3R Programmes and Resources

Waste Minimisation and Recycling

Singapore's integrated solid waste management system focuses on two key thrusts – waste minimisation and recycling, or simply the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). In land-scarce Singapore, waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration plants offer the best technical solution by reducing waste volume efficiently to conserve landfill space. The 3Rs play a crucial role by preventing waste generation at its source and bringing along numerous benefits.

We will work towards becoming a Zero Waste Nation by reducing our consumption, as well as reusing and recycling all materials to give them a second lease of life.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Care for Our Environment

The 3Rs

Use only what you need


Convert waste into useful products

Re-use things for the same or new purpose

Why practise the 3Rs

  • Protect the environment
  • Conserve limited resources
  • Reduce space needed for waste disposal facilities and
  • Extend the lifespan of Semakau Landfill

Click on your premises to find out how you can practise the 3Rs

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on recycling

Please refer to this list for FAQs on recycling.

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