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How to Dispose of Garbage and Recyclable Resources

Rules for disposing garbage and recyclable resources

Toshima City Office has its own rules for disposing of garbage and recyclable resources. In order for everyone to live comfortably, please follow the rules below:

Garbage and recyclable resources should be sorted out and placed at the designated collection site by 8:00 am on the collection day.

Each area has its own collection day to dispose of the garbage and recyclable resources.

The collection site is where garbage and recyclable resources are temporarily placed until they are collected. It is shared by everyone in the area.

Each household has only one location to dispose of garbage and recyclable resources. It is against the rule to place items at places other than the designated location. Please check with your landlord or realtor for the location to place your garbage and recycled resources.

If nets are used to keep crows away, place the items under the net.

When a large amount of garbage or recyclable resources needs to be disposed of at one time in case of moving out, etc., please contact Toshima Waste Collection Office.

Garbage and recyclable resources are collected also on rainy days and national holidays.

Garbage and recyclable resources against the rule

Garbage and recyclable resources that are not sorted out will be left uncollected at the collection site with a violation sticker. It needs to be re-sorted and disposed of on the next collection day.

How to sort out garbage and recyclable resources

They need to be sorted out into burnable waste and metal/ceramic/glass. Recyclable resources should be sorted out into bottles, cans, pet plastic bottles, papers and cloths.

Garbage

Burnable garbage

Kitchen garbage, small number of branches and plants, dirty papers, used cooking oil, paper diapers, dirty cloths, plastics, rubber and leather.

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How to dispose of burnable garbage (collected twice a week)

Place them in a transparent or semitransparent plastic bag (There is no designated bags. Plastic shopping bags are accepted.) or in a garbage container before disposal. Black plastic bags and boxes are not allowed to be used.

Drain the garbage well before disposal.

Furniture and other household items and futons with over 30 cm on any sides cannot be disposed of at the collection site. They should be disposed of as large-size waste.

Metal/Ceramic/Glass waste

Small-sized metal wastes and knives, home appliances, ceramics, glass, lightbulbs, fluorescent lights, spray cans, butane gas cartridge, items with mercury.

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How to dispose of metal, ceramic and glass waste (collected twice a month)

Please cooperate in avoiding injuries to collecting staff by wrapping knives with thick paper, placing florescent lights in boxes, etc.

Please make sure spray cans, butane gas cartridges and lighters are empty before disposal. Place them in separate bags.

Items with over 30cm on any side cannot be disposed of at the collection site. They should be disposed of as large-size waste.

Recyclable Resources

Bottles, cans and pet plastic bottles

Bottles, cans, pet plastic bottles, styrene foam trays, plastic bottles such as for shampoo, conditioner, sauce, dressing, cosmetics, kitchen soap and cooking oil.

How to disposed of bottles, cans, pet plastic bottles. (collected once a week)

Remove the lids from the bottles and rinse them. Rinse the cans and press to make them flat. Remove the lids from the plastic bottles, rinse them and make them flat. Place them in designated containers.

Rinse the styrene foam trays and plastic containers and place them in the designated net.

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Papers and Cloths

Newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes, thick paper boxes, wrapping papers, milk cartons and used cloths

How to dispose of papers and cloths (collected once a week)

Papers should be strapped crosswise.

Rinse the milk cartons, spread them and dry them before strapping.

Cloths should be placed in a bag and write “old cloth” on the bag.

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Items which cannot be collected as recyclable resources (Items to be disposed of as garbage)

Bottles and cans which are severely dirty and cannot be cleaned, bottles and cans that are not for food or beverages and bottles that are broken should be disposed of on the collection day for metal, ceramic and glass waste.

Pet plastic bottles that are severely dirty and cannot be cleaned, plastic containers other than plastic bottles and styrene foam trays, non-recyclable papers such as laminated papers and coated papers, and dirty clothes should be disposed of as burnable waste.

Items which Cannot be Collected at Collection Site

Large-sized household items that are not used anymore

Futons, furniture, bicycles with more than 30cm on any size cannot be disposed of at the collection site.

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How to dispose of large-sized waste

Contact Large Sized Garbage Reception Center with someone who can speak Japanese to disposed of large-sized household wastes.

How to apply for large-sized waste disposal

You have to make an appointment to dispose of large-sized waste.

First, call the Large-sized Garbage Reception Center.

Describe the items to the clerk and confirm the date and fee.

Purchase a large-sized garbage handling ticket at a convenience store, etc., in Toshima City.

Attach the large-sized garbage handling ticket to the item and place it on the designated location on the designated morning.

Large-sized Garbage Reception Center( Displayed in another window )

Tel: 03-5296-7000

(Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, excluding year-end and New year holidays)

Application is also available 24 hours a day on our website.

Air conditioners, TVs, Refrigerators, Freezers, Washing Machines and Dryers

According to the Home Appliances Recycling Law, air conditioners, TVs, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and dryers must be recycled. They can neither be disposed of as large-sized waste nor disposed of at collection sites.

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How to disposed of Air Conditioners, TVs, Refrigerators, Freezers, Washing machines and Dryers

If you are buying a replacement, ask the retailer to handle your old appliance.

If you are not buying a replacement, ask the store you bought the appliance to handle your used one.

If you do not know where the appliance was purchased, ask the Home Appliance Recycling Center and ask for the advice.

Home Appliance Recycling Center

Tel: 03-5296-7200

(Monday through Saturday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

Recycling fee and collection fee will be charged.

Used Personal Computers

Used computers cannot be disposed of as large-sized waste or disposed of at the collection site. They need to be handled by the manufacturers to be recycled.

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How to Dispose of Used Personal Computers

Ask the manufacturer for the collecting procedure. Collection fee and recycling fee will be charged for the computers without PC recycling marks.

For homebuilt computers and computers which manufacture is not known, contact PC3R Promotion Association for disposal.

PC3R Promotion Association

Tel: 03-5282-7685

(Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding year-end and New Year holiday)

Other wastes which cannot be placed at regular collection sites

Items that are difficult to handle

Gas cylinders, petroleum, car batteries, motorcycles, tires, fire extinguishers, boulders, sand, concrete blocks, etc.

When you need to dispose of those items, contact the store you bought those items or contact Toshima Waste Collection Office with someone who can speak Japanese.

Business-related waste

You will be charged to dispose of any business-related waste or recyclable resources. For placing them to be collected by the ward, purchase the sticker and place it on the item according to the mount of the item to be disposed of.

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更新日:2016年10月28日