Reopening of the recycling depots runs smoothly

The recycling centers in the Alzey-Worms district are open again on a daily basis. Around 9:30 a.m., Erhard Schunk is one of the few to hand in their greenery in Worrstadt. (Photo: BilderKartell / Carsten Selak)

GAU-ORNHEIM – WORRSTADT / GAU-ORNHEIM. Garden owners breathe a sigh of relief: despite a corona pandemic, recycling centers open their doors again. The district of Alzey-Worms started the first test run on Tuesday in Alzey, Worrstadt, Gau-Odernheim, and Mauchenheim. Only green cuttings and grass clippings from the home lawn were allowed to be delivered. “We want to offer this service to our citizens because the need is now noticeably high in the spring,” said District Administrator Heiko Sippel, who visited some recycling centers to see for himself how the matter developed. And Sippel could be extremely satisfied: “Everything is well organized, everyone adheres to the rules, everything is very relaxed.”

Officially, the courtyards should open at 8:30 a.m. Fredi Porth, who oversaw the collection point between Worrstadt and Rommersheim that day, was a little more open. “When I’m there, you can start,” he smiled. Since it was impossible to know whether there would be a real rush on the green waste containers, he received support: Manfred Freitag, on duty at the recycling center in Saulheim, and Thomas Schiebel from the municipal enforcement service of the Worrstadt association stood by his side to help to be able to help critical situations. “Because only four cars are allowed on the yard at a time, and only green stuff can be disposed of,” he confirmed the regulations that will also apply to future opening times. In any case, it is important to comply, even if one or the other sees the other.

The three men did not have to wait long for the “customers” in the morning sunshine. But no trace of crowds. “I thought that coming from Armsheim, I would be in a line just behind Rommersheim,” said a garden owner, pleasantly surprised. Gradually, cars rolled onto the site, hardly more than four were there at the same time, so that there was almost no waiting time for the access road in front of the gate. At the entrance, a quick look at the license plates of the vehicles. Thomas Schiebel: “We make sure that only fellow citizens deliver from here.” There were three huge containers ready for them to collect the normal garden waste, larger green piece goods were allowed to be disposed of at the adjacent shredding station.


According to the district administration in the district of Alzey-Worms, the following recycling centers will open on Thursday, 9 and 16 April: Eppelsheim, Flonheim, Monsheim, Saulheim, Wollstein and Eich from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. More information at

One of the first on the square was Iris Ostertag-Fischer, who had come from Wallertheim with several garden garbage bags. “I have a large garden and am glad and grateful that the recycling center is accessible again. Now there is a lot of green waste that cannot be stored at home in the long run. ”She headed twice to the collection point on Tuesday to be able to dispose of everything properly. No time problems, because from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the courtyards will also be open on certain days in the coming weeks.

In Gau-Odernheim, Klaus-Dieter Pagels and his colleague at the recycling center near the Petersberghalle had almost the same experience as their colleagues in Worrstadt. “There were seven or eight cars right after the opening, but that was quickly done,” he reported. Then it went on here bit by bit. “I don’t think it will look different in the afternoon. But let’s be surprised. ”He had enough space for large quantities of green waste, so there would be no problems.

At around 11.30 a.m. District Administrator Sippel stopped in Gau-Odernheim. “Today is the fifth place in the district that I have visited. The offer is gladly accepted everywhere, ”he said. He thanked the fellow citizens who delivered the green waste for the discipline, for the friendly understanding for the necessary regulations. “Now everyone has probably understood what is required at this time.” He thanked the supervisors on the farms for their efforts. All in all, the experiment with the reopening of the collection points that have been closed since March 20 was absolutely successful. “The district of Alzey-Worms was the first in Rhineland-Palatinate to do this, and now others are sure to follow,” said Heiko Sippel.

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