Two farms are already closing, and more landfills could follow in the course of the day: the BSR announced this on Twitter on Tuesday. The reason is the current heat wave in Berlin. “In cases of severe heat, we reserve the right to protect our customers and employees from strong sunlight and high temperatures,” spokesman Stefan Harnisch told the Tagesspiegel. There is hardly any shade on the farms, which is associated with a high health risk for people.
The Rahnsdorfer Straße recycling center (Mahlsdorf) and the Hegauer Weg pollutant collection point (Zehlendorf) are currently closed – but if the temperatures continue to rise, more could follow. Whether a landfill closes depends on the shade and tree population on site, there is no uniform grade mark.
This summer, the courtyards had to close several times unscheduled due to the heat waves, confirms Harnisch. “More often than in previous years.” The BSR provides information about closed landfills on its social media accounts. If you want to be doubly sure, call the service hotline before visiting: 030/7592-4900.