Garbage Disposal

Garbage Disposal

In Okaya we divide and collect the following items:

Burnable garbage
Nonburnable garbage, aluminum & steel cans, metal objects
Glass bottles, returnable bottles (beer & issho bottles)
Old papers, old clothing
Plastic bottles
Styrofoam trays

Basic Rules for Garbage Disposal

Put out the garbage between sunrise and 8:30 of collection days only. Please do not put it out the night before.
Please only use city garbage bags (burnable/nonburnable)
Be sure to write your name on the bag. Please take responsibility for your garbage.
Please use the proper collection site. Please check the collection site sign.
Because of road construction or snow, we sometimes can't make a collection. Depending on the situation you may have to bring your garbage to a different collection site. 
We also ask for your cooperation with clearing the snow from around the collection area after a snowfall.

Reduce Garbage / Reuse Resources / Recycle

Waste Management Plant (Seisokojo) Operating Hours

Weekdays 8:30AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 3:30PM 
Saturday 8:30AM - 11:30AM

Please make your garbage drop-offs and payments within these time periods.

Waste Management Plant (Seisokojo) is closed on:

Sundays and National Holidays
August 15 and 16
The New Year period 12/29 - 1/3

Commercial Garbage

Commercial Garbage is defined as garbage resulting from the commercial activities of companies, offices, retail stores, restaurants, etc. other than industrial waste. In principle the garbage is the responsibility of the commercial enterprise. Please make arrangements with a waste disposal company. General commercial garbage (flammable, nonflammable) may be disposed of at regular collection sites after applying for the city's permission and paying a fee.

For more information please contact:

Waste Management Division, Okaya City Hall
Tel: 22-7040 (Japanese)
Fax: 22-7281