3R Programmes and Resources

Waste Management Infrastructure

Solid waste disposal infrastructure

In the 1960s and 1970s, waste was sent to landfills. Then, in the late 1970s, NEA adopted waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration to reduce waste volume by 90 per cent and reduce landfill space. The first WTE plant was commissioned in 1979. Today, there are four WTE plants located at Tuas and Senoko; and an offshore landfill, Semakau Landfill, which receives non-incinerable waste and incineration ash via the Tuas Marine Transfer Station. Waste collectors sending waste to the four WTE plants and Tuas Marine Transfer Station must have a waybill to indicate the type and source of waste.

Further details on the location, fees charged and waybill used at these facilities can be found here.