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Obligation to Remove and Collect Airbags

Airbags used in end-of-life vehicles are explosive because they use a gas-generating agent, and for the sake of safety in the recycling process and because toxic sodium azide was used as a gas-generating agent for airbags until 1999, dismantlers are required to "remove, collect, and deliver to the automobile manufacturer, etc.". The dismantling company is obliged to "remove and collect the airbags and hand them over to the car manufacturer, etc.".
*On-vehicle deactivation treatment, which forcibly deactivates all airbags by energizing them while they are still installed in used vehicles, can only be performed after concluding a consignment contract (application for membership and registration) with JALS (automobile manufacturers, etc.) and obtaining certification from the government (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of the Environment). For details, please refer to the "On-board Treatment" tab.

Airbags Pickup and Recycling

Automobile manufacturers and others take back airbags delivered from dismantlers and are responsible for proper recycling and disposal.


Automobile manufacturers have established take-back standards to ensure safety in the collection, storage, and transportation processes, as well as to achieve convenience and social efficiency for CFC collectors/dismantlers.
*Please note that, in principle, if a shipment does not conform to the "properties," "packing style," and "pickup method" specified in the pickup standards, the shipment will be refused and the airbags collection fee will not be paid.

(data) item Main contents of the standard
characteristics (1) Airbags for the driver, front passenger, etc. shall be in the inflator (gas generator) state, and the seatbelt pretensioner shall be removed from the vehicle with the belt fully wound.
(2) The power supply wire shall be shorted for electric types, and the safety device shall be activated for mechanical types.
packing (1) Airbags for one vehicle must be packed in the designated container or bag and delivered in a dedicated collection case.
(2) The above container or bag must be marked with a packing tag indicating the VIN number of the airbags stored in it.
Receiving Method (1) Deliver airbags to the designated pickup location by the previously declared transportation method.

