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Questions and Answers about Handling Garbage
We have summarized frequently asked questions and answers about garbage and recyclable resources below. We hope this will serve as a handy reference. For more details and contact information if you have more questions, please read the following website:
Q. How should I dispose of oversized garbage*?
*Any garbage that measures over 30 cm on any side is considered oversized garbage.
A. Please ask the Oversized Garbage Reception Center (Tel: 03-5296-7000; via the Internet: http://sodai.tokyokankyo.or.jp) to collect your item(s).
Q. How should I dispose of spray cans?
A. After using up the contents completely, remove the cap. On the day recyclable resources are collected once a week in your area, please take these cans to your designated collection site for garbage and recyclable resources. The collection location and day is the same as for bottles, cans and plastic PET bottles.
Q. How clean should plastic containers and packaging materials be before I dispose of them? Do I need to wash them with water and wipe them?
A. First of all, be sure to use up the contents completely. We will leave it to your judgment whether the item is still dirty after that. When disposing of these items as recyclable resources, please remove any dirt or grime with water. If that does not clean the items properly, please dispose of them as combustible garbage.
Garbage and Recyclable Resources Collection Site
Q. I’ve just moved to my current address, and I don’t know where to take my garbage.
A. The Waste Collection Office does not decide who should dispose of garbage or where. If you live in a house, please ask your neighbors. If you live in an apartment or condominium, please ask the building superintendent/owner to show you the designated location.
December 5, 2017