Household waste is collected on different days depending on the area of Oarai (East or West Oarai) and type of rubbish.
Burnable waste is collected twice a week and non-burnable waste and recyclables are collected once every two weeks. Oversize waste collections occur once a week on Wednesday and must be booked in advance.
No collections take place on national holidays. No collections take place on the 5th Wednesday of any given month.
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Rubbish must be separated into burnable (燃(も)やせる) and non-burnable （燃(も)やせない） waste using Oarai Designated Rubbish Bags or stickers for large
items. Bags and stickers can be bought at stores throughout Oarai. Place the rubbish outside your home or apartment building before 8 a.m. on collection day.
Rubbish not in designated rubbish-bags or placed outside of specified collection points will not be collected.
Recyclables should be sorted by type and taken to a recyclables collection point.
Food and drink containers should be washed and paper and cardboard tied into bundles.
An oversize waste ticket (small ￥300, large￥800) must be purchased when throwing away large items such as items of furniture.After purchasing a ticket, an oversize waste collection must be booked by contacting Oarai Town Office Community Safety and Environmental Services Division.
Bookings must be made by 4:30pm on Tuesday for collection on Wednesday.
For more information or to request an oversize waste collection, please contact 029-267-5111.
Collection Schedule (Japanese)
Understanding the collection schedule
Rubbish is collected on different days depending on whether a neighbourhood is located in East or West Oarai. A map showing East and West Oarai can be found on Oarai Designated Rubbish Bags.
Neighbourhoods in East Oarai:Myojincho, Tokodai, Shiomigaoka, Ichi-chome, Ni-chome, Nakamachi, Kanazawacho, Toricho, Shinmachi, Isomichi, Gotanda, Matsugaoka, Futaba, Futabamidori, Iwaimachi.
《East Oarai Collections》
●Burnable: Monday and Thursday every week
●Non-burnable: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
●Recyclables: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Neighbourhoods in West Oarai: Nagacho, Hiigamacho, Sakuramichi, Onuki, Narita, Kamiyama.
《West Oarai Collections》
●Burnable: Tuesday and Friday every week
●Non-burnable: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
●Recyclables: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
※No collections take place on national holidays.
※No collections take place on the 5th Wednesday of any given month.
How to sort your rubbish
Waste should be sorted into burnable and non-burnable rubbish and recyclables. Recyclables should then be sorted by category. Nearly all recyclable products and packaging are marked with the relevant symbol.
可燃・燃やせる burnable rubbish
Food and organic waste, garden waste, plastics and vinyl (but not plastic bottles with the PET mark), foam packaging, leather goods, bedding and blankets.
Large items like blankets should be less than 1m2 in size and tied with string. Stickers for items too large to fit in bags can be purchased alongside Oarai Designated Rubbish Bags.
不燃・燃やせない non-burnable rubbish
Lightbulbs, bottle caps, umbrellas, crockery and cutlery, ceramics, small household electronics eg. radio, iron.
Recyclables should be sorted into the following categories, taken to a collection point (回収(かいしゅう)場所(ばしょ)) and placed into the relevant pile or container.
Cans should be sorted into steel (スチール) or aluminium (アルミ).
Make sure cans are empty and clean.
Bottles should be sorted into beer bottles (ビールびん), transparent glass bottles (透明びん), brown glass bottles (茶びん), green/blue/other coloured glass and plastic PET bottles (ペットボトル).
Bottle caps should be disposed of with non-burnable rubbish.
Make sure bottles are empty and clean
Remove all labels from PET bottles and dispose of them as burnable rubbish.
Separate paper by type (newspaper, cardboard, other types, juice and milk cartons) and tie the bundles with string.
Other types of paper include glossy and magazine paper, note books, books.
Paper packaging with oil or food waste and other types of paper such as carbon paper, envelopes with plastic windows, oiled paper, tissue paper on should
be disposed of as burnable rubbish.
Juice and milk cartons should be rinsed, unfolded to flat and tied into bundles.
Bedding and Materials 布類
Old clothes and sheets can be recycled if washed.
Futon, mattresses and carpets cannot be put out with recycling.
Used Batteries 乾電池
Place in the used battery box.
To dispose of oversize items, purchase a ticket and contact Oarai Town Office Community Safety and Environmental Services Division to request collection.
Large items: furniture such as beds, shelves, desks
Small items: bikes, stoves etc.
Moving House/Large Volumes of Rubbish
If you need to dispose of a large volume of rubbish, please sort the items correctly and take them to Oarai-Hokota-Mito Environmental Services Association Waste Processing Centre (4287 Narita-cho, Oarai/大洗町成田町4287, 〒311-1313).
Items that cannot be collected
Bricks, blocks, concrete, tyres, cement, televisions, chemical containers, medical or pharmaceutical products and containers,
agricultural tools, paints, paint thinner, fishing nets, tiles, oil, washing machines, air conditioners, fridges and freezers, motorbikes.