Every S'pore household to get a free recycling bin, distribution starts in 2nd half of 2022

It's good to start recycling but it's even more important to recycle right.

17/1/2022 12:49:00 PM

Every S'pore household to get a free recycling bin, distribution starts in 2nd half of 2022

It's good to start recycling but it's even more important to recycle right.

Every household to receive recycling binThe National Environment Agency (NEA) will be teaming up with local Public Waste Collectors to distribute one recycling bin to each household.This is to encourage more households in Singapore to recycle.NEA said the distribution drive will take place in the second half of 2022, and more details will be announced at a later stage.

Separately, transparent recycling bins were trialled at Hong Kah North Single Member Constituency and East Coast Group Representative Constituency.Many households in Singapore recycle regularly but not everyone gets it rightNEA also released some findings from their 2021 survey on household recycling.

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Good idea. We should be also given or purchasable recyclable trash bags to contain the recyclables too stunned to speak Discarding recyclables to these recycle bins is not a problem. But does anyone know where these go to? I often see the cleaning guy (by town council) clearing these up. Please don’t let our efforts go to waste.

Huh? Whoever practice recycling, have been doing so. By giving each household a recycle bin, will this increase the recycle efforts? What if household throw away the bin or left it at door steps (HDB), then create fire hazards along corridors? I'm sorry if I sound like I'm ranting but this will be useless. The people who want to recycle will already have found ways to do so and the people who do not want to will continue to not recycle.

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Every household can expect a free recycling bin soon as part of an effort to raise household recycling rate in Singapore. Every household to receive recycling bin The National Environment Agency (NEA) will be teaming up with local Public Waste Collectors to distribute one recycling bin to each household. This is to encourage more households in Singapore to recycle. NEA said the distribution drive will take place in the second half of 2022, and more details will be announced at a later stage. Separately, transparent recycling bins were trialled at Hong Kah North Single Member Constituency and East Coast Group Representative Constituency. Many households in Singapore recycle regularly but not everyone gets it right NEA also released some findings from their 2021 survey on household recycling. The survey reveals that three in five households in Singapore are recycling regularly. NEA noted that most households were aware that common recyclables from home, such as shampoo or detergent bottles, beverage cartons, glass bottles and plastic egg cartons, can be deposited into the blue recycling bins. More people are also aware of how recyclables were sorted at central sorting facilities, from 57 per cent of this who were surveyed in 2018 to eight out of 10 households in 2021. Over the same time period, fewer households had the misconception that recyclables were mixed with general waste and incinerated, from 12 per cent in 2018 to six per cent in 2021. However, it seems like some in Singapore are still unsure of how to recycle right. NEA reported that 72 per cent of those surveyed were not aware that they do not have to sort their recyclables before depositing them into the blue recycling bins or recycling chutes, while around 50 per cent thought that soft toys and Styrofoam items could be recycled. Why do we not need to sort our recyclables in Singapore? Singapore has a single-stream recyclables collection system. This means households can deposit the following four types of recyclables – paper, plastic, glass and metal – into the blue recycling bins without segregation. NEA said this saves households from the effort for separating their recyclables, and also reduces the carbon footprint of collecting separated recyclables, which may require more truck trips. All HDB, condominium and private apartments are equipped with one recycling bin per residential block, while each landed house has a dedicated recycling bin. Some HDBs are also equipped with recycling chutes. Both the recycling bins and trucks that collect recyclables are coloured blue to differentiate them from the general waste bins and the refuse collection trucks. While this has made recycling more convenient for the public, only around 60 per cent of the contents deposited into the blue recycling bins, and recycling chutes, can be recycled. The other