04 Mar '11, 8am

S'pore steps up recycling effort

S'pore steps up recycling effort

SINGAPORE: Singapore will enhance its National Recycling Programme (NRP) by providing one recycling bin for every HDB block with daily collection. This is an increase from the previous rate of one bin for every five block of HDB flats. Veolia Environmental Services, the first Public Waste Collector to be awarded the contract under the enhanced recycling programme, will provide 660-litre bins for all 1,200 HDB blocks in the Pasir Ris-Tampines area. The bins will be emptied every day. It will also provide another 3,000 bins, with a smaller capacity of 120 litres, for every household in landed properties in the Pasir Ris-Tampines Area. Recyclables in these bins will be collected weekly instead of the current fortnightly. Refuse collection in Singapore has been divided into nine sectors. Contracts with various public waste collectors will be renewed accordingly.

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