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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
8. Calculators
9. Accessories such as remote controls, AC adapters and cables

Notes:
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.

Disposal Method

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.

Collection Locations

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
Kabuki-cho
Mon. to Fri., 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Shinjuku Recycling Center 4-10-2
Takadanobaba
Tue. to Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nishi-Waseda Recycling Center 3-19-5
Nishi-Waseda
Tue. to Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shinjuku Waste Collection Office 2-1-1
Shimo-Ochiai
Mon. to Sat., 7:40 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.
Shinjuku-Higashi Waste Collection Center 10-16
Yotsuya-San-ei-cho
Kabukicho Waste Collection Center 2-42-7
Kabuki-cho
Shinjuku Waste and Recyclable Resources Center 3-7-42
Okubo

In April 1, 2015, the Shinjuku Waste Station changed its name to the Shinjuku Waste and Recyclable Resources Center.

November 25, 2018