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Disposal of household waste

  • On fixed dates, the service in charge collects the garbage bags left outside by the residents. Standard plastic garbage bags can differ by regions, and must be the garbage bags designated by each dong community center. Failure to use standard garbage bags may be subject to a fine of up to one million KRW. Standard garbage bags with certification marks can be purchased at supermarkets.
  • Inquiries: Seocho-gu Office Cleaning Administration Division 02-2155-6721~26

Collection of recyclable waste

  • Seocho-gu manages the recycling system for recyclable waste such as paper, cans, bottles, etc.
  • Recyclable items: Paper, bottles, scrap metals, plastic
  • When you take out the articles by the types on the fixed dates, pickup vehicles will come and collect them.

Recycling Center

  • If you wish to dispose of unused electronic appliances or furniture, contact the recycling center at Seocho-gu. The employees will visit your house to collect them for free. Collected items are repaired and sold as used items. Used items may be purchased at the exhibition hall of the recycling center.
Operating hours
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (March ~ October), 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (November ~ February)

    ※ Closed on Sundays and holidays

Collection Method
  • Reusable items among household appliances, furniture, and other household items will be collected for free after a phone request.

    ※ For waste that cannot be recycled, contact the cleaning division. (Fees apply)

Applicable items
  • Refrigerators, laundry machines, televisions, VCRs, electronic products such as heating and cooling devices
  • Household furniture, office furniture
  • Other household items that are reusable
Location and contact
Location and contact
Name of Center Location Address Contact
Recycling Center 1 Next to Yangjae 2-dong 73-19, Yangjae-daero 12-gil, Seocho-gu 02-571-7272
Recycling Center 2 Education and Culture Center Next to Seocho 2-dong Lotte Chilsung 22, Seoun-ro 19-gil, Seocho-gu 02-581-8272


  • Those items that are too big to recycle will have to be reported and paid for further process.

Refrigerator, TV, Washer, Air Conditioner, Gas Burner, Drier, ir Conditioner, Closet, Closet with drawers, Rice container, Electronic Fan, Stroller

Maintenance of septic tanks

  • According to the law, septic tanks must be cleaned once a year.
  • Upon request of cleaning of septic tanks, the following businesses will go through the cleaning for two days.
  • Inquiries: Cleaning Administration Division 2-2155-6721~26