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Waste and Recyclables Collection at Year End and New Year / Human rights counseling centers for foreigners

Minato Voice
2020/12/21

This week’s edition begins with information on Waste and Recyclables Collection at Year End and New Year.


Collection of waste and recyclables will be suspended between Thursday 31st December and Sunday 3rd January. 

Please do not place waste or recyclables at collection points on days other than your area’s  collection days.


Minato Recycling and Waste Management Office services will end for the year at 4:25pm on Wednesday 30th December, and will restart at 7:40am on Monday 4th January in the New Year.

Increased waste levels and traffic congestion are expected at year end/new year, so collections may be delayed.

Make sure you place waste and recyclables at the designated place by 8am (7:30am in some areas) to avoid missing collections. 

Please do not put waste or recyclables out the evening before or after collection has taken place.


Reservations are required to dispose of large-sized household waste. 

As collections are conducted in order of application, depending on the application date, collection by year end may not be possible. 

If you would like collection within the year, please apply early.

The telephone number for the Large-sized Waste Reception Center is 03-5296-7000


The year end/new year period sees the biggest waste increase in the year. 

Please cooperate in putting out your waste in a timely manner so that we can welcome in the new year in a clean environment.


The subsection in charge at Minato Recycling and Waste Management Office is the Cleaning Project Subsection.

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The Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau has set up a foreign-language human rights hotline.

Calls are answered on weekdays from 9am-5pm, except at year end/New Year. 

The following 10 languages are available:

English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Spanish, Indonesian and Thai.


The telephone number is 0570-090911.


The subsection in charge at Minato City Hall is the Human Rights and Gender Equality Subsection of the General Affairs section.

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(Audio) 21st/24th December 2020 ON AIR: Waste and Recyclables Collection at Year End and New Year / Human rights counseling centers for foreigners