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Guidelines on Discharging Old Home Appliances/Electronics

HOME LIFE IN KOREA Guide on Discharging Domestic Waste Guidelines on Discharging Old Home Appliances/Electronics

Guidelines on Recyclable Items
Type Item Guidelines
1. Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Booklet, notepad, paper shopping bag, calendar, wrapping paper
  • Paper cup, juice pack
  • Boxes (cookie boxes, packaging boxes)
  • Boxes (cookie boxes, packaging boxes, other cardboard boxes)
  • It shouldn't be wet.
  • Fatten, pile and tie them.
  • It should not be mixed with vinyl-coated flyers, vinyl materials, and other foreign matter
  • Vinyl-coated cover and metal binding should be removed.
  • Excl. vinyl wrappers
  • Empty out the contents and rinse the paper container once before putting it into a bag or tying it with other paper materials.
  • Remove the vinyl coating.
  • Remove the tape and metal pins on boxes and flatten them out before tying them together.
2. Can
  • Steel and aluminum cans (food, beverage, cooking oil containers)
  • Other cans (butane gas, pesticide containers)
  • Empty out the contents and rinse the paper container once before flattening it out.
  • Remove the plastic inside or outside.
  • Place it in a bag (incl. vinyl bag) for collection.
  • Make a hole and empty out the contents prior to discharge.
3. Glass bottle Beverage bottles, etc.
  • Remove the lid, empty out the contents, and rinse with water.
  • Do not put in foreign matter such as cigarette buds, etc.
  • Beer and soju bottles can be sold to supermarkets
  • After rinsing with water, separate it from other beverage bottles.
4. Scrap metal
  • Scrap metal (tools, wire, nail, steel plate, etc.)
  • Non-ferrous metal (nickel silver, stainless steel, wire, aluminum sash)
  • Prevent mixing with foreign matter and place them in a bag or tie them together
  • Same as above
5. Plastic
  • PET bottles
  • Synthetic resin containers
  • General household items· Only items with a plastic material identification code
  • Remove the lid, empty out the contents and rinse with water
  • Minimize volume by compression·Excl. waste oil containers
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