List of designated pick-up locations

Revised on October 1, 2023

name of company Location PHONE/FAX
Logisteed North Japan K.K. 12-2-20 Hassamu Jujo, Nishi-ku Sapporo, Hokkaido TEL: 011-666-9907 / FAX: 011-666-9908
Keiaisha Miyagi Recycling Plant 1-36, Nakasoneyama, Kawauchi, Ogomachi, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi, Japan TEL: 022-359-2281 / FAX: 022-359-2030
Logisteed East Japan Corporation Tohoku Transportation & Machinery Sales Office 3-2-28 Ogimachi, Miyagino-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi TEL: 022-232-5486 / FAX: 022-782-0388
Akita Plant, Keiaisha Co. 8-3, Dannoue, Iwasaki, Yuzawa, Akita TEL: 0183-73-3774 / FAX: 0183-72-5788
Tochigi Office, Logisteed East Japan Co. 554-1, Shizukawa, Iwafune-cho, Tochigi-city, Tochigi-pref. TEL: 0282-55-7726 / FAX: 0282-55-3992
Utsunomiya Central Branch, Nippon Express Co. 17-7 Hiraide Kogyo Danchi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi TEL: 028-613-6205 / FAX: 028-662-4500
Keiaisha Corporation Tochigi Recycling Plant 2309-2, Nishitani, Ishida, Kamimikawa-cho, Kawachi-gun, Tochigi TEL: 0285-56-3773 / FAX: 0285-55-1074
Kawagoe Office, Saitama Branch, Nippon Express Co. 6-37-4 Minami-Otsuka, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama TEL: 049-249-1120 / FAX: 049-244-0114
Mobara Transportation Section, Narita Sales Office, Logisteed East Japan Co. 255 Aza Yanagitsubo, Shimonagayoshi, Mobara City, Chiba Prefecture TEL: 0475-24-5171 / FAX: 0475-24-8797
Chiba Recycling Plant, Keiaisha Co. 1734-6 Kamitakano, Yachiyo-shi, Chiba TEL: 047-480-8600 / FAX: 047-480-8601
Keihin Transportation Office, Logisteed East Japan Co. 5-3-2 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo TEL: 03-3763-6177 / FAX: 03-3768-9471
Fujisawa Office, Nippon Packing and Transport Warehouse Co. 2-19-10 Engo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa TEL: 0466-42-5270 / FAX: 0466-46-1301
Kanazawa Recycling Plant, Keiaisha Co. 1-14-6 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture TEL: 045-701-7212 / FAX: 045-786-5857
Niigata Office, Logisteed East Japan Co. 2434-29 Shimami-cho, Kita-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture TEL: 025-255-3665 / FAX: 025-255-3661
Toyama Office, Logisteed Chubu Co. 111-1, Kami Umezawa, Namekawa City, Toyama Prefecture TEL: 076-472-5611 / FAX: 076-472-5885
Matsumoto Office, Logisteed Chubu Co. 7209-1 Sasaga, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture TEL: 076-472-5608 / FAX: 076-472-5311
Toyohashi Branch Office, Logisteed Chubu Co. 33-20 Akemi-machi, Toyohashi-shi, Aichi, Japan TEL: 0532-25-7756 / FAX: 0532-25-8228
Nagoya North Branch Kasugai Logistics Office, Nippon Express Co. 4662-1, Aza Kamitokobo, Takarai-cho, Kasugai-shi, Aichi, Japan TEL: 0568-81-2151 / FAX: 0568-82-5690
Komaki Branch, Seino Transportation Co. 1-92 Shinkogi, Komaki-shi, Aichi, Japan TEL: 0568-77-7361 / FAX: 0568-73-4663
Hirakata Logistics Center, Rakunan Office, Logistics Sales Department, Kyoto Branch, Nippon Express Co. 2824-2824 Nagao-toge-cho, Hirakata City, Osaka, Japan TEL: 072-808-8153 / FAX: 072-808-8238
Osaka International Transport Branch Sakai Office, Nippon Express Co. 7-6 Jizohama-cho, Kishiwada-shi, Osaka TEL: 072-439-5447 / FAX: 072-437-9518
Himeji Recycling Plant, Keiaisha Co. 394-4 Tai, Yamazaki-cho, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture TEL: 0790-73-9191 / FAX: 0790-73-9192
Kanehira Shokai Head Office 1188-1, Ita, Mitsu, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture TEL: 086-724-2100 / FAX: 086-724-1996
Okayama Prefecture Freight Forwarding Company, Okayama Main Branch Inside Okayama Prefectural Truck Terminal, 285-3 Kuratomi, Naka-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture TEL: 086-277-4113 / FAX: 086-277-4119
Fukuyama Main Branch, Okayama Freight Forwarding Co. 1-14-40 Myojin-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture TEL: 086-252-2112 / FAX: 086-253-4145
Hiroshima Main Branch Office, Okayama Freight Forwarding Co. 4-10-202 Kannon-Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture TEL: 086-252-2112 / FAX: 086-253-4145
Shikoku Branch Okishima Sales Section, Nippon Express Co. 1-20-2 Higashiokisu, Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture TEL: 088-664-0222 / FAX: 088-664-4984
Okayama Freight Forwarding Company, Shikoku Main Branch 30-75, Okinohama, Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture TEL: 086-252-2112 / FAX: 086-253-4145
Takamatsu West Logistics Division, Shikoku Branch, Nippon Express Co. 488 Kasai-higashi-machi, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture TEL: 087-832-9020 / FAX: 087-832-9030
Kyushu Recycling Plant, Keiaisha Co. 9-18, Nihama-cho, Kanda-machi, Kyoto-gun, Fukuoka, Japan TEL: 093-434-3166 / FAX: 093-436-5079
Kitakyushu Branch, Kurume Transportation Co. 83-2 Nishiminato-cho, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka TEL: 093-581-5281 / FAX: 093-581-5289
Kurume Transport Kurume Branch 353 Higashi Kushibaracho, Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture TEL: 0942-39-2151 / FAX: 0942-37-9797
Ariake Trading Co. 1895-43 Shinkaicho, Uto City, Kumamoto Prefecture TEL: 0964-23-6400 / FAX: 0964-23-6655
Miyazaki Branch, Kurume Transportation Co. 2864 Bonoshita, Abakibara-cho, Miyazaki-shi, Miyazaki TEL: 0985-24-2151 / FAX: 0985-26-1016
Kagoshima Branch, Kurume Transportation Co. 3200-5 Nishibeppu-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture TEL: 099-281-7101 / FAX: 099-281-1115
Takuryu Recycling Research Center Co. 3513-1 Aza-Tobukawa, Okinawa City, Okinawa TEL: 098-939-9811 / FAX: 098-939-9808

Recycling fees by vehicle type, fees paid to vendors, and status of recycling, etc. based on the Automobile Recycling Law

transportation charge

As a transportation fee to the designated pickup location (round-trip fee including taking back empty cases after bringing them in),
(round-trip fee including return of empty cases after bringing them in) to the designated pickup location.
(Revised on April 1, 2007)

For first time users

General The operations of the take-back process

This section explains the contents and points to be checked when taking back a used car.

05:48 min. 00:00~ Confirm VIN number
01:30~ Determination of CFC equipment and type
03:17~ Determination of airbags and other equipment
05:13~ Implementation of take-back report

Airbags Airbags Basic Knowledge

Basic information on airbags, etc. is explained.

