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Garbage Separation & Collection

Designated Bag System

  • Currently in Kitakyushu City, household garbage, cans & glass bottles, “PET” bottles, and plastic containers/wrapping are collected separately.Please put the above mentioned items in the appropriately designated bags and place them in the designated collection spot by 8:30AM on the morning of the designated collection day.
  • The bags for household garbage are blue, the bags for cans & glass are brown, the bags for “PET” bottles are orange and the bags for plastic products are green.Proper designated garbage bags are sold in grocery stores and convenience stores.

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The bags for household garbage
The bags for cans & glass
The bags for
The bags for plastic products


  • “Household garbage” or kitchen waste plus other miscellaneous everyday garbage is picked up (depending on the area)either on Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday.
  • Cans, glass bottles and “PET” bottles are collected every Wednesday.
  • Plastic items with a special logo designating them as recyclable are collected once a week on a day designated per one’s area of residence.


Kitakyushu City, Environment Bureau, Management Section 093-582-2180


International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176