Sorted garbage collection is designed to levy a graded charge for the amount of waste you discard. The system facilitates the disposal of recyclable waste and reduction of general waste by using the Standard Plastic Garbage Bag.
Penalty for violations
Penalties ranging from 100,000 won up to 1,000,000 won (depending on the local district) will be levied against any illegal disposal.
If food waste is not separated from general waste, penalty rates for illegal disposal will grow progressively higher. (Penalty rates apply.)
Time for discharge and collection
Discharge day: You need to ask the district (gu) office about the day because it varies for each local district.
Discharge hours: From sunset to midnight
In front of the gate (if the residence is an individual home)
Outdoor receptacles for apartments
※ You can easily find garbage disposal bags at supermarkets and convenience stores.
Types of garbage bags
General Waste: For general waste (semitransparent white plastic bags)