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Guidance on garbage collection in Nagoya

Post: 07-31-17

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 Nagoya. 

Garbage Collection 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:  http://www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/e/archives/4679 

Multilingual App

Convenient guidance about separating garbage and collection date in each area.


Garbage Bag designated by Nagoya City

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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?

・Waste larger than 30 x 30 x 30 cm

※Neither items provided by Household Appliance Recycling Law (TV, air-conditioner, refrigerator, freezer, washing machine, and clothing dryer) nor PCs are accepted as oversized garbage. These appliances are collected and recycled by manufacturers via retail stores and PCs are recycled by manufacturers.

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


Make a reservation by calling. (*Service only available in Japanese)

Oversized Garbage Reception Center: Toll-free 0120-758-530 in Japanese only (from outside of Aichi Prefecture and from mobile telephones at 052–950–2581)

2.Pay a handling fee

Pay a handling fee and obtain Large-sized garbage collection payment certificates (stickers) .
The stickers are available at a supermarket and a convenience store.

gomi seal

3.Dispose your oversized garbage

Attach the sticker to each item and take out the item to the specific location. The collection of oversized garbage is once a month and the collection date depends on an area.


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.


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