Last updated: May 25,2018

Garbage Collection & Recycling

“Gomi” ごみ (also written as ゴミ) is the Japanese word for garbage.
Garbage sorting and recycling in Japan is a very serious business. Proper garbage disposal according to
the local rules is one of the essential manners in this country.

In Hakuba, gomi is basically classified into 16 types.
< ” ”The name commonly called in Japanese.>

①Burnable garbage “Moeru-gomi”
③Paper containers & packaging “Kami”
⑤Magazine & other recyclable paper “Zatsu-gami”
⑦Paper beverage cartons “Kami-pakku”
⑨Plastic(PET) bottles “Petto-botoru”
⑪Aluminium cans “Arumi-kan”
⑬Glass bottles “Garasu-bin”
⑮Bulky waste “Sodai-gomi”
②Unburnable garbage “Moenai-gomi”
④Newspaper & leaflet “Shinbunshi / chirashi”
⑥Corrugated cardboard “Danboru”
⑧Plastic containers & packaging “Pura”
⑩White food tray “Shiroi-torei”
⑫Clothes & cloth “Irui”
⑭Glass & pottery scraps “Garasu/tojiki-kuzu”
⑯Hazardous Waste “Yugai-gomi”

        There is specific detailed guidance on each type of gomi; Generally speaking, you will need to sort, clean
and dry them, and then put them out in separate bags on the designated day.
        Garbage sorting may sound uneasy to a new comer. You may find recycling marks on most of the packages
of the everyday items which help you to identify what type of resources they are.

pdf 1  Garbage sorting & Recyclable marks

Home Garbage Collection pdf 2  Ward Garbage Station pdf 3  Hakuba Sanroku Clean Center

 Hakuba Sanroku Clean Center
Business Garbage Collection Licensed Waste Collectors

pdf 4  Bulky waste collection

pdfChange of prepaid garbage bags < From August 1, 2018. >


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