Basel residents find ways around rubbish bag tax
Basel residents are finding ways around a charge on plastic bags for household waste. For over a year, there’s been a tax of 5 centimes on each bag for the home.
But there is no charge on the bags designed for dog waste. More people seem to buying those bags and disposing of home waste in the dog bins.
The head of the city’s sanitation department, Dominik Egli, says the bins on the street are only for waste which is generated on the street. Such as sandwich wrappings if you’ve had a snack on a park bench – not for waste from the home.