ゴミ分別 (How to separate garbage)

When you come to Japan, you may encounter serious problem — separating garbage.


This document shows how to separate your garbage in Yokohama-City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Yokohama has strict policy, so you must separate:
(1) Burnable Garbage
(2) Dry-cell Batteries
(3) Spray Cans
(4) Non-burnable Garbage
(5) Plastic containers/Package
(6) Cans, Bottles and Plastic PET Bottles
(7) Small Metal Items
(8) Recycle paper
(9) Used Cloth
(10) Large Garbage
(see: How to Put Out Your Garbage and Recyclables – Yokohama)

Can you believe it? I can’t distinguish between (4) and (5) yet. 🙂
They say that items of (4) has “プラ” mark, such as below:

Japan, what a diligent country!

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Comments

  • Mayu  On May 21, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Phew you also have to seperate a lot in Japan. Here in Germany every household uses 4 different types of garbage tons to seperate them. The yellow ton is for all plastic packages, the brown ton is for natural garbage like food rest or gardening rubbish, the blue ton is for all kind of paper like newspaper/magazine/cardboard, and the black ton is for the rest of house garbage.
    Besides that we bring all glass to glass containers, batteries and other not mentioned above garbage to recycling centres and once per year we can call the bulk collection when we have bigger parts like furniture, carpets, etc. etc. to throw away…
    I just hope this really helps the nature lol!

    Btw, nice blog, I’ve read all your sweet little posts and will follow you 😉

  • ozuma  On May 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Oh, I learnt such separating rules in Germany for the first time.
    I realize we have to separate garbage for the nature, but 10 classification is too much for me. X-)

    Thanks for a comment!

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