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For Comfortable Living

Finding Housing

1 Counseling on Housing

Osaka Municipal Housing Information Center provides face-to-face and telephone consultation on purchasing and renting housing and Osaka’s housing policies.

Counseling on Housing (Information Service Counter)
Osaka Municipal Housing Information Center(Housing Information Plaza)
6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka
(TEL)06-6242-1177
(FAX)06-6354-8601
Weekdays/Saturday 9:00 - 19:00 Sunday/National Holidays 10:00 - 17:00
(Closed on Tuesdays (when it is a holiday, closed the following day), days after holidays (open if the day after the holiday happens to be Sunday or Monday), and year-end and New Year holidays)
※ Support in English, Chinese, and Korean is available via a simplified interpretation telephone service. 10:00 - 17:00

2 Basic information about Renting Housing

1 Contract

Once you have found a suitable house or apartment, you will enter into a lease contract. Generally, you will be required to pay Shiki-kin (deposit) and Reikin (key money) when you conclude a contract.

Guarantor (Hosho-nin)
Person who assumes liability for payment if the tenant has difficulty paying rent, etc. In some cases, it is requested to appoint a Japanese guarantor.
Guaranty Company (Hosho Gaisha)
A company receives money and will be your guarantor. A guaranty company shall assume liability for payment and bill the tenant later if the tenant has difficulty paying rent, etc. Service, security and screening will vary according to each security company.
Application Money or Deposit (Shoko-kin or Azukari-kin)
This is payment made to guarantee priority prior to concluding a contract. Payment will be returned if the contract is not signed. Be sure to check the agreement details before making payment.
 
Key Money/Gift Money (Rei-kin)
This money is paid to the landlord as a token of gratitude and is not refundable after you have moved out.
Security deposit (Shiki-kin)
A deposit is paid to the landlord as a guarantee against failure to pay rent or to cover repair costs if the rental property is carelessly or intentionally damaged. If there are no expenses incurred, this money will be returned to you when you move out. In some cases, the contract states that when the tenant moves out, the amount negotiated at the time the contract was signed may be deducted by the landlord. This is called “shikibiki (kaiyaku-biki).” Please check this carefully.
※It is sometimes called Guarantee Money (Hosho-kin).
Realtor’s Commission Fee (Chukai-ryo)
This is commission paid to the real estate agent. This is a commission paid to the real estate agent that has been requested to find an apartment and when a contract has been signed. The maximum amount for this commission is the equivalent of one month of rent. In general, the tenant and the landlord will evenly split one month’s worth of rent. However, the proportion to be paid by each party can be changed if both parties are in agreement.

2 House Rental Payment

In general, monthly rent and maintenance fees are to be paid each month.

Rent
In general, you must pay your monthly rent before the month starts.
Maintenance Fees
These are to cover the maintenance expenses of communal areas. They are sometimes included in the rent.

3 Termination of Lease Contract

When you wish to terminate the lease, you must give advance notice (normally one to two months) to the landlord in accordance with the provisions of the contract. If you move out without giving notice, or if you give notice just before moving out, you may be required to pay a fee, equivalent to a portion of the rent, for breach of contract.

3 How to Apply for Private Housing

When searching for a house or an apartment, tenants generally go through a real estate agent for assistance. Your real estate agent will give you information on the housing available and take you to see any house or apartment you are interested in at no charge. To avoid any misunderstandings when dealing with the real estate agent, it is advised to take a Japanese speaker with you. When purchasing a house, people generally use housing loans from private financial institutions.

4 Housing for Foreign Residents

1 Municipal Housing for Privately-financed International Students

2 Housing Support System for Foreign Business People

For foreign business people working for foreign-affiliated companies, Osaka Municipal Housing Corporation loosens the conditions of documents and guarantor that are necessary for application and provides information about vacancies of Osaka Municipal Housing Corporation’s public housing.

