Comments on: Recycling rackets poised to make a killing at New Year’s http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/recycling-rackets-poised-to-make-a-killing-at-new-years/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 By: Miko http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/recycling-rackets-poised-to-make-a-killing-at-new-years/comment-page-1/#comment-36392 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:00:59 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2041#comment-36392 Oh dear, I’d often wondered about those little trucks that circle the neighbourhood and even considered approaching them to get rid of my old stuff. But after reading this post, I’ve decided to give it a miss. I think that garbage disposal is going to be a boom trade in the years to come, along with any business that involves doing the kind of work that nobody else wants to do (elder care, etc).

Incidentally, my Sanyo fully automatic “fuzzy logic” washing machine is now 18 years old and still going strong, despite the daily use, the heavy loads, and the fact that it officially resides on my verandah! I’ve never had any problems with it. Although in the rainy season I wistfully consider buying one of those washer-dryers, I could never consider giving up my beloved Sanyo. It’s been with me longer than almost anybody in my life!

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By: shirokuma http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/recycling-rackets-poised-to-make-a-killing-at-new-years/comment-page-1/#comment-35669 Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:15:23 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=2041#comment-35669 I work at home, and these trucks drive me nuts sometimes, with as many as four or five companies making the rounds, several times each on the weekends, starting promptly at 8 a.m. One way of curbing the sound pollution is to get the cops to cite them for violating a Tokyo ordinance which restricts such trucks to roads of more than X meters in width. Many of the side roads in my Okachimachi/Torigoe neighborhood should be off-limits to them. But with one of the highest concentrations of residents over 80 in the city, the “haihin kaishusha” remain a neighborhood scourge in this area.

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