Guidance on garbage collection in Nagoya

Post date: Monday, July 31, 2017

In Japan, how to dispose garbage depends on the area you live in. Here we inform you, how to dispose trash, how to get rid of oversized garbage, and how to dispose or sell furniture and home appliances when leaving Japan for foreigners residing in Nagoya.

Guideline issued by Nagoya City

Please separate your garbage accordingly and take the trash out during 5:00-8:00 in the morning of the specified date. Crows tend to scatter the garbage when garbage is put out the night before.

*This does not apply if your apartment has a 24 hour garbage station.

English-written garbage disposal guideline of Nagoya City is available here:City of Nagoya Waste Disposal

Multilingual garbage separation application “Sanaru”

The multi-lingual garbage sorting application “Sanaru” has various functions such as notification of garbage collection dates, how to put out each type of garbage, and how to search and find out how to put out garbage. It is a free application and supports both iOS and Android.

Downlaod for iOS

Download for Android

Trash bag designated by Nagoya city

It can be purchased at supermarkets and convenience stores.

Oversized trash

Disposal of oversized garbage is complicated and will be a difficult task for foreigners.

What is oversized garbage?

Applicable to large-sized waste that exceeds 30 cm in length × 30 cm in width × 30 cm in depth.

Items subject to the Home Appliance Recycling Law (TV, air conditioners, refrigerators/freezers, washing machines/clothes dryers) and PCs are not subject to oversized garbage. Products subject to the Home Appliance Recycling Law are manufacturers via home appliance retailers, and PCs are sent to the manufacturer for recycling.

Reservations are required for disposal of oversized garbage, and a fee will be charged.

1. Application

Make a reservation by phone.

Nagoya City Oversized Garbage Reception Center: 0120-758-530 (free call)

Mobile phone, from outside Aichi: 052-950-2581 (pay call)

2. Pay the fee

Purchase Nagoya City "fee payment ticket (seal)" at designated stores such as supermarkets and convenience stores.

3. Issue at specified date and time

If you stick the purchased sticker on the part where you can see oversized garbage and put it out at the specified date and time, you can pick it up.

Disposal of furniture and home appliances

When you leave Japan, you can also sell it at Sayonara Sale to dispose of unwanted furniture and appliances.

Sayonara Sale and Gaijin Pot Classifieds limited to the Nagoya area are convenient.。