I wonder if anybody has noticed any changes in the way local dechetteries are run as of the beginning of this year? If I understood the brochures for dechets Mont Saint-Michel in our mailbox correctly, restrictions have been introduced as to how much I can take to the decheterie and how often I can do that? Is there any documentation I need to obtain in advance in order to make enforcing these regulations feasible?
Thanks for your feedback. Following your advice, I will probably wait for a hot day, offer the chap in charge a cold six-pack and hope for the best.
Anyway, an interesting footnote. Like everyone else here, I used to spell dechetterie with two t. Throughout the pamphlet on how to separate your garbage (Guide Du Tri), dechetterie is spelled with one t only, which made me, whose French in virtually non-existent, change the spelling. Obviously not a very smart decision.
We have the choice of three rubbish tips (am avoiding getting into a French spelling argument!). However we can’t use the closest tip to us because it’s just over the border into the next departement. They do check your address from time to time, and the tip supervisor soon learns to recognise people. However we don’t so far have any limits on how much we can take. I have to say that our tip supervisor is excellent. She keeps an eye on what is going into each skip to make sure that everything can be processed correctly, and she’s very helpful. I really don’t think that the six-pack would cut much ice with her, even on a hot day.
It depends on thr authority running the déchetterie(s). Where we are (Dinan Agglo) it used to be a free-for-all with unrestricted access. About 3 years ago they introduced barriers and provided cards/passes for access. We have the right to unlimited access for garden waste and 20 visits per year for everything else.
Personally I think this is perfectly reasonable, however it does increase the risk of people fly tipping.
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