Other language of this page

Guidance on garbage collection in Kobe

Post: 06-07-17

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 Kobe-city. 

Guideline issued by Kobe City

kobe garbage collection

http://www.city.kobe.lg.jp/life/recycle/waketon/img/english.pdf

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.

Garbage Bag designated by Kobe City

燃えるごみ 燃えないごみ缶・びん・ペットボトル 容器包装プラスチック
You can buy it at a supermarket or a convenient store.

Oversized garbage

For oversized garbage, it is slightly complicated for foreigner.

What are oversized garbage?

  • Items too large for 45L designated bags to be fastened.
  • Items that fit in 45L designated bags but whose individual weight is 5kg or more.
Items applicable for household appliance recycling: TV, air-conditioner, refrigerator, freezer, washing machine, clothing dryer.  PC is not applicable. 

Reservation is required for pick up and you need to pay a fee.

1.Apply
Make a reservation in English by calling.  Kobe city Oversized Garbage Reception Center: 078-392-7953

2.Pay a handling fee
Pay a handling fee and obtain City of Kobe Oversized garbage sticker.

The stickers are available at the stores with the mark below.

seal_toriatsukai

3.Dispose your oversized garbage
Attach the sticker to each item and take out the item to the specific location.

Selling your furniture

When leaving Japan, there is a cheap way to sell furniture and home appliances to people who need it.  An English web-site named Sayonara Sale below provides specialized pages for such sales. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KobeSayonaraSale/

Related Posts

Posted category: Living Guide - Kobe

Categories

Relocation Services

Living support assistance for foreigners relocating to Japan. Flexible service fit for each customer.

Relocation Services

Kobe Destination Guide

Overview of Kobe with pictures and information of expat-related facilities.

Destination Guide of Kobe

MAEDA Kobe Largeのコピー.jpg
芦屋サービスアパート ミミロッコ  Englishのコピー.jpg