Categories of Wastes
Refer to the chart below for additional materials that should not be disposed of as food wastes.
|Classi?cation||Materials not considered food wastes|
|Fruits||Hard shells such as those of walnuts, chestnuts, peanuts, acorns, coconuts, coconut palms and pineapples|
|Pits and seeds of drupes such as peaches, apricots and persimmons|
|Meats||Bones and feathers|
|Seafood||Shells of clams, turban shells, abalones, ark shells, sea squirts, oysters, craw?sh and lobsters|
|The internal organs of puffer ?sh|
|Others||Tea bags, grounds of herbal medicine|
* Depending on the residence where you live in, taking out the garbage may be only allowed on a specified day of the week. Please ask for the details to the managing office of each residence.
Information on the Standard Plastic Garbage Bag
|General waste||5, 10, 20, 50, 100 L||White|
|Food waste||3, 5, 10 L||Light Pink|
Standard plastic garbage bags can be bought in any convenience stores and supermarkets around the district where you live in
Separate waste by type and place in designated spots at your residence.
|Category||Recyclable Items||How to Recycle||Non-Recyclable Items|
|Paper||newspapers, paper, cardboard||
||plastic-coated paper items|
|books, notebooks, wrapping paper, shopping bags, calendars||
|milk cartons, drink cartons, paper cups||
|paper and cardboard boxes||
|Glass||beer bottles, liquor bottles, soda bottles||
||sheet glass, mirrors, heat-resistant dishes, milky white bottles, cosmetic bottles and china dishes|
|Metals||beverage cans, aluminum cans||
||paint containers, oil containers, or other containers of toxic materials, notebook wire springs|
|spray cans, butane gas cans|
|iron tools, iron wires, stainless steel dishes||
|Plastics||items marked “PET,
PVC, PP, PS PE
(as in HDPE and LDPE)”
||writing instruments, buttons, sockets, electric heaters, toys, baby walkers, phones and disposable cameras|
|Styrofoam||shock-absorbing materials for electronic products, boxes used to transport fruits or ? sh, clean instant noodle containers||
||disposable dishes, styrofoam that has been coated with other materials, styrofoam that is severely soiled by food wastes and other materials|
|Fluorescent Lamps||intact ?uorescent lamps, light bulbs||broken lamps or bulbs|
|Plastic Bags||clean plastic bags||instant noodle wrappers and dirty plastic bags|
|Batteries||DO NOT DISPOSE IN GARBAGE||
Clothing and Bedding
Clothing, bedding and other fabric-based items are generally collected in separate collection bins. Bedding must be packaged so as to prevent damage from moisture and must be tied up in a stack 30-centimeters high. However, individuals disposing of clothing and bedding are encouraged to donate and recycle whatever items they can before disposing items. For example, certain areas will have donation bins located on the street. Re-usable clothing, handbags and even electronic goods and dishes can be donated to thrift markets such as the Beautiful Store, which has many branches in the Incheon region, including at the Incheon Bus Terminal.
This category generally refers to wastes that are too large to ?t into standard garbage bags. Such items include but are not limited to home and of?ce furniture, large electronics, and heating and cooling products. To dispose of large wastes, you must report the items for disposal to the district (-dong) of?ce, pay the relevant fees (levied based on the size and weight of waste matter), place designated stickers upon the items, and dispose of them on a designated day for large waste disposal if required. In case with large items and household items that cannot be thrown away in the standard disposable garbage bag, visit the Songdo-1 dong Community Center (tel: 032-749-6500) or Songdo-2 dong Community Center (tel: 032-749-6550) for fee payment and designated stickers. If the large items you are about to dispose are in good condition and working well, you can also choose to contact recycling center to get them reused properly.