Inquiries
Osaka Business and Investment Center
(TEL)06-6944-6298 (FAX)06-6944-6293

5 How to Apply for Public Housing

1 Municipal Housing

Applications for municipal housing are accepted in February and July. To be eligible, applicants must be registered to reside in Osaka City (or in certain parts of Osaka Prefecture) or they must work in Osaka City. In November, additional applications are accepted from tenants seeking a residence near one’s parents or children, or from tenants who are raising a family, who fall under the general household category, or who are single. Applicants must meet the necessary conditions, such as income, described in the application guidelines pamphlet. Application guidelines are available from the following offices when the new application period opens. Housing for middle-income earning households and vacancies of public housing will accept additional applicants. Contact the following for further information.

Application Forms
Inquiries
Person in charge of applications for municipal housing, Administration Department, Osaka Municipal Housing Corporation

Osaka Municipal Housing Information Center 5F, 6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka
(TEL)06-6882-7024 (FAX)06-6882-7021

Municipal Housing Telephone Service (Recorded message in Japanese)
(TEL)06-6263-2601

2 Applications of Municipal Housing for Single Parent Families, Elderly Persons, and Families that have Persons with Disabilities.

Application registration starts around the beginning of May every year.
The following types are available:

  • Single parent family housing
  • Elderly family housing (with or without special assistance)
  • Housing for families that have people with disabilities (with or without special assistance)
  • Housing for wheelchair users (with special assistance)
  • Specially designed housing for wheelchair users

These are available for families that have completed resident registration, fulfill the criteria, and are living in Osaka City.

Application Forms and Inquiries
Public Health and Welfare Center in each ward

3 Housing for Osaka Municipal Housing Corporation

If you wish to apply to live in a house provided by Osaka Municipal Housing Corporation, please make an inquiry to the following section.

Inquiries
Person in charge of applications for public rental housing, Administration Department, Osaka Municipal Housing Corporation
(TEL)06-6882-9000(FAX)06-6882-7021

4 Specific High-Quality Rental Housing (Osaka Municipal Housing Corporation "Smilimg" Housing )

Housing rental assistance is available to cover a portion of the monthly rent for tenants of “Minkan-Smiling” who are usually from middle-income earning households. Applicants must meet certain income conditions as listed in the application guidelines.

Inquiries
(For Housing managed by the Osaka Municipal Housing Corporation)Person in charge of applications for public rental housing, Administration Department, Osaka Municipal Housing Corporation

(TEL)06-6882-9000 (FAX)06-6882-7021

(For housing managed by designated private corporations)
Please refer to the website.

5 Prefectural Housing

Applications for Prefectural housing are accepted every April, June, August, October, December and the following February. Application forms are distributed at the following places during the application term. Applicants must meet certain requirements, as is the case with municipal housing.

Application Forms
  • Annex to the Osaka Prefectural Office, Housing Consultation Room
  • Osaka prefectural housing operation office (Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building)
  • Each Prefectural Residents Information Plaza (c/o Prefectural Tax Office)
  • Housing Section of each Ward office or City Hall (except for Osaka City)
  • Each ward office in Osaka City
  • Office of designated managers for prefectural housing
  • Housing Information Center (Housing Information Plaza)

6 Osaka Prefectural Housing Corporation

If you want to move into housing operated by Osaka Prefectural Housing Corporation, please call the number below. Housing is also available outside of Osaka City.

Inquiries
Osaka Prefectural Housing Corporation
(TEL)06-6203-5454 (Weekday, Saturday 9:00 - 17:45)

7 Urban Renaissance Agency Housing (UR Housing)

If you wish to apply to live in a house provided by the Urban Renaissance Agency, please make an inquiry to the following section. Housing is also available outside of Osaka City.

Application Forms and Inquiries
Urban Renaissance Agency Publicity Sales Center
12-13F Herbis Ent Office Tower, 2-2-22 Umeda, Kita-ku
(TEL)06-6346-3456 (9:30 - 19:00)  (Closed on Dec. 29th-Jan. 3rd)
(Inquiries about vacancies)
(TEL) 0120-23-3456
For details, please visit the website.

6 Housing Assistance

1 Housing Loan and Interest Assistance for Households with a Child

A portion of the interest incurred on the principal amount of a housing loan will be subsidized for newlyweds or households raising children who are purchasing a private dwelling for the first time. Certain conditions must be met for application. For further information, please make an inquiry to the following.

