Waste which can be fed to animals is considered food waste. Hard matters such as bones, hard shells etc., are not classified as food waste.
Food waste category
Items not included in food waste
Hard shells such as shells of walnuts, chestnuts, peanuts, acorns, coconuts, pineapples, coconut palms
Seeds of drupes such as peaches, apricots, persimmons
Bones and feathers
Shells of clam, turban shell, abalone, ark shell, sea squirt, oyster, crawfish, lobster, etc.
Internal organs of globe fish
Tea bags, grounds of herbal medicine
● Remove moist and non-acceptable items (vinyl, bones, shells)and put it in thewaste bag
- Do not include highly toxic matters, such as eggs of globe fish, onion peels, pepper paste
● Penalty will follow unlawful disposal (e.g. Putting food waste in general waste bags or mixedwith general waste) Penaltywill increase with repeated offenses
- Dispose food waste with a general standard plastic garbage bag or a fine will be levied as follows (penalty rates apply differently for each local district):
- 1st offense: 50,000 won
- 2nd offense: 100,000 won
- 3rd offense: 150,000 won