Update : 2021-12-3
Sort out Wastes Properly, and take them out properly.
A fire broke out in the recycle center on May 26, in which the spreading fire damaged some machines, including the non-burnable waste classifier and conveyers.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The highest possibility is that the fire was caused by a small-sized battery charger fixed in devices or equipment incorporating batteries, such as lithium-ion batteries.
We will appreciate your cooperation of taking out wastes by sorting them out properly.
Dangerous articles such as spray-cans, gas cartridges, lighters and batteries will cause explosion or fire, if not properly disposed, endangering workers and possibly hindering the collection work.
Spray-cans, gas cartridges and lighters
Put them in a transparent bag for every kind.
POINT: Use it up, and do not make a hole.
Devices or equipment incorporating batteries, such as electronic cigarettes and portable battery chargers
Take out the batteries and put them in a transparent bag. (Put the main unit and the batteries in separate bags.)
POINT: If you cannot take out the batteries, put on a tag indicating "Batteries Inside."
Small household appliances such as watches and toys
Take out the dry batteries and put them in a transparent bag. (Put the main unit and the batteries in separate bags.)
NOTE: In many cases, button batteries are not taken out from the main unit.
More and more plastic bottles are taken out in summer.
If you take them out without crushing, the collection bag will be full in a short time, hindering other people from using the collection bag, or causing the plastic bottles to scatter on the road, which may lead to a traffic accident.
As bulky as this
If you crush them
About half as bulky
POINT: Key words are to take out the cap and the label, rinse the bottle and be sure to crush it.
Dedicated Collection Boxes for Dry Batteries and Small Household Appliances
For Recycling Materials
Dedicated Collection Box for Small Household Appliances
The second building of the City Hall, community centers, Kawayanagi and Shinden Nishi Bunka Centers (Culture Centers), Shimin Katsudo Center (Support Center for Citizens' Activities), Kinrou Fukushi Kaikan (Welfare Hall for Workers), Chuo Toshokan (Soka City Library), Soka and Shinden stores of Ito Yokado, Kankyo Gyomu Center (Environmental Services Center) and the Recycle Center
* Only cell phones at Nissato and Yatsuka Bunka Centers (Culture Centers), Chuo Kominkan (Public Hall) and Soka-shi Bunka Kaikan (Soka City Culture Hall).
Dedicated Collection Box for Dry Batteries
The second building of the City Hall, Kominkan (Public Halls), Bunka Centers (Culture Centers), Shimin Katsudo Center (Support Center for Citizens' Activities), Kinrou Fukushi Kaikan (Welfare Hall for Workers), Matsubara and Shinden Service Centers, Chuo Toshokan (Soka City Library) and Hoken Center (Public Health Center)
Do not put in batteries and rechargeable batteries.
We will appreciate your cooperation to prevent the infection of the collection workers.
- In taking out drink bottles, cans and plastic bottles, take away the cap and the label, rinse the inside and the rims and dry them before taking out as recyclable wastes.
- The caps of the drink bottles and of drink cans are non-burnable wastes. The caps of plastic bottles are burnable wastes.
Take out the wastes between dawn and 8 o'clock on the collection day.
Haikibutsu Shigen-ka (Refuse and Recycle Section)