About approach of small household appliances recycling (Kumamoto)
1. About background of law establishment
We were filled up without rare earth elements such as rare metal, neodymium or yttrium such as money included in used small electronic equipment such as cell-phones, silver noble metal and iron, copper, base metal, lithium or titanium including aluminum being recycled. Annual discharge quantity by estimate is said to be 650,000 tons.
Because such inside, supplier of resources were unevenly distributed and "resources limitation" such as supply of resources being oligopoly state and final disposal site solved tight "environment limitation", law (called "small Home Appliance Recycling Act" as follows.) about promotion of recycling such as used small size electronic equipment was established.
2. About summary of system
Person who is going to perform recycling businesses such as used small electronic equipment makes recycling business plan and dispenses with permission of waste disposal treatment business by receiving authorization of competent minister and is system to promote recycling such as used small size electronic equipment.
Effective collection transportation is possible, and, among electronic equipment or other electric machine appliances which general consumers offer for one of normal life, thing needing recycling particularly becomes a target of this system.
28 classifications are determined as item targeted for this system, and the municipalities choose item to collect separated by type depending on the local fact from these classifications now. In addition, we say thing which country appointed in guidelines as item that you should recycle in particular with identification object item.
＊As item (air-conditioner, TV, refrigerator, freezer, washing machine, clothing dryer) targeted for Home Appliance Recycling Act does not become a target of small Home Appliance Recycling Act
Please be careful.
＊If system is not intended about "special item that removes, and needs construction including sunlight panel" and "fluorescent tube and electric bulb which are easy to be damaged, and need special collection transportation"
Item targeted for system and specific target item
| || Item that is targeted for system|| Specific target item|
| Telephone, pantelegraphy or other wire communication machine appliances || Telephone facsimile|
| Cell-phone terminal, wireless communication machine appliance of PHS terminal and others|| Cell-phone terminal|
PHS terminal for the public
Car navigation system
ETC vehicle installation unit
| Radio receiver and television receiver||Receiver for radiobroadcast|
CS digital tuner
Terrestrial digital tuner
STB for cable TV
Car color television
| Digital camera, video camera, machine appliance for picture of D buoy D recorder and others|
Video tape recorder (set)
DVD - video
BD recorder / player
Video camera (except broadcast use)
|Digital audio player, Denki Onkyo machine appliance of stereo set and others|| Digital audio player|
Digital audio player (HDD)
Tape recorder which removes deck
Headphones and earphone
Car CD Player
| Personal computer ||PC (desktop type)|
PC (notebook type)
| Magnetic disk unit, storage device of optical disk device and others||Hard disk|
Printer or other printers
| Display or other display units ||Monitor (for computer)|
| Electric sewing machine || |
| Electric grinder, electric drill or other electric tool -|| |
| Electric machine appliance for desk calculator or other office work|
| Electric machine appliance for for bathroom scales or other measurements or the measurement||Electronic thermometer|
| Electric inhaler or other medical electric machine appliances || Hearing aid|
| 16|| Film camera || Camera|
| 17|| Jar rice cooker, electric machine appliance for microwave oven or other kitchens|| |
| Electric fan, electric machine appliance for electric dehumidifier or other air conditioning|| |
| Electric machine appliance for for electric iron, vacuum cleaner or other clothes or hygiene|| |
| Electric kotatsu, electric machine appliance for electric heater or other thermal insulation|| |
| Hair dryer, electric machine appliance for electric shaver or other hairdressing ||Electric shaver|
Electric hair clipper
Electric shaver washing machine
| Vibrator|| |
| Electric machine appliance for running machine or other exercise || |
| Electric machine appliance for electric lawnmower or other gardening|| |
| Electric lighting equipment of fluorescent lamp appliance and others ||Flashlight|
| Electronic clock and electric clock||Clock|
| Electrophone and electric musical instrument|| |
| Game console or other electronic toys and electric toy |
Lay; dye cloth using paper patterns game console
Handheld game (mini-electronic game)
Hi-tech system trend toy
| These accessories|
3. About how to discard small household appliances
It is to two of thing which authorized proprietor carries out that the municipalities carry out recycling in small household appliances recycling system.
Main collection method is as follows, but you collect, or ask municipality to live which collection method it is.
1. Collection by the municipalities
"Box collection" performs by "station collections".
Collection method that the municipalities hold
| Box collection|
・Method that we establish collection box (collection box) permanently at various points, and person of discharge puts used small electric electronic equipment into directly.
