Industrial waste is designated by law and includes sludge, construction waste, or waste plastic generated from industrial activities.
2.3 million tons of industrial waste is generated per year in Tokyo.
Enterprises generating industrial waste are responsible for the proper disposal of their own waste. In general, industrial waste is disposed of by licensed private companies.
To promote proper treatment and recycling of industrial waste, TMG is reinforcing measures against illegal dumping, promoting the proper treatment of infectious and other hazardous waste, and supporting the sound development of the waste treatment and recycling industries.