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City of Yokohama, Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau

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Prevention of illegal dumping
If we see illegal dumping 

  Illegal dumping is serious crime!
  "Illegal dumping is carried out in front now."  "We are going to do illegal dumping from now on."  "We did illegal dumping and escaped."
 At such time, please make emergency call to the police immediately in the police. In addition, please inform Resources Reuse Promotion of district police station or Kanagawa Police "environmental crimes hot line" or ward office of information such as knowing place with illegal dumping thing.
 As we become easy to identify person who abandoned when we will refrain from abandoning place, time, numbers of car, I would like cooperation.

  E I strike illegal dumping is crime!  Illegal dumping spot illustration         Police car

 [part of law extract about handling of refuse and cleaning]
  How many Article 16 must not throw away refuse abusively, too.
  Person corresponding to one of each issue of Article 25 next sentences to fines less than penal servitude less than five years or 10 million yen or puts these together and inflicts on.
    Person who threw away refuse in violation of rule of 14 Article 16
  When we did prescribed violation that proxy/agent of representative of Article 32 corporation or corporation or person, servant or other employees raise to each issue of next about duties of the corporation or person, we punish doer and inflict fine punishment of each Honjo on each issue concerned for the person by fine punishment to establish for the corporation.
    Fine punishment that is less than twelfth, 14th or 15th or Clause 2 300 million yen from one Article 25 Clause 1 first to the fourth issue

When it has been abandoned illegally in private land

 When owner of land, building or manager tries to keep the place clean, and refuse was thrown away, it must process the refuse by own responsibility.
 Do not let do illegal dumping; establish wall to save so that person cannot enter abusively, and please keep attention that is usually enough for management of land in mind.

Illegal dumping to the sea
 I would like report in Coast Guard or Yokohama Regional Coast Guard Headquarters (TEL: 045-201-4522) if we see marine pollution including illegal dumping of refuse to the sea.
Preventive measures against illegal dumping
 We carry out preventive measures depending on the local fact in cooperation with related organizations or inhabitants and perform appropriate disposal of illegal dumping things.

 [prevention of illegal dumping enlightenment signboard]
 Prevention of illegal dumping enlightenment signboard

List of ward office Resources Reuse Promotion
Inquiry time: From Monday to Friday /8:45 - 12:00, from 13:00 to 17:15


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Tsurumi Ward
Kanazawa Ward
Kanagawa Ward
Kohoku Ward
Nishi Ward
Midori Ward
Naka Ward
Aoba Ward
Minami Ward
Tsuzuki Ward  
Konan Ward
Totsuka Ward
Hodogaya Ward
Sakae Ward
Asahi Ward
Izumi Ward
Isogo Ward
Seya Ward