Waste collection fees expected to rise [News]

May 30, 2012 by  
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By Joanne Chan, Channel NewsAsia, 29 May 2012.

Households in Singapore can expect to gradually pay more to have their trash collected.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said the move is aimed at uplifting the waste collection industry, which is struggling with rising operating costs while it grapples with improving service standards.

Industry players said these challenges have been made harder by government contracts that have locked in fees for the past seven to eight years, with no provision for adjustments.

With several contracts up for renewal over the next few years, the NEA, which manages the public waste collection scheme, is looking to reshape the industry.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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