Earlier Garbage Collection in Riehen and Basel-Stadt during the Summer

The number of “heat days” with temperatures above 30oC has increased in recent summers. To protect the health of their public service workers and allow them to hopefully finish their physically demanding shifts by 14:00, before the greatest heat develops, the community of Riehen has announced that garbage collection times between June 19 and September 1 will begin earlier during the day. Therefore, during this time, residents are asked to ensure that their garbage bags, bags for garden/organic waste, and paper bundles for paper collection are placed at the curb before 06:00 on the collection day so that trash collection can begin during the cooler early morning hours. The earlier pickup times were tested last year in a pilot study in Riehen and were well received by both workers and residents.

In Basel-Stadt, garbage collection on days with predicted high temperatures of 32oC and higher also will begin earlier, at 05:00. Therefore, please ensure that your bags are placed at the curb in time for the early pickup. You can place them outside after 19:00 on the previous evening at the earliest to minimize the risk of animals getting into the bags and spreading their contents around.