The amount of yellow bags you get depends on the size of your household. Based on the premise that a German citizen produces on average 35 kg of packaging waste per year, each person within a household will receive 13 "yellow bags" per year, with a capacity of 2.7 kg per bag.
At the start of each year households receive their basic bag allocations, in the form of 4 coupons that can be redeemed at the various distribution points in exchange for one roll of "yellow bags" (10 bags) per coupon.
So for example, a household made up of two people will receive 40 bags per year, thereby bringing their bag allocation to above the average requirement of 26 bags (13 bags per person).
According to the statistics, each person uses 13 bags per year.
Households with 1-3 people
four coupons (40 bags) in this brochure.
Households with more than 3 people
four coupons (40 bags) in this brochure,
plus the option to order additional coupons online or by telephone.