In cities, regulation garbage bags may be purchased at supermarkets or convenience stores in your neighborhood. In rural areas they may be purchased at the local government offices or through the local women's association (bunyeohoe). There are generally six or seven sizes; 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 liters. Prices vary according to size.
Use regulation bags and place outside. Ask the building owner or a neighbor where to place them if you are unsure. If you don't use regulation bags, your garbage will not be collected.
Remove all moisture and anything that cannot be eaten by livestock, then use a regulation bag for disposal. In areas where there are collection boxes dedicated for food waste disposal, you do not need to use regulation bags. Food waste produced by families and restaurants have high moisture levels, making incineration difficult, and it still secretes harmful substances after arriving at the landfill, which in turn pollutes water resources.
Materials that are recyclable such as plastic, cans, bottles, and paper should be put in a clear plastic bag or even in a sandbag-like bag and put in the appropriate spot on collection day. Spray cans, cooking-gas cans, and other such things can explode, so put a hole in these to make sure they are completely empty.
Televisions, washing machines, and other home electronics and large items [of garbage] that cannot be placed in bags should be placed in the collection spot after attaching a sticker purchased at your local dong Community Service Center or where you purchase your regulation bags.
|Paper||Newspaper||- Dispose of stacked flat and tied together.
- Plastic-coated advertisements, other non-paper materials must not be mixed.
|- Plastic-coated advertisement
- Wet newspaper
|- Remove plastic coating, springs, etc.br/>- Plastic wrappings do not qualify.||- Book springs
- Plastic coatings, fax paper
|- Empty contents, rinse with water,then flatten and put in bag or tie together.|
|- Remove tape, staples, or other such material,then flatten to make for easy transportation.||- Candy wrappers
- plastic, tape
Steel and aluminum
|- Empty, rinse, and flatten as possible.|
|- Puncture to empty and remove danger of explosion|
|- Place in bag or tie together to assure no mixture with foreign materials|
|- Remove cap, empty, rinse with water.
※ Beer and soju can be sold back to your market.
|- Bottles containing cosmetics.|
|Plastics||PET bottles||- Remove cap, empty, rinse with water.||- Waste oils.|
|- Attempt to flatten to minimize size.|
|- Remove other material, stickers,and place in bag or tie together.lunches, fruit containers, etc.||- Smooth surface styrofoam, ex.
used for ramen bowls, take-out
|- Styrofoam from fish and fruit boxes should be disposed of after clean of other substances.||- styrofoam for construction use etc.|
|Clothing||Outer garment||- Dispose of neatly in plastic bag after washing, be sure to keep from becoming wet.||- cashmere, bedding|