06 minutes and 32 seconds 00:00~Explanation of airbags
00:37~Basic information on airbags
01:28~ Location of airbags
03:11~Handling of airbags

Related materials (e.g., simplified version of information on proper treatment)

Steps to start airbags pickup

Before handing over airbags to a transportation network company, we ask you to cooperate in a preliminary confirmation with JALC. Please confirm the following procedures and materials before handing over the airbags to the transportation network.

(1) Method of pickup and delivery

Please confirm the following "To all those who will be collecting airbags for removal" and respond accordingly.

(2) Arrangement of logistics tools

In order to deliver airbags, they must be stored in a special tool. Please fill out the "Initial Kit Application Form" below and send it to us by e-mail or fax.
Please note that for logistics tools after the first time, the system is based on requesting empty tools when you request a pickup from a transportation network company.

(3) Initial Confirmation

When you receive the distribution tools, please confirm the following "Initial Confirmation of Airbags Collection" and take action. We will confirm in advance that the airbags have been properly handled and packaged.
During the confirmation, we will also use the detailed information of the vehicle, so please confirm the following "How to Use the Detailed Information of the Vehicle" as well.

(4) Confirmation of collection and transportation permit number


For more information

(5) Airbag pickup requests, etc.

Airbags Airbags pickup requests, etc.

Explains how to request airbag pickup and how to cancel

About the Airbag Pickup Receipt Receipt

Please refer to the link below.

Control Number Entry Screen


Basic Information

Airbags Airbags pickup requests, etc.

Explains how to request airbag pickup and how to cancel

Airbags Airbags Basic Knowledge

Basic information on airbags, etc. is explained.

06 minutes and 32 seconds 00:00~Explanation of airbags
00:37~Basic information on airbags
01:28~ Location of airbags
03:11~Handling of airbags

Related Documents

Information related to pickups and delays

(1) Method of pickup and delivery

(2) Confirmation of collection and transportation permit number


For more information

Airbags collection requests, etc.

Airbags Airbags pickup requests, etc.

Explains how to request airbag pickup and how to cancel

(4) Advance Delay Request

What to do in case of delay in delivery of airbags

Dismantlers are required to deliver dismantled vehicles and airbags within 120 days of receipt of end-of-life vehicles, or they will receive a confirmation notice.

However, for those companies that have concluded an outsourcing contract for the on-board operation treatment of airbags, or who handle a small number of end-of-life vehicles to begin with, the collection cases are not full within 120 days, and a confirmation notice/delay report is issued, forcing them to deliver the vehicles after one or two units. In the first place, some operators who handle a small number of vehicles have been forced to deliver only one or two vehicles.

In light of this situation, if there is a justifiable reason, such as a small number of end-of-life vehicles entering the warehouse, it is now possible to apply for an extension of the period required for delivery of airbags by submitting a prior report to the local government before a delay report is issued.

Please refer to the following manual "Notice of Confirmation Notice for Removal and Collection of Airbags" for the procedures to extend the date of delivery of airbags.

Required Documents

The following three items are required for the delayed advance report for delivery of airbags

1 Advance Report of Delay in Relation to Delivery of Airbags
2 Inspection of VIN information (inspection of VINs for which delivery report has not been implemented)(1)
3 Inspection of VIN information (Inspection of VINs for which delivery report has not been conducted)(2)

After completing the documents to be submitted, please submit them by fax to both the competent local government and the Japan Automobile Recycling Cooperation Organization (JACO).
*Please note that advance reporting is an alternative measure to the conventional confirmation contact by the local government, and the "confirmation notice" on the movement report screen does not disappear (the display will disappear after the delivery is implemented).

How to Prepare Required Documents

1 Advance Report of Delay in Delivery of Airbags

Please download and print the following "Advance Report on Delay in Delivery of Airbags" or use the following "Advance Report on Delay in Delivery of Airbags (Excel)",
Or use the following "Advance Report of Delay in Delivery of Airbags (Excel)".

2 Viewing of VIN information (viewing of VINs for which delivery reports have not been submitted) (1)
Please print out the screen of the Recycling System (Dismantling Process) Menu 3.1.

3 Viewing VIN Information (Viewing VINs for which delivery reports have not been submitted) (2)
Download the previous month's actual delivery report from the Recycling System (Dismantling Process) Menu 3.3.
Open and print the downloaded file.

new application

Airbags Airbags on-board activation treatment

This section describes the on-board activation process for airbags.

05 min. 12 sec. 00:00~Contract Terms and Conditions for Onboard Activation Processing
01:40~Preparation and practice of on-board actuation processing
02:30~Batch activation processing
03:19~Response to inappropriate vendors

If you wish to sign up for on-board operation treatment, please be sure to check the following and understand the contents before applying.

