Start Recycling at School

Start Recycling at School

Recycling programmes are common in our schools (preschools, primary, secondary and tertiary levels), and they are usually initiated by the National Environment Agency (NEA) or by the school administration.

Recycling bins and recyclables collection are usually provided by the public waste collectors who are in charge of collecting waste from the schools, or by recycling contractors. You can recycle at school using the recycling bins available.

If there is no recycling programme in your school, send a request to your school administration and ask them to increase awareness on recycling and install recycling bins. For more information on school recycling and support from NEA, call 1800-CALL NEA (1800-2255 632) or email

Recycling at Preschools

Under the 3R Programme for Preschools, children in kindergartens and childcare centers can deposit their recyclables in recycling bins. NEA also provides awareness kits for teachers to introduce fun educational activities for the children to learn more about the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle).

Preschool 3R Awareness Kit – Pictocards

Recycling at Primary and Secondary Schools

For primary and secondary schools, there is usually a Recycling Corner in each school where students can use the recycling bins and learn more about recycling through the educational materials placed there.

Recycling at Junior Colleges, ITEs, Polytechnics and Universities

For tertiary schools, there are usually several sets of recycling bins placed at strategic locations throughout the school or campus.

Recycling bins at NUS

Image credit: Preschool 3R Awareness Kit – Pictocards, National Environment Agency


  • byYi Lin
    Posted September 30, 2011 8:42 am 0Likes

    Hi, I am trying to help my school become more environmental-friendly, do you know any groups, companies or organisations that can help us with not just waste products but waste utilities like Electricity and Water? Our school is a special School primarily operated by a voluntary welfare organisation. Thanks!

  • byShermaine
    Posted February 19, 2014 3:37 pm 0Likes

    Hi, how many recycling bins are there in Nanyang technological university?

  • byalagan
    Posted April 7, 2015 3:52 pm 0Likes

    we need your support to carry out our plan to educate our friends about the importance of reducing plastic bag usage. It can cause us to get ill because it clogs up the waterways and and result in stagnant water where Aedes mosquito can lay eggs. This will lead to and increase in the number of cases of dengue fever. What I am trying to say is join us and reduce the wastage of plastic bags by bringing a reusable plastic bag when buying groceries and other stuff.

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