This week’s edition is on a “Recycled Furniture Fair” for people who want to buy or dispose of furniture for their new life.
For those who want to buy furniture
Minato City collects good quality wooden furniture that is no longer needed by households in Minato City, and sells it on after cleaning it. Prices are between ¥1,000 and ¥10,000, depending on the size and quality of the item.
Anyone can buy the furniture, but deliveries cost extra and will only be made within Minato City and neighboring cities.
For those who want to dispose of furniture
Minato City provides a service that appraises and collects free of charge, wooden furniture that is no longer needed by households in Minato City. Please note that in some cases, the results of the appraisal may mean that it is not possible for the furniture to be collected.
For details, please see the Minato City website.
The subsection in charge is the Waste Reduction Subsection at Minato Recycling and Waste Management Office.
If a disaster such as an earthquake occurs, InterFM897 will provide the necessary information from Minato City, including evacuation procedures and damage updates. Please tune in to InterFM897 if a major earthquake strikes.
Minato City provides furniture tipping prevention devices etc free of charge, with the aim of keeping damage from falling furniture to a minimum in the event of an earthquake. Those eligible are households whose members reside in Minato City and are registered as residents. Aid is available only once per household and is provided in the form of items such as tension rod style devices, which support ceilings and furniture to prevent furniture from tipping over, and shatter prevention film for glass.
Installation of the furniture tipping prevention devices etc will also be provided for senior citizens, people with disabilities, expectant and nursing mothers and single parent families.
To apply, please fill out the application form for ‘aid in furniture tipping prevention devices etc’. This is available at the Collaboration Project Section at any Regional City Office.
The subsection in charge at Minato City Hall is the Disaster Prevention Community Support Subsection of the Disaster Prevention Section.