Terms of Business and Compliance

In order to process airbags onboard a vehicle, a consignment contract (application and registration) must be concluded with JALS (automobile manufacturer, etc.) and certification by the government (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of the Environment) must be obtained before the service can be performed.

When actually performing on-vehicle operation treatment, please follow the rules of business and the compliance requirements. The person in charge of on-vehicle operation treatment at each business site must thoroughly manage the operation in accordance with the Compliance Rules.

Control ledger for on-board operation processing

After performing the onboard activation process, it is necessary to promptly record the information related to the implementation of the process in the "Airbag Onboard Activation Process Ledger". Please download and use the form below.

Procedures for Change, Cancellation, etc.

Subject of Change Notification

Businesses that have changed their name or business location
Business operators that have changed their address or the location of their vehicle-operated treatment facilities
Business operators that have changed the contents of other notifications

Flow of changing the contents of the vehicle actuation treatment contract


Refer to "How to Notify of Changes and Required Documents" for the details of the changes and confirm the required documents.

*Necessary documents differ depending on the details of the change. In addition, you may be required to go through the change procedures with the local government and the automobile recycling system.


Please put together the documents prepared in section 2 and send them by mail or e-mail.
(Please note that shipping costs are the responsibility of the business.)

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, 16F, 1-1-30 Shiba-Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0012, Japan
Japan Automobile Recycling Cooperation Organization, Inc.
E-mail : sadou@jarp.org


After the change is approved, we will fax back the change notification form with an acceptance seal stamped on it for your confirmation. (about 2 weeks)
Depending on the details of the change, a separate notification of system registration completion will be sent.



Persons Subject to Notification of Cancellation

Businesses that wish to close down their dismantling business or cancel their on-vehicle disposal contracts

Change Notification Documents

Excellent and Canceled Contractors

Publication of Firms with Outstanding Performance

We would like to publicize the business establishments that did not apply any measures and had excellent performance* in the previous year's vehicle operation processing audits, and introduce examples of excellent efforts for proper processing.

We would like to ask all contracted operators to continue to implement and manage their on-vehicle operation processing operations properly.
Excellent performance" refers to cases in which all of the following are satisfied in the on-board treatment audit.
(1) No points were found in the audit items of "compliance with the contract," "proper on-board operation processing work," and "proper recording and reporting.
(2) As a result of confirming the number of vehicles equipped with four or more airbags, including seatbelt pretensioners, that have been treated with airbags, all airbags have been properly treated.

Publication materials for offices with outstanding performance

Publication of the response to the measures

Under Article 28 of the Law Concerning Recycling, etc. of End-of-Life Vehicles (Automobile Recycling Law), automobile manufacturers, etc. conclude consignment contracts with dismantlers and have dismantlers certified by the competent minister to perform on-board operation processing of airbags.

If a dismantler delivers airbags to a shredder without treating them, it is a violation of Article 16, Paragraph 3 (obligation to recycle) of the Automobile Recycling Law and Article 7, Paragraph 1 (cancellation of registration for on-board treatment of airbags) of the "Regulations for On-board Treatment of Airbags," etc.

From October 2013 onward, automobile manufacturers and the Organization will publicize the names of businesses (establishments) whose registration has been cancelled in accordance with Article 7, Paragraph 4 of the "Regulations for Onboard Treatment of Airbags".

Therefore, we would like to ask all dismantlers to continue to implement proper disposal practices.

Publication materials on the implementation status of measures * Materials will be updated (once/month) when additions or deletions occur.

Registration Cancellation Status
Status of implementation of measures

Related Tools

About the Batch Activation Processing Tool

What is the Batch Activation Processing Tool?

This is a dedicated tool that can basically process all airbags equipped in a vehicle in a single operation.
There are two types of dedicated tools, and , which are compatible with different vehicles.
Please note that the two tools are not interchangeable.

system model year (of an automobile, etc.) Subject car body
JAMA 1998 New Model~. domestic auto
ISO 2014 New Vehicles - New Vehicles Domestic + Imports (excluding some)

<If you would like to purchase the JAMA Method of Batch Activation Processing Tool, please contact us at the address below.
The batch activation processing tool required to conclude a contract for onboard activation processing is available here.

Toyotsu Recycle Corporation Tel: +81-467-70-7461 FAX: +81-467-70-3625

97,400 yen (excluding tax)
Please contact Toyotsu Recycle Corporation for the consumption tax at the time of order.


<If you wish to purchase the "ISO Method" batch operation processing tool, please fill out the application form below and submit it to the place of purchase.
Japan Automobile Recycling Cooperation Organization Tel: 03-5405-6150 Fax: 03-5405-6117

140,000 yen (excluding tax)