Inquiries
Urban Redevelopment and Housing Bureau
Housing Information Center 4F 6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka
(TEL)06-6882-7050 (Weekday 9:00 - 17:30)
(FAX)06-6355-0351

2 Project to spread ecological housing in Osaka-shi

Houses and apartments with excellent energy saving facilities, solar power production and high insulation capacity have been approved in the city of Osaka. In some cases, you may receive an interest subsidy for a housing loan for a residence certified as being environmentally friendly on or before February 28, 2014. When applying it is necessary to meet some conditions, so be sure to contact the following for further information.

Inquiries

(Regarding the housing certification program)

Urban Redevelopment and Housing Bureau

Kita-ku, Nakanoshima 1-3-20, Osaka city hall 6th floor
(TEL)06-6208-9221 (FAX)06-6202-7064

(Regarding interest subsidies)

Urban Redevelopment and Housing Bureau
Kita-ku, Tenjimbashi 6-4-20, Housing information Center 4th floor
(TEL)06-6882-7050 (Weekday 9:00 - 17:30)(FAX)06-6355-0351

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Application for Utilities and Other Services

1 Water & Sewerage

The Osaka Municipal Waterworks Bureau supplies tap water throughout Osaka City. 100% of households in Osaka have access to water supply, and you can drink tap water directly. The Osaka Municipal Public Works Bureau is in charge of supervising and maintaining of sewerage utilities.

1 Applying for water service start or suspension

Please contact the Waterworks Bureau’s Customer Service Center by telephone or FAX.
Procedures can also be conducted online. For details, please check the Waterworks Bureau website.
(Applications are not accepted by email.)

2 Water-related Troubles

Please contact the Waterworks Bureau’s Customer Service Center or a water supply equipment constructor designated by Osaka City (a designated constructor). If you find a water leak on a road or if you need repairs for a water leak or other water-related issue that has occurred in your home at night or on a holiday, the Waterworks Bureau’s Customer Service Center will provide you with automated guidance about emergency contact information.
When a sewerage pipe has become clogged, please contact the Pipeline Management Center of the Urban Infrastructure Technology Center Foundation, which has been commissioned by Osaka City Public Works Bureau.

3 Waterworks Bureau Customer Center

It accepts all inquiries and types of notifications,
such as those for starting or suspending water service.

TEL 06-6458-1132
FAX 06-6458-2100
Website Waterworks Bureau Customer Center
Service Hours Weekday (Monday - Friday):8:00 - 20:00
Saturday : 9:00 - 17:00
Dec.29 to Dec.30:9:00-17:00
Sundays・Holidays: Only March and April: 9:00 - 17:00

*Customer Center is closed on the year-end and New Year holidays (December 31 through January 3).
*In the event that we have received a notification for starting or suspending water service that involves installation or removal of a water meter, etc., the work will be handled on a weekday between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
*All phone conversations with customers are recorded to keep track of the details.
*If you find a water leak on a road or if you need repairs for a water leak or other water-related issue that has occurred in your home at night or on a holiday, you will be provided with automated guidance about emergency contact information.
(Please contact with the owner or manager of the building if you experience trouble with the water supply in your building.(In some cases, a separate contract with a repair shop may be concluded.))

4 Waterworks Bureau Maintenance Center

Please contact the following offices for urgent repairs of waterworks at night and holiday. However, regarding issues for a private apartment, please contact its owner or manager.

Waterworks Bureau Maintenance Center
Government Authorities Name Telephone/Fax
Higashiyodogawa, Yodogawa, Kita, Fukushima, Nishiyodogawa, Konohana North (Hokubu)
Waterworks Maintenance Center
TEL 06-6391-6303
FAX 06-6391-7463
Asahi, Miyakojima, Joto, Tsurumi, Chuo, Tennoji, Naniwa East (Tobu)
Waterworks Maintenance Center
TEL 06-6927-8774
FAX 06-6923-6293
Nishi, Minato, Taisho, Suminoe, Nishinari, Sumiyoshi West (Seibu)
Waterworks Maintenance Center
TEL 06-6531-9213
FAX 06-6531-9226
Higashinari, Ikuno, Higashisumiyoshi, Hirano, Abeno South (Nambu)
Waterworks Maintenance Center
TEL 06-6719-7852
FAX 06-6719-5570

Water Use Notice

5 Pipeline Management Center

Inquiries on clogged sewerage pipes and maintenance for public sewerage

<Open Hours>9:00 - 17:30
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and National and Year-end/New Year holidays.

