Recycling information
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Recycling information

Food Waste : Must be separated from general waste and placed in special disposal containers that place in your apartment building, usually same place for general garbage.

Not all food waste can be place in food disposal container, suggested rule of thumb is to include only what animals can eat as food waste.

The following items are not acceptable as food waste :

Fruits : seeds of peaches, apricots, persimmons, etc. as well as hard shells such as those of acorns, chestnuts, peanuts, walnuts, coconuts, pineapples, etc.

Meats : Bones and feathers.

Fish/Seafood : shells of clams, abalone, sea squirt, crabs, lobsters, etc.

Others : Tea bags, herb medicine residues, etc.

Recycling is mandatory and recycled items can be disposed of in any clear plastic bag or divided by items and bound – please rinse or wash before disposing of containers. As with general waste, recyclable waste should be placed outside the building or in designated areas. Check with your realtor or local district office for days and times.

Recyclable Items:

: Newspapers, books, notebooks, wrapping paper, corrugated card board, paper bags. Paper boxes, milk cartons

Glass : beer, liquor and soda bottles

Metals : Beverage cans, spray cans, iron tools, butane gas bottles, iron wires, aluminum, stainless steel

Clothes : Cotton clothing

Styrofoam : shock-absorbing materials for electronic products, boxes for electronic products, boxes for fruit and fish, clean instant noodle containers, etc.

PET Bottles : container swathe the number ‘1’

Plastic : Items with the numbers ‘2’, ‘4’ or ‘5’ written on the container

Film : Candy wrappers with recycling symbols, instant noodle wrapping, instant coffee packaging

Milk Packs : Milk containers

Fluorescent Lamps : Light bulbs, non-broken lamps

Plastic bags : Any plastic bag

Batteries : Mercury / mercury oxide batteries such as those found in watches, etc. Also, nickel/cadmium batteries (rechargeable)

Non-recyclable Items :

Paper : Plastic-coated paper bags, plastic-coated paper cups

Glass : sheet glass, mirrors, heat-resistant dishes, milky white bottles, cosmetic bottles and china dishes

Metals : paint and oil containers, nay toxic material container’

Clothes : Bedding, pillows and bags

Plastic: Items with either ‘3’ or ‘7’ marked on the container, writing instruments, buttons, sockets, electric heaters, toys, baby walkers, phones, items coated with PP or PE

Milk Packs : Foil tops, and container labels

Fluorescent Lamps : Broken lamps or bulbs

Plastic bags : Instant noodle wrappers, contaminated plastic bags

Batteries : Mercury batteries are designated “NR MR”, mercury oxide batteries are designated “SR”. Note : while not recyclable, manganese and alkaline batteries can go into the general waste disposal bag.


General Waste :
The following should be treated as general waste : shoes, rice cookers sweets containers, electronic products, videotapes, medicine bottles, home-delivered water containers, clocks, globes, window frames, brooms, hoses, floor coverings, and any other composite items.

Disposing of large items : Such as furniture, electronic products, office items, heating / cooling products, etc., that cannot be place in standard size bags. There is a fee for disposing of these items that varies from ₩2,000 ( chairs, 4-drawer dressers, vacuum cleaners) etc. to ₩8,000 for large items (refrigerators, air conditioners ) to ₩15,000 for very large items ( piano ). Talk to your property owner, manager, and real estate office or relocation agent for details of your local bldg office or go to the don office, pay the fee and pick up the sticker that must be placed on the item before picked up.

Most large apartment complexes will have marked boxes which you must place your recyclables. In 2007, houses and small apartments/villas were issued net bags for their recyclables. Some still have them, but many have disappeared into the garbage trucks or simply been taken. If you do not have the nets, you are expected to put the recyclables into a bag or box and place them outside your house or in designated area of your building on recycling pick-up day.

Price of trash bags are as follows :

For normal trash bags :

Uijeongbu Area:
10-litter bag (20bags) / ₩4,800     50-litter bag (1bags) / ₩1,200
20-litter bag (20bags) / ₩9,600    100-litter bag (1bags) / ₩2,400

Dongducheon Area:
10-litter bag (20bags) / ₩5,000     50-litter bag (1bags) / ₩1,250
20-litter bag (20bags) / ₩11,000    100-litter bag (1bags) / ₩2,500

Yangju Area:
10-litter bag (20bags) / ₩5,000     50-litter bag (1bags) / ₩1,200
20-litter bag (20bags) / ₩10,000    100-litter bag (1bags) / ₩2,500


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