Garbage, Sodai Gomi (oversized garbage), Separate Material Collections

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Page Number 2000130  Updated on May 9, 2023

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Gifu City regularly collects garbage from households in order to maintain a clean living environment for its citizens.
Garbage that violates the rules will have a yellow card affixed to it and will not be collected. Please follow the rules of throwing away garbage so you do not inconvenience the residents around you.

Contact
Environmental Division 1 (Gifu City Hall, 14F / Tel. 058-265-3983, 058-214-2831, 058-214-2418)

Throwing out ordinary garbage (burnable garbage)

Eligible garbage

Kitchen garbage, paper scraps, etc.

Collection days

  • Twice a week on days that each community has set.
  • Please put out your garbage by 8:30am on collection days.
  • Garbage will also be collected on public holidays (including those were on weekends and moved to weekdays).
    (excluding January 1 - 3)

Collection locations

Garbage stations each apartment, etc. has designated for residents to put their garbage at.
Please check with your neighborhood association, apartment's management company, etc. to find out the designated location and days for you to put out your garbage.

Usable garbage bags

Please put your garbage in colorless transparent bags or milky white translucent bags in which you can see the contents. You can use small plastic bags too, but bags specific to other cities as well as bags with colors cannot be used.

Before putting garbage out

  • Please make sure that your garbage bags are fully tied shut.
  • Please drain water out of food scraps.
  • Please flush any contents in paper diapers down the toilet.
  • You can throw away leaves and branches with a diameter 3cm or less that are separated into parts that are 30cm in length or less. If branches exceed any of the above requirements, please throw them away as oversized garbage (sodai gomi).

Garbage that does not adhere to the garbage disposal rules will have a yellow card affixed to it and not be collected.

Plastic Containers/Packaging Collection

Plastics that can be recycled

Plastic egg cartons, bottles (containing cooking oil, laundry detergent, etc.), snack bags, or any other plastic containers/packaging with the recyclable plastic mark on it.

When to put out recyclable plastics

  • Recyclable plastics will be collected once a week on a designated collection day.
  • This day will vary depending on where you live.
  • Please put out all items by 8:30am on collection days.
  • Items will still be collected on public holidays, including substitute holidays (excluding 1/1 – 1/3).

Where to put items out for collection

Plastic containers/packaging will be collected at your designated garbage collection station.

*If you have recently moved, please make sure to confirm your property’s recyclable plastic collection day and designated garbage collection station.

Usable bags

Please put items out in bags where the contents inside can be seen from the outside.
Plastic bags from stores can also be used if the contents inside can be seen from the outside.
Garbage bags intended for other municipalities and bags with colors (such as black, blue, etc.) cannot be used.

Before putting items out for collection

  • After removing any remaining contents from plastic containers/packaging with water, please make the items are dry before putting them out for collection.
  • Please make sure bags are tightly closed.

Additional request

For containers/packaging whose contents, etc. cannot be washed out, please throw them out during regular collections.

Throwing out glass bottles, cans, plastic (PET) bottles

Collectable bottles

  • Glass bottles
  • Plastic drink bottles
  • Drink/food cans (aluminum cans, steel cans, etc.) etc.

Collection days

Once a week on a day that each community has set.
Please put out your garbage by 8:30am on collection days.
Garbage will also be collected on public holidays (including those that were on weekends and moved to weekdays).
(excluding January 1 - 3)

Collection locations

Garbage stations each apartment, etc. has designated for residents to put their garbage at.
Please check with your neighborhood association, apartment's management company, etc. to find out the designated location and days for you to put out your garbage.

Usable garbage bags

Please put your garbage in colorless transparent bags or milky white translucent bags in which you can see the contents (small plastic bags are also acceptable).
Bags specific to other cities as well as bags with colors cannot be used.

Before putting garbage out

  • Please make sure that your garbage bags are fully tied shut.
  • Please rinse the insides to remove any remaining contents.
  • Please make sure that used spray cans and gas canisters are completely empty before putting them out for collection.
  • Please put glass bottles, cans, and PET bottles into separate bags (one material per bag) and place them in your garbage station.

Requests from the city

Caps from PET bottles and labels should be put out as weekly plastic containers and packaging.
Glass cups, ceramics, 18L drums (Ittokan), etc. should be disposed of as oversized garbage.
Snack tins, frypans, pots can be put out for separate material collections.

Oversized garbage (sodai gomi)

Eligible items

  • Household appliances
  • Furniture
  • Futons
  • Bicycles
  • Tricycles etc.

Collection methods

You can have your garbage picked up or bring it yourself to one of the collection facilities.