・Setting place example of collection box………Public facilities (city halls), supermarket, household appliances store, home center,
Shopping center, post office, school, station, bicycle parking lot
| Station collection||・Method that new establishment (installs collection containers) does classification division corresponding to used small size electricity electronic equipment to recyclable garbage collection performing every station (garbage discharge place) regularly and collects used small size electricity electronic equipment. |
| Pickup collection||・Method to sort used small size electricity electronic equipment from wastes which we collect along classification division of conventional wastes and collected.|
・Various methods such as cases to perform in case and belt conveyor to perform pickup work on platform before pit injection are existence.
| Group collection, civic participation type collection|| ・Method that citizen's association collecting in a group of recyclable garbage has been already used and collects small household appliances.|
| Event collection|| ・Method to collect used small household appliances which we install collection boxes in local event, and participant brought.|
2. Collection by authorized company
We have "store collection" and "moving collection" for collection method that authorized proprietor performs "delivery to home collection".
Person of collection
gai The pivot
Lynette Japan which is authorized company (Obu-shi, Aichi) starts PC, small size household appliances collection system which utilized home delivery (Sagawa Express). The details such as collection rate, application method, please identify homepage (external link) of Lynette Japan.
E are Japan (Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima) which is authorized company collects at store of EDION shop which is trust ahead. There is a charge for collection of some items.
The details such as collection item and collection rates, please identify this (external link).
(not collection box method.)
ritemu (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) which is authorized company collects at store of kezudenki which is trust ahead. There is a charge for collection of some items.
Please refer to store for the details such as collection item and collection rates.
(not collection box method.)
Large honor environment that is authorized company (Izumi-shi, Osaka) starts "black cat small size household appliances recycling services" to collect small size household appliances incidentally such as at the time of replacement by purchase of small size household appliances at the time of putting in order and moving of room in cooperation with YAMATO home convenience and river Holdings.
YAMATO home convenience takes collection transportation from home to exploitation of resources facility, and large honor environment and river Holdings carry exploitation of resources.
Please refer to the next URL for the details such as collection item and collection rates.
3. The approach situation of the municipalities in Kumamoto
The approach situation of small household appliances recycling in the municipalities in Kumamoto is street of the next table.
The next table
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2017
22 municipalities (48.9%)
26 municipalities (57.7%)
We are adjusting for conduct
| 5 municipalities (11.1%)|
6 municipalities (13.3%)
We do not carry out
| 4 municipalities (8.9%)|
6 municipalities (13.3%)
| 8 municipalities (17.8%)|
7 municipalities (15.5%)
| 6 municipalities (13.3%)|
0 municipalities (0.0%)
(Ministry of the Environment "fact-finding about the approach situation to used small household appliances recycling in municipality")
4. Authorized company
Proprietor who received authorization of recycling business plan from Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is called "authorized company", and person of 50 receives authorization in the whole country.
(as of November 14, 2017)
Authorized company (9 people) which assumes Kumamoto range of business plan
Head office address
Post in charge contact information
Large honor environment
The second issue
Nippon Magnetic Dressing
JX metal Corporation
E are Japan
Environment maintenance is industrial
Act B recycling
5. We make from city mine! Medal project of all
Because municipality working on small household appliances recycling and municipality adjusting for conduct are the whole country, and it is 74.9%, but on the other hand only 60,000 tons are collected for 650,000 tons of thing and discharge quantity that are 60.0% in Kumamoto by estimate, increase of the number of the municipalities which will wrestle in the system in future is expected. (as of April 1, 2016)
Because there was cooperation request from thing and Tokyo Governor whom such inside, this project can expect recognition of small household appliances recycling system and improvement of quantity of collection of, "we make Kumamoto from city mine! We approve of medal project of all and we get cooperation of Kumamoto-shi and install collection box, collection basket in the first floor of the Kumamoto prefectural government office Main Building lobby.
6. To citizens of the prefecture
As for the small household appliances, 650,000 tons is exhausted a year, and estimation that useful metal 280,000 tons, 84,400 million yen equivalency are included is introduced by the central environment council.
Because noble metal, rare metal, rare earth elements included in these small household appliances are extremely very small amounts, they are filled up without being collected conventionally, and they are not collected enough now either, but Japan boasts of resources reserves of world eminence when they choose these with city mine.
We understand purpose of small household appliances recycling system and would appreciate your cooperating with citizens of the prefecture.