Nyon has a brand new recycling centre which was inaugurated a few weeks ago. This new centre has been designed to make the process of recycling more efficient and faster! You no longer have to make tricky manoeuvres to get in and out out of a busy car park to recycle your household goods.
To gain entry to the new centre, you need to use the official key card (which was sent to all Nyon households – photo below) which opens an automatic barrier leading up a drive to the déchèterie. The address is Chemin des Marais 2, in the l’Asse area of town. Head off towards the Paléo shop and turn right just shortly afterwards.
Opening times Monday – Friday 09:00 -12:00/ 13:30 – 18:00 Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
Cars line up and take their turn to recycle, however as you no longer need to separate glass bottles and containers into different colours ie: green, brown and clear glass, (you throw all the colours into one very big container) this speeds up the system considerably!
There are recycling bins for vegetable oil and other oils
You can recycle neon tubes, tools and some household goods
Note – for really big household items (encombrants) there are special collection days that have been allocated throughout 2015.
What is an encombrant? Essentially these are bulky items that are too big to go into a normal rubbish/trash bag, items that need to be crushed before incinerated. These tend to be objects such as rolls of carpet, mattresses, skis etc. Items that have a dimension greater than 60 cm. To see the dates of the special collection days in Nyon click here
However some items are excluded from this special house collection: metal chairs, bikes, pans, etc and there is a recycling bin for them at the new centre. There is more information about recycling on the council website click here
Electrical equipment must be returned to the point of sale.
Below – Place to return used batteries
Places for PET bottles and aluminium cans
Place for garden waste
Place for used clothes (these need to be tied up in a bag before placing them in the container). Clothes then go towards a charity which recycles them for future use. To find out more about this charity click here