Trash collection

Collection days and the rules for separation of trash by type will vary depending on the area in which you live. For detailed information, please ask your landlord, neighbors or the City/Ward office, and follow the rules when disposing of trash.

For example, Kyoto city requires that "household refuse" (garbage/plastic items/paper items) and "recyclable refuse" (aluminum cans/glass bottles/PET bottles) put out for collection be placed in specially designated bags. These bags can be purchased at convenience stores and supermarkets in Kyoto City. To dispose of large items such as furniture or bedding (for a fee), please contact the Kyoto City Large Garbage Collection Center for collection at 0120-100-530 or 0570-000-247 for cell phones.