Who to apply with

Oversized Garbage Reception Center
Tel. 058-243-0530

Collection days

  • Monday - Thursday
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Fridays
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month (for household collection)
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    (applications for these days must be made by the immediately proceeding Friday)

Places to bring garbage to (for drop offs)

  • Tobu Oversized Garbage Collection Facility, 6-401 Akutami, Gifu City
  • Hokuseibu Oversized Garbage Collection Facility, 1-3 Terada, Gifu City
  • Nanbu Oversized Garbage Collection Facility, 4-266-1 Sakaigawa, Gifu City

Disposal fees

Paid and depend on each item

Payment methods

  • Please buy an oversized garbage disposal sticker or disposal bag and write your name on it.
  • Affix disposal sticker(s) to large items.
  • Small items can be disposed of in oversized garbage disposal bags.
  • Oversized garbage disposal stickers and disposal bags can be bought at around 500 designated stores such as convenience stores, supermarkets, etc. within Gifu City as well at the city's Environmental Division 1.

Items that cannot be throw away as oversized garbage

  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, TVs, washing machines, drying machines, etc.
    You will need a Household Appliance Recycling ticket.
    Please ask the store where you bought the appliance.
  • Computers you no longer need
    Please contact the PC3R (Computer 3R Promotion Association) or Renet Japan Recycle Co., Ltd. for further details.

Things to be aware of

  • Items with disposal stickers that have been incorrectly filled out and items that have not been applied for will not be collected.
  • You can have up to 20 items collected at a time.
  • If you apply to have the items be collected from where you live, make sure to put them in the area you agreed to place them in by 8:30am of the day they will be picked up.
  • There is no item limit for those that bring their oversized garbage to collection facilities.
  • Those bringing oversized garbage to collection centers should do so at the time they agreed to when making a reservation.
  • If getting rid of a kerosene heater or any other heater that requires fuel, make sure to remove any fuel from it.
  • Please do not dispose of items that have a chance to cause fires or explosions such as spray cans, lighters, matches, rechargeable batteries such as lithium ion batteries, etc. in oversized garbage disposal bags.

Building materials, etc.

Acceptable items

  • Bricks
  • Concrete products
    (blocks, clothes drying line weights, etc.)
  • Bowling balls
  • Large containers used for pickling foods
  • Roof tiles
  • Fireproof safes etc.

Collection method

Collected where you live by prior reservation.
You can have 200kg collected in total with each piece weighing no more than 80kg.

Where to make an application

Oversized Garbage Reception Center
Tel. 058-243-0530

Things to specify during your application

Collection day and location

Disposal fee

Paid (¥210/10kg)
You will need to be present when a muncipal employee weighs everything so you can pay them.

Payment method

Cash (to be paid during the collection)

Small household appliance recycling

Gifu City collects 28 different kinds of small household appliances including cell phones, laptop computers, etc. for free.
You can put the above appliances into specific collection boxes at any of the locations listed below.

Size

Up to about 45cm x 10cm or 20cm x 15cm

Collection locations

  1. Tobu Oversized Garbage Collection Facility, 6-401 Akutami, Gifu City (for drop offs)
  2. Hokuseibu Oversized Garbage Collection Facility, 1-3 Terada, Gifu City (for drop offs)
  3. Nanbu Oversized Garbage Collection Facility, 4-266-1 Sakaigawa, Gifu City (for drop offs)
  4. Gifu City Hall
  5. All community centers
  6. Collections of used cooking oil, dangerous goods, etc.

Eligible devices

  1. Cell phones
  2. PHS devices
  3. Laptop computers (including tablets)
  4. Digital cameras
  5. Video cameras
  6. MiniDisc players
  7. Digital audio players
    (those with a flash memory storage)
  8. Digital audio players
    (those with a hard disk drive storage)
  9. CD players
  10. Tape recorders
  11. IC recorders
  12. Electronic dictionaries
  13. Home game consoles
  14. Mobile game consoles
  15. ETC in-vehicle units
  16. VICS onboard units
  17. Radios
  18. DVD recorders
  19. DVD players
  20. Hard disk recorders
  21. Blu-ray recorders
  22. Blu-ray players
  23. Video tape recorders
  24. Car navigation units
  25. Car stereos
  26. Telephones
  27. Fax machines
  28. Film cameras

*Computers you no longer need anymore
Please contact PC3R (Computer 3R Promotion Association) or Renet Japan Recycling for further details about disposing desktop computers.

Burned-out fluorescent light and dead battery collection (for households)

Each community has a collection box in a designated location (facility), so you can put burned-out lights and dead batteries in them during days and times that these facilities are open.
You can check with the city or your neighborhood association where the nearest facility to your home is.

