Japan’s strict garbage disposal rules confound foreigners and residents – except ‘lawless’ ones in Shinjuku’s Ni-chome

Feb 20, 2022 | INVESTING

As I walk to the rubbish collection point for my neighbourhood, I am fully aware that I am stepping into a minefield. This time, I am pretty confident that I have got it right. The kitchen waste has been drained of excess liquid, the cardboard boxes have all been broken down flat and tied with string and the labels have been torn off the food cans and binned separately.I have a surreptitious glance at the rubbish the other residents of my small suburban cul-de-sac in Yokohama have already left…

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