New 2015 calenders should be coming in the mail shortly, but just in case it doesn’t get to you or it gets lost, here’s a backup plan. The garbage collection company, Schoenmackers, will be posting the new calenders online here. Just click on the Gemeinde/community you live in (Geilenkirchen, Übach-Palenberg, Gangelt, Selfkant, Heinsburg etc.) and save the PDF that pops up. There is also an iPhone and Android App available.
For those of you who always rush to get the trash out as the truck goes by, here’s a method that has helped me (besides paying attention to the neighbors). Take a normal calendar and write the trash days on it. As soon as I did this, I found that there was a method to the madness, like Gelb pickup is every other Monday in Selfkant. I hope this helps you too.