Types of Waste

Waste is separated into General Garbage from households or businesses, and Industrial Waste.

In accordance with the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law, waste is separated into General Garbage, and Industrial Waste. Furthermore, General Garbage is separated according to whether it comes from private households or businesses.

General Waste

Household Waste
General Waste from ordinary households.

Business Waste
General Waste resulting from Business activities, not including Industrial Waste.

General Garbage

Paper, Kitchen Waste, Textiles, Wood, Bamboo, Some Plastics

Rubber, Metal, Glass, Ceramics, Miscellaneous Items, Some Plastics

Large Waste

Large Waste
Home Appliances such as Refrigerators, Televisions and Washing Machines.(*),
Furniture like desks and cupboards,
Tatami Mats, Kitchen Tools etc.

Industrial Waste

The Law establishes 20 categories of waste such as Waste Paper, Metal Scrap, Waste Plastic etc.

(1) Cinders (2) Dirty Mud (3) Waste Oil (4) Acid Waste (5) Waste Alkali (6) Waste Plastic (7) Wastepaper (8) Wood Shavings (9) Fabric Scraps (10) Animal or Plant Waste (11) Solid Waste from Animals (12) Rubber (13) Metal Scrap (14) Glass, Concrete and Ceramic Waste (15) Ore (16) Broken Concrete etc from construction or demolition (17) Animal Excrement (18) Animal Bodies (19) Dust and Soot (20) Waste treated for disposal (Government Ordinance on waste matter, Article 2 Number 13)

(*)Please note that we do not handle goods subject to the Home Appliance Recycling Law.
(We are in the process of applying for the appropriate licence)

>> About the Home Appliance Recycling Law

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Treatment Process

Treatment Process

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Recycling Laws

 Food Recycling Law
Obliges food-related businesses to reduce food waste, and recycle to fertilizer or animal feed.

 Containers and Packaging Recycling Law
Manufacturers of paper and plastic containers and wrapping materials, as well as the manufacturers of package contents, retailers, wholesalers, are obliged to pay for the recycling of their packaging after use.

 Construction Recycling Law
Requires Civil Engineering and Construction Contractors, Building Contractors, and Demolition Companies to separate and recycle waste.

 Home Appliance Recycling Law
Manufacturers of Televisions, Air Conditioners, Washing Machines and Refrigerators are required to pay for their recycling after use.

 Motor Vehicle Recycling Law
Manufacturers of Motor Vehicles must pay for their recycling and appropriate disposal on behalf of the vehicle's owner.

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About Manifests

When dealing with Industrial Waste, we are obliged to issue a Manifest to document certain details required by law, prior to disposal.

Sample Manifest

Sample Electronic Manifest

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