Pipeline Management Center
Name Tel. /Address Competent authorities
Nakahama Pipeline Management Center TEL 06-6969-5843
FAX 06-6969-6201
1-17-10 Nakahama, Joto-ku
(In the Eastern District Management Office)
Miyakojima-ku, Asahi-ku, Joto-ku, Tsurumi-ku
Tajima Pipeline Management Center TEL 06-6751-5048
FAX 06-6751-5065
1-17-13 Tajima, Ikuno-ku
(In the Tajima Construction and Management Office)
Tennoji-ku, Higashinari-ku, Ikuno-ku
Tsumori Pipeline Management Center TEL 06-6567-6516
FAX 06-6567-6513
2-7-13 Tsumori, Nishinari-ku
(In the Western District Management Office)
Taisho-ku, Naniwa-ku, Nishinari-ku
Ichioka Pipeline Management Center TEL 06-6576-0700
FAX 06-6576-2162
2-15-74 Ichioka, Minato-ku
(In the Ichioka Construction and Management Office)
Chuo-ku, Nishi-ku, Minato-ku
Suminoe Pipeline Management Center TEL 06-6686-1909
FAX 06-6686-1915
1-1-189 Izumi, Suminoe-ku
(In the Southern District Management Office)
Suminoe-ku, Sumiyoshi-ku
Hirano Pipeline Management Center TEL 06-6705-0342
FAX 06-6705-4794
1-4-29 Hiranonishi, Hirano-ku
(In the Hirano Construction and Management Office)
Abeno-ku, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Hirano-ku
Ebie Pipeline Management Center TEL 06-6462-3919
FAX 06-6462-1976
1-2-47 Takami, Konohana-ku
(In the Northern District Management Office)
Kita-ku, Fukushima-ku, Konohana-ku, Nishiyodogawa-ku
Juso Pipeline Management Center TEL 06-6306-1734
FAX 06-6306-0122
2-8-41 Nonaka-minami, Yodogawa-ku
(In the Juso Construction and Management Office)
Yodogawa-ku, Higashiyodogawa-ku
24-hour Center In the event that the sewerage system requires emergency repair on holidays or at night.
TEL 06-6947-7981
All areas

2 Electricity

The electricity in Osaka City is mainly supplied by the Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. The electricity that is supplied in western Japan, including Osaka City, has a frequency of 60 hertz and voltage of 100 or 200 volts (in Tokyo and the rest of eastern Japan the frequency is 50 hertz). When you use appliances brought from overseas, be sure to check the shape of the sockets and the voltage.

Applying for connecting and disconnecting electricity supply

Meter Reading Notice
Meter Reading Notice

Website: Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.

Contact your local

3 Gas

City gas service is supplied by Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. throughout Osaka City.

Applying for/Discontinuing Gas Service

Contact the Customer Center of Osaka Gas. Online application is also available.

Gas Bill Notice
Gas Bill Notice
  1. ①Account Number (Required during online registration/logging in)
  2. ②This is the receipt for the account transfer for the previous month.
  3. ③The scheduled date for re-transferring in the event that a transfer could not be made.
  4. ④Statement of the table of charges that will be applied in accordance with the amount used.
  5. ⑤Next meter inspection date.
  6. ⑥Table listing expenses/difference for the present month and the following month.
Osaka Gas Customer Service Center
<Business Hours>
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 19:00
Sunday/National Holidays: 9:00 - 17:00
(TEL)0120-0-94817
Website: Osaka Gas Customer Service Center

4 Telephone

1 Telephone Installation/Removal/Other Counseling

Dial “116” for the above services.
From a mobile phone: 0800-2000-116
<Business Hours> 9:00 - 17:00 (except for Year-end/New Year holidays, December 29 - January 3)
NTT Fureai Fax is available to provide information via fax about various NTT West procedures and services.
(FAX) 0120-409199
(except for Saturday, Sundays, public holidays, and year-end/New Year holidays December 29 – January 3)

2 NTT West Foreign Customer Service Center (NTT Information)

NTT West Information is a telephone information service for foreign customers. English and other language operators are available for any questions or comments regarding NTT West.

