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How to dispose of your garbage and recyclable items.


How to dispose of your garbage and recyclable items. 日本版:[Japanese]

To All Foreign Residents

 Kure City garbage disposal trucks collect all garbage and recyclable items at designated places. Garbage is separated into five main categories: burnable, non-burnable,bulky,recyclable and harmful.

Recyclable and harmful garbage are further separated into strict categories. Thank you for your cooperation.

How to Dispose of your Garbage Properly

  1. Garbage and recyclable items should be put out by 8:30am on the designated day.( N.B.The collection day may vary depending on the area. )
  2. Please see the Garbage Disposal Calendar which has been distributed to each household,for information on collection days.
  3. Garbage and recyclable items MUST NOT be put out on any day other than the designated collection day.(The evening prior to the designated day is also unacceptable.)
  4. Please dispose of the appropriate garbage on the correct day at the designated place.
  5. Each garbage collection point is maintained by the residents of that area, therefore please co-operate in keeping your garbage collection point clean and well-maintained.

Garbage Bags

  1. Please use transparent or semi-transparent bags to dispose of burnable or non-burnable garbage whenever possible.
  2. Any bags used to transport recyclable garbage to the garbage collection stations should be taken home.
  3.  Batteries should be put in transparent bags and places in the red "harmful garbage" containers.

Garbage Not Collected by the City.

 e . g .For Disposal
garbage from BusinessesCompany, store, factory, hospital and restaurant related garbage.
( No matter the quantity. )
Please deliver to the Garbage Disposal Center yourself or request a city-licensed disposal company to do so.
(Charges will be made.)
Garbage in BulkHouse removals, gardening, DIY, tiles, tatami mats, earth, sand, stone and building site garbage.
See above
Garbage not disposed of by the City.Motorbikes, tires, car batteries, gas cylinders, fire extinguishers, used oil, paint, medical and surgical items.Ask the store where the item was purchased to deal with its disposal or consult the store.

  The following items will no longer be collected

  • [ Household Electrical Goods Recycling Law ]:( Air conditioners , Televisions , Refrigerators , Washing machines )

Key to Calendar Symbols

 e . g .Note
Burnable
  • Food scraps
  • Non-recyclable paper
  • Small quantities of cloth
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastics Leather
  • Drain off excess water.
  • Soak up oil with towels.
  • Cardbard boxes should be flattened and disposed of on Recyclable Garbage days.
  • Dirty diapers should have excess waste removed and be placed in plastic bags.
Non-burnable
  • Small household electrical items, pans, spray cans etc.
  • China and glass
  • Ashe
  • Make sure all spray cans are empty.
  • Wrap sharp objects such as glass in paper.
  • Ashe should be placed in a dampened bag.
Bulky
  • Furniture, carpets etc
  • Electrical appliances such as heaters and bicycles
  • Futons, mattresses etc.
@Air conditioners, television sets, refrigerators and washing machines should be collected by an electric goods store.
  • Carpets and futons should be tied with rope.
  • Any kerosene and batteries should be removed from heaters before disposal.
  • If possible trade in items when buying new ones.
Recyclable[Cans]
  • *Beer and juice cans, and empty food containers etc.
[Cans]
  • Remove any caps or lids or leftover contents and wash with water before disposal.
  • Cans should be put into the net at the garbage station.
[Bottles]
  • Juice, whisky, condiment bottles etc.
@Milky-white glass bottles, mirrors, plate or sheet glass and light bulbs should be disposed of on Non-burnable rubbish days.
[Bottles]
  • Bottles should be separated into three types: transparent, brown and other, and placed in the appropriate container.
[Paper]
  • Newspapers( including advertisements)
  • Magazines and wrapping paper
  • Cardboard and empty boxes
  • Milk and juice cartons
[Paper]
  • Separate into category and tie with string.
  • ( Piles should be no more than 20cm thick.)
  • Cartons should be flattened, washed, dried and tied.
Harmful
  • Used dry batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Thermometers
  • Batteries should be put in transparent plastic bags.
  • Be careful not to break any light bulbs.
  • Items should be placed in the appropriate red container at the recyclable garbage stations.

For further
information
please contact

About collection of the household garbage
 74-9100
About disposal and carrying in of garbage
 74-9106