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Garbage and Recycling (ゴミとリサイクル)

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Recycling Poster (English)[PDFファイル/1.94MB]

Garbage Poster (English)[PDFファイル/2.17MB]

Esashi

Esashi R2 (2020) Garbage and Recycling Calendar [PDFファイル/595KB]

Isawa

Isawa R2 (2020) Garbage and Recycling Calendar [PDFファイル/369KB]

Koromogawa

Koromogawa R2 (2020) Garbage and Recycling Calendar [PDFファイル/659KB]

Maesawa

Maesawa R2 (2020) Garbage and Recycling Calendar [PDFファイル/161KB]

Mizusawa

(Mizusawa's garbage and recycling calendar is mostly the same every year)

 

Mizusawa R2 (2020) Garbage and Recycling Calendar [PDFファイル/150KB]

Mizusawa R2 (2020) Garbage Calendar [PDFファイル/299KB]

Mizusawa Sunday Recycle Station Map [PDFファイル/130KB]

Putting out Garbage and Recycling

Both burnable and non-burnable garbage have to go into official city garbage bags. If they're not in an official bag, they won't be picked up.
If your garbage won't fit into the largest bags, please bring it directly to Tanko Regional Sanitation Center or contact a licensed collection contractor.
Burnable garbage bags have red lettering, and unburnable garbage bags have blue lettering. They come in two sizes, large (大) and small (小) for 4 types of bags in total. Official garbage bags are readily available at supermarkets or convenience stores.
Recyclables do not have official bags, so just take recycling to the recycling station and put it in the appropriate container or net.
Do be sure to bundle paper recycling with string.

Please make sure to put out (burnable and non-burnable) garbage and recycling at the proper time for your area. The schedule can change sometimes (especially around major holidays) so please keep aware of that.

Recycling

You don't need any official bags in Oshu to put out recycling. Just take recycling to the recycling station and put it in the appropriate container or net.

Paper: Separate paper into newspapers (including ads), magazines, cardboard, paper cartons (milk cartons, etc), and other paper (packaging), and bundle with string. For other paper (packaging), you can put the pieces into a paper bag and put out that way. 

Metal: Metal includes aluminum cans, steel cans, and metal scraps. Please rinse out the cans, don't crush them, and put into the correct container (aluminum or steel).

Bottles: Bottles are separated into colorless, brown, and other colors. Rinse out and put into the correct container.

Plastic: Plastic is separated into PET bottles, white plastic trays, and other plastic, which will have their own separate nets at the recycling station. For PET bottles, remove lid and label and rinse out. Lid and label go to other plastic. White plastic trays means only white food trays: other colors go to other plastic.

About Electronics

Electrical appliances like Tvs, computers, refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners have to be recycled, but the way you can do this and how much it costs depends on the appliance and the maker. However, Oshu has collection boxes for the following small appliances at city hall, general branch offices, and all community centers (地区センター) in the city:

Cell phones/PHS、phones/fax machines、portable radios, digital cameras, video cameras, IC recorders, portable music players, portable DVD/Bd players, e-books, calculators, electronic blood pressure meters, stationary and handheld game players, car audiovisual and information devices (car navigation, audio equipment, etc), remote controls, AC adapters, accessories like chargers, etc.

The appliance will have to fit into the collection box openings (15 centimeter high x 25 centimeter wide).

Look for the green box that looks like this: 

green boxの画像

Why should I follow the rules for where and when to put out garbage?

Good question! In Japan, people in the local neighborhood association (your neighbors) all work together to maintain the area, including garbage and recycling stations. When you leave garbage or recycling out on the wrong day, or don't sort properly, the contractor in charge of collection won't collect it, and whoever is in charge of garbage and recycling (again, one of your neighbors) will have to clean it up themselves.

Putting out garbage etc. in another station (not the one for the place you live in) also causes problems. Extra, unanticipated garbage in another station could cause overflow and attract crows, for example.

Contact

Oshu City Hall Citizens'  Environment Division : 0197-34-2341
(※For pets: Tel:0197-34-2340)
Esashi Gen. Branch Area Support Group : 0197-34-1622
Maesawa Gen. Branch Area Support Group : 0197-34-0262
Isawa Gen. Branch Area Support Group : 0197-34-0312
Koromogawa Gen. Branch Area Support Group : 0197-34-2361

 

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