How to properly dispose of the above items

  • Fluorescent light tubes
    Keep the tubes intact and place them in the collection box.
  • Batteries
    Please place these in the collection box.

Things to keep in mind

  • LEDs, incandescent light bulbs, light fixtures, glassware, etc.
    Please dispose of these as oversized garbage.
  • Button cells (watch batteries, etc.)
    Please take these to stores that will recycle them, such as electronics stores.
    Please tape the positive and negative terminals of these batteries before handing them over for collection.
  • Lithium ion batteries
    Please put these out along with hazardous materials, used cooking oil, etc. that are collected once a month.
    Please tape the positive and negative terminals of these batteries before handing them over for collection.
  • Car batteries
    Please contact the store you bought your car battery from or a disposal company that handles them.
  • *Please do not place any oversized garbage in these collection boxes.
  • *Do not bring any lighters, matches, or other such flammable objects.
  • *If you would like to dispose of business waste, please contact Environmental Division 1 for further information.

Things that you cannot dispose of

  1. Gas canisters, fire extinguishers, oil (excluding used household cooking oil), and other dangerous items.
  2. Automobile parts, etc.
    (Tires, wheel hubs (the inner metal part), car batteries, etc.)
  3. Motorcycles with a displacement exceeding 50cc, agricultural machines, pianos, boilers, paint, etc.
  4. Pesticides, poisons, dangerous drugs, solvents, and other harmful substances
  5. Construction waste and other industrial waste
  6. Sand, dirt, rocks

Please contact stores or businesses that handle these items or specialized disposal companies to dispose of them.

Used household cooking oil, etc.

Eligible items

  1. Used household cooking oil
    Please dispose of used household cooking oil in PET bottles, etc. to make sure that it doesn’t spill when being collected.
  2. Dangerous items such as lighters, matches, spray cans/gas casettes that do not have a hole punctured through them, small rechargeable batteries, button cells (watch batteries, etc.), products that contain mercury, CO2 gas cartridges, etc.
  3. Small household appliances (only 28 different kinds)
  4. Cardboard composting (for general households)
    We will collect any amounts that you cannot use.
    Please put compost out in transparent or semi-transparent bags after materials have composted for 3 weeks.
     Inquiries about cardboard composting 
     Resource Circulation Division (Gifu City Hall, 14F / Tel. 058-214-2179)
  • Collection locations
    Please bring these items to locations that your community has designated for them to be collected at.
  • Collection days and times
    Once a month sometime between 7:00am and 11:00am.

Eligible items

Used postcards

  • Collection locations
    • Gifu City Hall and all city hall branch offices
    • JR Gifu Station Plaza
    • Post offices within Gifu City
  • Collection method
    Please put postcards in the green postcard collection box at the location you would like to use.

Eligible items

Used household ink cartridges
Ink cartridges manufactured or distributed by Brother, Canon, Seiko Epson, HP Japan are collected by the city.

  • Collection locations
    • Gifu City Hall
    • Yanaizu Resource Collection Station
    • Post offices within Gifu City
      (Gifu Chuo, Gifu Higashi, Gifu Nishi, Izumi, Gifu Kita) etc.
  • Collection method
    Please place these items in their corresponding collection box.

Separate material collections

Contact

Resource Circulation Division
(Gifu City Hall, 14F / Tel. 058-214-2179)

Eligible items

  1. Paper products
    Newspapers, flyers, magazines (including books), cardboard (single-layered cardboard such as that used in snackboxes should be disposed with misc. paper), paper cartons, misc. paper.
  2. Secondhand clothes, etc.
    Secondhand clothes, underwear, towels, sheets
  3. Cans and frypans
    Aluminum cans, steel cans, metal pots, kettles, frypans
  • Collection methods
    Neighborhood associations, PTAs, Children's associations, etc.
    If you would like further information, please contact your neighborhood association or other participating organizations.
  • Collection location
    Please put items out at the designated locations and times set by participating organizations.
  • Collection frequency
    Once a month (this may differ depending on where you live)
  • Before handing these items over for collection
    • Make sure paper products are sorted and bundled together with those of the same category. Tie these bundles together horizontally and vertically using string to make sure no paper gets loose.
    • Please tie together misc. paper products with string as well and make sure to put them out in paper bags.
    • Do not put out secondhand clothes, etc. if it is raining or likely to rain during collection times.
    • Put secondhand clothing in a transparent or translucent bag to prevent it from getting dirty.
      (do not put out carpets, curtains, mats, futons, stuffed animals, etc.)
    • Wash the insides of cans with water and put them in transparent or translucent bags.
    • Do not dispose of PET bottles using this collection.