Tag: Recycling bin

Can Recycle?

Can Recycle? We have been receiving a few enquiries from our readers on whether their waste items can be recycled under the National Recycling Programme (NRP) or using the public recycling bins. They asked whether these items can be recycled – Yakult bottles, milk cartons, CDs, plastic packaging, shredded paper, spectacles, aluminium foil, styrofoam boxes, shoes, soft toys, pillows, clothing,…

Where Can I Find Recycling Bins?

Where Can I Find Recycling Bins? Did you know that there are more than 8,000 recycling bins in residential estates all over Singapore? Do you know where they’re located? If you’re trying to find a recycling bin near your house, the OneMap by the Singapore Land Authority shows the locations of public recycling bins at housing estates in Singapore. Check…

Summary of Waste Issues in the Committee of Supply Debate 2009

Summary of Waste Issues in the Committee of Supply Debate 2009 The Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, gave his speech at the annual Committee of Supply Debate yesterday in Parliament. Here’s a summary of the waste issues covered: The participation rate in the National Recycling Programme (NRP) has increased from 15% in 2001 to 63% in 2008.…

Mapping the Location of Recycling Bins in Singapore

Mapping the Location of Recycling Bins in Singapore We are in the process of mapping out the location of the public recycling bins at housing estates in Singapore. The locations are obtained from the National Environment Agency (NEA) website. As there are more than 1,500 recycling bins, we are doing this in stages: Ang Mo Kio and Toa Payoh Bedok…

New Recycling Bins Along Orchard Road

New Recycling Bins Along Orchard Road 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…

Start Recycling at Home

Start Recycling at Home It’s easy to recycle at home. Learn about the existing recycling programme at your area and find out the type of items that are acceptable for recycling. HDB Housing Estates and Landed Property Estates The National Environment Agency (NEA) has implemented the National Recycling Programme (NRP) since 2001, where recycling bins are provided for residents living…

Start Recycling at Work

Start Recycling at Work If your company or organisation already has a recycling programme, that’s good and you can recycle at work. If not, it’s time to start one now. Just follow our 6 steps to minimise waste and start recycling at work. First, you would need to form a team and get commitment from your management and colleagues. Conduct a…

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…