New Recycling Bins Along Orchard Road

February 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Insights

The recycling bins along Orchard Road have been replaced with new silver-colored metallic bins. If you are a frequent shopper at Orchard Road, you would have noticed the previous recycling bins for paper, metal cans, plastic and glass bottles, shown in the picture below:


The old recycling bins have been placed at various locations along Orchard Road for about seven years, and are prone to pilferage and vandalism. With the new recycling bins, the locked bins and small opening makes it difficult for people to pilfer the recyclables.

Some pictures of the new recycling bin are shown below. Keep a lookout for the bins next time you are at Orchard Road and remember to use them if you have paper, cans and bottles to recycle.




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13 Responses to “New Recycling Bins Along Orchard Road”
  1. cherie says:

    I think somehow the design doesnt tell me immediately which bin is for which item. It usually takes me awhile and maybe with more suitable colours or illustration, it might make the process easiler n faster for ‘recyclers’ to ‘throw and go’. Or is it just me? 🙂

  2. chew says:

    Cherie, I agree with you. Readability has to come first.

  3. jessie says:

    Could you please let me know that where can I source this product? I like the design very much!

  4. aydan says:

    where can you buy these bins and how much are they?

    • Eugene says:

      Hi aydan and Joel

      The recycling bins belong to the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the design is special to Orchard Road. You may wish to contact NEA for further details (


  5. Joel McCabe says:

    Are these available in Australia as well?

  6. Lim Hay Pin says:

    I have a question. Does anyone know what to do with batteries(e.g. AA or AAA household batteries)? Can they be recycled or do I throw them into the normal trash bins?

  7. Daniel Koh says:

    Just asking on behalf of my church at bedok. Do you provide free recycle bins and clearing away when bins are full?

  8. Amy says:

    Is this Orchard Road in Singapore? The 2.2 km long street?

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