Inquiries
(Business Hours)
Weekday 9:00 - 17:00 (except for Saturday, Sunday and National and Year-end/New Year holidays <December 27 - January 4>)
(TEL) 0120-064337(Toll free)
English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese: Monday - Friday
Website: NTT West

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Waste and Recycling Collection

1 Separation & Collection of Waste

Items to be collected Collection Schedule & Notes for Collection
  • (Cans)
    Empty metal cans for drinking water, food items, or daily necessities, etc. that are less than 18-liters (Excludes spray cans and gas cylinders.)
  • (Bottles)
    Empty glass bottles used for beverages, foodstuffs, daily necessities, cosmetics, etc. with a volume smaller than 1.8 liters
  • (Metal house wares)
    Household goods made of metal, such as pots and pans, ashtrays, and tinfoil, with a diameter or longest side less than 30 cm, or a length within 1 m for sticks or pole-shaped items. Does not include enameled items.
  • (PET bottles)
    Plastic bottles for soy sauce, drinks, or alcohol, etc. of which the label has a mark indicating that it can be recycled as a PET bottle
    ※In-store collection is also available at supermarkets.
(Collected Once a Week)
  • Remove all bottle caps and dispose of plastic items as Plastic Containers and Packaging, metal items should be disposed of as Recyclable Waste.
  • Empty all cans and bottles and rinse them with water.
  • Place the empty cans and bottles together in see-through garbage bags. Leave at the collection site by 9am on collection day.
  • Beer bottles and other returnable bottles should be returned to the shop where you bought them.
(Items that cannot be collected as Recyclable Waste)
  • Flammable objects such as spray cans or gas cartridges that may explode
  • Heat-resistant glass, electric bulbs, sheet glass, kitchen knives or any other sharp items.
  • Chinaware
  • Wire-shaped metal such as iron wire and copper wire.Heavy goods made of metals, such as iron dumbbells
    Please dispose the above items as Household Waste.
  • Bottles containing harmful chemicals or paint. (Please consult with the retailer or manufacturer.)
  • Metal housewares over 30 cm in side or diameter and a stick over 1m (Please dispose them as bulky waste.)
  • Please consult with stores or manufacturers regarding disposal of cans and bottles that contain toxic chemicals, paints, etc.
Plastic Containers and Packaging
Plastic containers or packaging that were used to contain or wrap products, and have a mark indicating that they are plastic
  • Plastic bottles (except for PET bottles for soy sauce and beverages that are collected as recyclable waste)
  • Plastic trays(plate-type containers)
  • Plastic tubes
  • Plastic cups and packages
  • Plastic bags and wrappers
(Collected Once a Week)
  • Empty the contents and rinse before putting them out for collection.
  • Do not put other garbage together with plastic containers and packaging.
  • Put the plastic containers and packaging in a see-through garbage bag, and put out by 9am on the collection day.
  • Dispose of items that cannot be cleaned or that have not been emptied of their contents as regular garbage.
  • Foam trays should be put out for collection at supermarkets.
  • Please put out plastic merchandise along with household waste.
 
