Born in Tokyo and living in Toyota city for 11 years.
In Japan, garbage classification and sorting is taken very seriously as part of the country’s waste management system.
The 4 main reasons behind the need for garbage classification and sorting in Japan
1.Limited landfill space
Japan has limited land available for waste disposal. As a densely populated country with limited natural resources, it’s crucial for Japan to minimize waste generation and maximize recycling and reuse. By classifying and sorting garbage, recyclable materials can be extracted and processed separately, reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfills.
Japan has a strong focus on resource conservation. By sorting garbage, valuable resources can be recovered and reused or recycled. This approach helps reduce the dependence on raw materials and promotes a more sustainable use of resources.
Some types of garbage, such as food waste and biomass, can be used for energy generation through processes like anaerobic digestion or incineration. By separating these types of waste, Japan can harness their energy potential and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Proper garbage classification helps prevent environmental pollution. For instance, hazardous materials can be identified and handled separately to ensure their safe disposal or recycling. By separating recyclables from non-recyclables, Japan can also minimize the environmental impact associated with the extraction and production of new materials.
To support effective garbage classification and sorting, Japan has implemented comprehensive waste management policies and provides clear guidelines to residents regarding how to separate different types of waste.
These guidelines often include specific categories such as burnable waste, non-burnable waste, recyclables (e.g., paper, plastic, glass), and hazardous waste.
The efforts of individuals and communities in adhering to these practices contribute to Japan’s overall waste reduction and recycling goals.
Here’s information about Recycle stations in Toyota city. Let’s check what we can bring for recycling and what are not!
Collection items and open hours at recycling stations
The collection items in Toyota City are different at each location.
Used paper, used cloth, beverage cans, PET bottles, glass bottles, plastic containers and packaging, food trays, hazardous waste, hazardous waste, vegetable waste edible oil (Note) Waste business paper is also collected .
Aichi Kanjo Railway Homi Station East Underpass
Open all year round (except December 31st to January 3rd)