Updated: November 22, 2021


4.Plastic Containers and Packaging Guide

Items accepted for waste collection

  • All items with the logo (Plastic container / packaging marks) which indicates plastic containers and packaging.
  • Containers and packaging refers to any articles containing goods (containers) or packaging goods(packaging) that are no longer required after the goods contained in them are removed.

Items with this logo

Where to put out waste

  • Waste collection point
  • Your waste collection point is specified. Please ask a neighbor where you should put out waste.

What days collection occurs

  • Once a week. Collection days are set for each district.
  • The collection day is written on a sticker at the waste collection point. Please put out waste after checking the information.
  • If you do not know your collection day, for example if there is no sticker, please contact the Collection Office in the area where you live. (Phone calls can only be made in Japanese.)
  • Waste is also collected on holidays. However, collection days may change during the year-end and New Year Holidays.

What time to put out waste

  • Please put out the garbage bags and packaging by 8:30 on the morning of the collection day.

CautionPlease do not put waste out on the day before collection or after it has been collected. Following the rules will keep the collection point clean for your neighborhood.

How to put out waste

  • Please put waste in a prepaid garbage bag designated by Sendai City and fasten the bag before putting it out for collection.プラスチック袋


  • Waste that is not placed in designated prepaid garbage bags will not be collected.
  • Any waste improperly put out will not be collected.
  • To prevent crows and other animals from scattering waste, please put out the garbage bags according to your waste collection day and time.
  • It is a violation of the regulations not to use the designated prepaid garbage bags. Please note that plastic shopping bags from convenience stores,etc. cannot used. (Where to buy the designated prepaid garbage bags, the prices, etc.)
  • For small rechargeable batteries including portable chargers, please see "Items Not Collected by the City Government". 
  • ⚠ Do not include batteries or small rechargeable batteries in your waste! If you do,there is a dangerous risk of ignition or explosion during waste collection and processing.batteries

Examples and instructions for putting out waste

Empty the contents, rinse or wipe the soiled surface, and remove any metal or paper components.

Bottles for sauce, detergent, etc.

Tubes for mayonnaise, etc.

Plastic cups for instant noodles, pudding, etc.

Egg cartons

Bags for bread, candies, etc.

Plastic shopping bags received from shops

Food trays

Tops and labels of PET bottles

CautionPlease put out items other than plastics as household waste.

Large polystyrene boxes


To putout a polystyrene box that is too large for a designated prepaid garbage bag, please affix a designated prepaid garbage bag (large) with adhesive tape where it is easily visible and tie with string both vertically and horizontally.

CautionPlease make sure there is nothing left in the box.

Items not accepted as plastic containers and packaging

Plastic goods (without plastic mark logo)

Toys, buckets, garment storage boxes, etc. are not regarded as containers and packaging.

PET bottles (Those with a PET mark logo)

Please put them out on your waste collection days for cans and bottles.

Remaining contents

Please remove contents.
Extremely dirty items If you cannot clean items described above by washing or wiping them with a cloth, please dispose of them as household waste.