Used Paper / Used Cloth
  • Newspaper / leaflet inserts
  • Cardboard
  • Paper cartons
    Things that have a mark indicating that they are a paper carton
  • Books/Magazines
    Weekly magazines, specialized magazines, manga, books, catalogs, textbooks, pamphlets, dictionaries, etc.
  • Other Paper
    Paper boxes for confectionery, paper bags, direct mail, wrapping paper, memo paper, postcards, envelopes, shredded paper, copy paper,etc.
  • Used Clothes
    Jackets, shirts, trousers, sweaters, skirts, jeans, coats, etc.
(Collected Once a Week)
Please separate into the 6 subject items and place them at the collection point by 9 a.m. on the collection date. Collection will be made even on rainy days.
  • Newspapers and related trash should be bundled and tied with string and placed in transparent or semi-transparent bags distributed at newspaper stands and kiosks.
  • For cardboard, please remove all forms of tape and paper, flatten it, pack it in bundles of up to 10 pieces of cardboard, and tie it with string.
  • Paper boxes and packs should be rinsed with water, cut open, dried, and then bundled and tied with string or placed in transparent plastic bags.
  • Magazines should be bundled and tied with string in bundles small enough to be carried by hand.
  • Other paper articles should be bundled and tied with string and placed in transparent plastic bags.
  • Clothes should be washed, dried and placed in transparent plastic bags.
(Waste uncollectible as old paper or clothes)
  • Dirty items
  • Cardboard
    containing aluminum or wax components.
  • Paper cartons
    with aluminum inner wrapping. Other items that do not have a mark indicating that they are a paper carton
  • Magazines
    non-paper components
  • Other Paper
    Paper that has been soiled by grease or food, disposable diapers, sanitary paper such as tissues, waterproof paper (paper cups, cup-noodle containers, containers for ice cream or yogurt, etc.), paper with an odor (paper boxes for detergent or incense, wrapping paper for soap, etc.), crimped postcards, photographs, paper for photograph prints, carbon paper, non-carbon paper (parcel service copy slips, etc.), thermal paper (FAX paper, receipts, etc.), wrapping foil, printed paper (paper for iron prints, etc.), thermal foaming coated paper (paper used for Braille, etc. that puffs up when heat is applied)
  • Clothing
    Please dispose of the following as ordinary trash: Work uniforms, leather clothing, things made of vinyl, down jackets, things filled with cotton, things that are heavily soiled or damaged, things other than clothes (towels, sheets, curtains, etc.)
  • If you will dispose of used paper or clothes in a large amount at one time due to moving to a different residence or doing major housecleaning, etc., please ask a recyclable service company for collection.
Household Waste
In addition to kitchen trash and porcelain or ceramics, etc., trash of which the largest side or diameter is 30cm or less, or stick-shapes that are 1m or less, and that are not items subject to separate collection
(Collected Twice a Week)
  • Please dispose of waste by 9 a.m. on the stipulated collection date.
  • Please use see-through trash bags.
  • Please keep trash bags at a weight that can be picked up with one hand and close the opening tightly before disposing them.
  • Please thoroughly drain excess liquid from kitchen or food waste.
  • For cooking oil, please soak it up with paper or cloth, or solidify it, and then dispose of it.
  • For skewers, pieces of glass, and scissor blades, etc., please wrap them in thick paper/cardboard, and then put them in a bag, make an indication on the bag that it is “Kiken” (dangerous), and then dispose of them.
  • Make sure that matches, fireworks and lighters are completely used up and extinguished before disposal.
  • For spray cans and gas cartridges, etc., please use up all of the contents and then pierce holes in them in a well-ventilated place where there is no chance of catching fire, and then dispose of them.
  • Please clean excrement from disposable diapers and place them in a plastic bag to prevent odors from leaking out.
  • For dry-cell batteries, fluorescent lighting tubes, mercury thermometers, maternity wear, baby clothes, children’s clothes, ink cartridges, and used small-sized household appliances, please take them to the collecting location if possible.
  • For trash that will be disposed of in a large amount at one time due to moving to a different residence or doing major housecleaning, etc., please dispose of it as “Bulky Waste.”
  • In the event that trash has been mixed with recyclable trash, plastic packaging and containers, or used paper and clothes, or in the event that trash has been put out in something other than a see-through trash bag, a notification sticker will be placed on the bag and it will not be collected.
Bulky Waste (Removal fees apply)
Trash of which the largest side or diameter exceeds 30 cm, or stick-shapes that exceed 1 m, or trash that will be disposed of in a large amount at one time due to moving to a different residence or doing major housecleaning, etc.
Please call the “Bulky Waste Collection Center” in advance to request collection.
<Toll free> (TEL)0120-79-0053
<From Mobile phone> 06-6377-5750
Mon-Sat (including National Holiday, Closed from December 29th to January 3rd.) 9:00-17:00
※If you have difficulty in hearing or speaking, please apply by sending a 0120-53-4153 or postcard to the Environment Management Center.
  • After confirming service charges with the Bulky Waste Collection Center, please purchase a Bulky Waste Collection Fee Ticket for each item. Tickets can be purchased at convenience stores, supermarkets, or post offices that have signs indicating that this service is available.
  • Please stick the “Bulky Waste Collection Fee Ticket” on each bulky waste item and make sure to put out these items by 9 AM on the collection day as requested by the “Bulky Waste Collection Center.”
  • Flammable or explosive waste such as fire extinguishers, gas cylinders, waste kerosene oil, minibikes, motorcycles, harmful chemicals, paint, batteries are not collectable. With regards to the disposal of the above, please consult the retailer or companies concerned for collection.
  • Air conditioners, TVs, refrigerators/freezers, and washing machines/clothes dryers cannot be collected as bulky waste. Please ask retailers about the collection of these items. If you are not sure who the retailer is, these items can be collected by either of the following two methods: “Osaka Method for Recycling of Home Appliances” (Osaka Recycling Business Cooperative TEL:0120-44-8780) or the “Manufacturer’s Method” (RKC, TEL:0120-31-9640). Please direct your inquiries to these centers.
  • Collection and recycling of computers are handled by manufacturing companies. For more details, please contact your manufacturing company, or the PC3R Promotion Association (TEL: 03-5282-7685).

