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Sorting household waste and recycling

Glass goes in the glass container, paper goes in the paper container, Restmüll, Sperrmüll – we know it’s complicated! In Germany, sorting household waste, recycling and reducing waste are very important issues. Read more about them (available in several languages) at the ZKE: Zentralen Kommunalen Entsorgungsbetrieb.

Video about waste sorting and recycling

Bus and Saarbahn

Within Saarbrücken, a one-way ticket with the bus or Saarbahn (tram) costs €2.60 for adults. Children under the age of six can travel for free. For shorter trips up to 3 stations (Kurzstrecke), a one-way ticket costs €1.90.

Ticket machines are located directly at the tram stations. You cannot buy a ticket inside of the tram. In buses, you may buy a ticket directly with the driver. Weekly and monthly tickets are available at Saarbahn ticket shops/customer service centres. With your SocialCard, your ticket will cost less.

For information about travelling by bus and Saarbahn in various languages, please visit: Unterwegs im Saarland

At the customer service centre located at Nassauer Str. 2-4, customer service in Arabic is available between the hours of 9.00am and 5.45pm.  


If you travel without a valid ticket, you must pay €60.

Saarbahn Service Center
Nassauer Str. 2-4
66111 Saarbrücken

Office hours

Montag - Dienstag, Donnerstag - Freitag 8.00 Uhr bis 16.00 Uhr

Mittwoch 8.00 Uhr bis 18.00 Uhr

At SaarVV you can find information about public transportation across the entire state of Saarland:

Confidential Counselling

If you have problems and need any assistance, there are many counselling centres available to you. Anything discussed is confidential, and the services are usually free.

You can find more information in the Citizens’ Service Booklet (Servicebuch für BürgerInnen):

Citizens’ Service Booklet

And in the brochure “Help for Women in Conflict Situations“ („Hilfe für Frauen in Konfliktsituationen“):

“Help for Women in Conflict Situations“