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How to Dispose of Used Small Electronic Devices, Etc.
Small electronic devices such as mobile phones and digital cameras that we all use daily include metals such as iron and aluminum as well as precious metals such as gold, silver and copper, and even rare metals such as palladium.
Since November 2013, Shinjuku City has been collecting these types of small electronic devices from the collection counters of recycling-/disposal-related facilities in the city, and brings these items to business operators certified by the national government for proper recycling. The city has set up special collection boxes at more convenient place for residents to promote recycling. Recycling through these boxes started on August 15, 2016 at the Branch Offices; on the first floor of the Shinjuku City Office Main Building and at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s main government building on February 16, 2017; at the Environmental Studies and Information Center (Eco Gallery Shinjuku) in Shinjuku Chuo Park on June 3, 2017.
In addition to the collection services at the counters, please feel free to dispose of your used small electronic devices, etc., in the newly installed collection boxes.
Used Small Electronic Devices, Etc. That the City Collects
1. Mobile phones
2. Digital cameras
3. Portable videocameras
4. Mobile music players
5. Mobile game machines
6. Portable car navigation systems
7. Electronic dictionaries
9. Accessories such as remote controls, AC adapters and cables
1. Used small electronic devices, etc., other than the above items are to be considered “Metal, Ceramics, and Glass” or oversized garbage.
2. The city cannot collect used small electronic devices, etc., from businesses.
Please take out all removable batteries beforehand.
You are responsible for making all personal information on any used small electronic devices is deleted.
Please also remove any storage medium on which personal information is recorded, or delete the information.
Note:Collection staff do not perform services such as deleting data or confirming that data has been deleted.
Once dropped off, used small electronic devices, etc. cannot be returned or recovered.
Mobile phones/PHS phones are also collected free of charge at the retail shops of mobile phone service operators.
|Facilities Having Collection Boxes||Address|
|Shinjuku City Office Main Bldg. 1F||1-4-1 Kabuki-cho|
|Yotsuya Branch Office||87 Naito-machi|
|Tansumachi Branch Office||15 Tansu-machi|
|Enokicho Branch Office||85 Waseda-machi|
|Wakamatsucho Branch Office||12-6 Wakamatsu-cho|
|Okubo Branch Office||2-12-7 Okubo|
|Totsuka Branch Office||2-18-1 Takadanobaba|
|Ochiai Daiichi Branch Office||4-6-7 Shimo-Ochiai|
|Ochiai Daini Branch Office||4-17-13 Naka-Ochiai|
|Kashiwagi Branch Office||2-3-7 Kita-Shinjuku|
|Tsunohazu Branch Office||4-33-7 Nishi-Shinjuku|
|Environmental Studies and Information Center (Eco Gallery Shinjuku)||2-11-4 Nishi-Shinjuku|
A dedicated collection box for used small electronic devices, etc.: External view
The “Minna no Medal (A Medal for Everybody)” Project collection box at the main government building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Locations of collection boxes at Tokyo Metropolitan building may change temporarily due to the management requirements of government facilities, etc.
Locations of the Counters That Handle Recycling of Used Small Electronic Devices, Etc.
|Service Counter Location||Address||Hours of Reception|
|Waste Reduction and Recycling Division, Shinjuku City Office Main Building 7F||1-4-1
|Mon. to Fri., 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m.|
|Shinjuku Recycling Center||4-10-2
|Tue. to Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Nishi-Waseda Recycling Center||3-19-5
|Tue. to Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Shinjuku Waste Collection Office||2-1-1
|Mon. to Sat., 7:40 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.|
|Shinjuku-Higashi Waste Collection Center||10-16
|Kabukicho Waste Collection Center||2-42-7
|Shinjuku Waste and Recyclable Resources Center||3-7-42
In April 1, 2015, the Shinjuku Waste Station changed its name to the Shinjuku Waste and Recyclable Resources Center.
November 25, 2018