2023, i.e. 26 times a year, it would be 214.50 euros per year. In addition, the basic fee (60 euros) and collection of the 80-litre organic waste bin (31.08 euros), which gives waste fees of 305.58 euros per year. If, on the other hand, the residual waste was only emptied every four weeks, the waste charges would be reduced to just under 200 euros. Households that currently use the Bio Plus S tariff with four weekly emptying have so far paid 241.08 euros.

WZV calculates a minimum amount of waste of 360 liters per inhabitant per year

WZV customers potentially save money, the less often they have to empty their residual waste bin. So that there are no false incentives to dispose of residual waste illegally, the WZV calculates this Minimum volume of 360 liters of residual waste per population and year. According to Ceyda Oguz, head of waste management at WZV, anyone who stands out will do well.

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Ceyda Oguz, head of the waste management department at the Weg-Zweckverband: “If you separate well, you can manage with the smallest amount of waste.”

This liter price depends on the size of the residual waste container. Small bins are relatively more expensive to empty than larger ones. It pays, especially for small households, to use a larger bin but empty it less often.

An example: A two-person household with a minimum amount of residual waste of 720 liters would manage with a 60-litre container if emptied every month. According to the draft law, this costs EUR 6.06 per emptying, that is EUR 72.72 per year (plus ground fee and bio bin). If the household used a 120 liter waste container, but only emptied it every eight weeks, the fees for residual waste would fall below 60 euros.

Waste fees in Segeberg: WZV announces fee calculator

“We are currently working on a fee calculator,” says Ceyda Oguz. This should be available on the WZV website from next week, so customers can find out and order the best combination of barrels for themselves. According to Oguz, WZV will not change anything about its customers’ existing bin combinations on its own initiative.

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Customers control how often a residual waste container is emptied: If the bin is on the street on collection day, it is emptied, otherwise not. There is an exception for the large 660 or 1100 liter residual waste bins and the presentation service. Here, the waste disposal workers look in the bin on collection day and only empty it when it is at least two-thirds full, explains Oguz.

Bulky rubbish and brushwood: Collection is for a fee

With the new fee plan, the free collection of bulky waste and brushwood in the Segeberg district must be abolished. From now on, 20 euros will be charged for a collection according to the draft statutes. Delivery of quantities of up to two cubic meters of bulky waste and green waste should be free of charge at the WZV recycling sites. This point is controversial at the association meeting.

If the new fee plan is decided by the association assembly, customers will receive an invoice for the basic fee and a prepayment notice for the minimum amount of residual waste at the beginning of the year – depending on the number of people in a household. Accurate invoicing will then take place in early 2024. To ensure that there are no surprisingly high additional payment requirements, WZV wants to inform customers at least once in mid-2023 that the residual waste is significantly above the estimated minimum amount.

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