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The first Removal of Refuse

The removal of refuse more and more became a problem for Bömighausen and the other communities. The trash had been deposited in an abandoned quarrel at the road between Bömig- and Alleringhausen, but of course this circumstance did not make the landscape very beautiful. So the members of the community decided to deposit the garbage in a place at the "Buh". After a while an expert for preserved areas found this place not suitable. So, what could the inhabitants do? They had been proud of having found a system to

remove their rests of civilization. The magistrates´text on the right says: "The community has an own garbage place in the "Buh". All inhabitants are referred not to take their garbage to other places (quarrel, road to Alleringhausen, old mine "an den Weißen Brüchen", etc.) People who ignore this will be prosecuted.
To make a regular removal possible, the magistrates have ordered a professional removal. The fee will be discussed. Garbage tons will not be necessary yet, but everybody is asked to fill the trash into suitable containers (boxes, baskets, tons, etc.) First removal: March 18th, 1966, at 7.30 from the roadside in front of your house."
So far the text on the right...
Meanwhile the removal of garbage has developed in foue step.


0.4.12 Die erste Müllabfuhr

1. The epoque before larger lots of garbage existed

Our ancestors did not really have a problem with the removal. Most of the refusal was biological stuff and could be used to feed the stock or to make the soil more fertile. Paper and wood were burnt, and even bricks were used several times, at last they were used as gravel for the lanes. Rags and used metal were collected and sold to an en gros merchant.

2. Waste Deposit

Before World War II the amount of garbage started, interrupted by the war itself, because people needed nearly everything. There were collections, e.g. pupils had to collect textile stuff or used metal.
After the war, during the years which are defined as years of reconstruction, the mass of garbage grew more and more. Useless things were taken by hand cart to "Jaustes curve" or other parts of the boundary. These waste deposite places were not hygienic and looked ugly.

3. The first regular Removal in the Uplands

The waste deposit places were closed. Bömighausen was the 1st community in the Upland area which got a regular removal of refuse in a suitable place. The first "undertaker" were Fritz Römer and Fritz Behlen. This development turned out to become more and more necessary because of the growing lot of tourists, but also because of the growing environmental conscience. However, many inhabitants did not like the fee.

4. Modern Removal
Since the end of the 1960s, Bömighausen is part of the modern removal system with garbage tons and garbage trucks like all the other villages in the Uplands.