※Using transparent or semi-transparent garbage bags is requested in Osaka City to enforce sorted garbage collection and to ensure the safety of operation.(Except for certain cases of old paper)

2 Inquiries regarding Waste

Environment Management Center (Monday – Saturday, 8:30 – 17:00)
Name Tel. / Address (nearest station) Government Authorities
Hokubu (TEL)06-6351-4000
(FAX)06-6351-4049
2-8-14 Doshin, Kita-ku
(Subway: Ogimachi sta./ JR: Temma sta.)
Kita-ku, Miyakojima-ku
Tohoku 1-2-20 Kamishinjo, Higashiyodogawa-ku
(City bus: Higashiyodogawa Yubinkyoku-mae)
(TEL)06-6323-3511
(FAX)06-6370-3951
Yodogawa-ku, Higashiyodogawa-ku
Shirokita 2-11-1 Yakeno, Tsurumi-ku
(Subway: Tsurumiryokuchi)
(TEL)06-6913-3960
(FAX)06-6913-3674
Asahi-ku, Joto-ku, Tsurumi-ku
Seihoku 2-5-66 Owada, Nishiyodogawa-ku
(Hanshin: Fuku sta.)
(TEL)06-6477-1621
(FAX)06-6477-4602
Fukushima-ku, Konohana-ku, Nishiyodogawa-ku
Chubu 1-6-28 Kumata, Higashisumiyoshi-ku
(JR: TobuShijomae sta.)
(TEL)06-6714-6411
(FAX)06-6714-7787
Tennoji-ku, Higashisumiyoshi-ku
Chubu Branch Office 2-1-1 Shiokusa, Naniwa-ku
(Subway: Daikokucho sta. / JR: Ashiharabashi sta.)
(TEL)06-6567-0750
(FAX)06-6567-0721
Chuo-ku, Naniwa-ku
Seibu 1-20-29 Kobayashi-nishi, Taisho-ku
(City bus: Kobayashi)
(TEL)06-6552-0901
(FAX)06-6552-1130
Nishi-ku, Minato-ku, Taisho-ku
Tobu 1-1-4 Tatsuminaka, Ikuno-ku
(Subway: Kitatatsumi sta.)
(TEL)06-6751-5311
(FAX)06-6753-3041
Higashinari-ku, Ikuno-ku
Seinan 1-1-111 Izumi, Suminoe-ku
(Subway: Suminoekoen sta.)
(TEL)06-6685-1271
(FAX)06-6685-1282
Sumiyoshi-ku, Suminoe-ku
Nambu 5-5-26 Minamitsumori, Nishinari-ku
(Subway: Kitakagaya sta.)
(TEL)06-6661-5450
(FAX)06-6653-7849
Abeno-ku, Nishinari-ku
Tonan (TEL)06-6700-1750
(FAX)06-6706-2007
1-3-40 Uriwariminami, Hirano-ku
(City bus: Uriwari-minami)
Hirano-ku

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