Waste Management

 

Donation, Resale and Repair Channels

Do you have clothes or household items in good condition but which you no longer have a use for? Or wonder if a spoilt household item can be repaired so you can use it again? Many people in Singapore are unfamiliar with what they can do with their old clothing, shoes, bags and other household items. Some discard them or even place them in blue recycling bins, which are meant for recyclables. There are actually many avenues for donating, reselling or repairing these items.

Benefits of giving these items a second lease of life include:

  • Less waste produced
  • Less raw materials, energy and water used, less carbon emissions and pollution emitted to produce these products
  • Helping someone else (if you donate or sell at a discount)
  • Savings from not having to buy a new item


S/NItemsIn good conditionIn need of repairSpoilt/damaged beyond repair or unable to be salvaged
1Baby and children's items
(e.g. prams, toys, high-chairs, car seats, walkers, bedding, carriers)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowRepair the item through the list of options listed belowPlease dispose of them as general waste.
2Bags and accessories
(e.g. handbags, backpacks, sunglasses, watches, belts, reusable bags)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowRepair the item through the list of options listed belowPlease dispose of them as general waste.
3Books, Stationery
(e.g. pens, markers, pencils, colouring books, story books, text books)_
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowNot applicable for stationery. For books, please recycle them in the blue recycling bins instead.For stationery, please dispose of them as general waste. For books, please recycle them in the blue recycling bins instead.
4Clothing
(e.g. shirts, shorts, skirts, pants, blouses)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowFor repair/alterations, please see the list of options listed belowPlease dispose of them as general waste.
5Food
(e.g. canned food/drinks, rice, biscuits, instant noodles)
Donate the item at appropriate channels listed belowNot applicablePlease dispose of them as general waste.
6Furniture
(e.g. sofas, beds, tables, chairs)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowRepair the item through the list of options listed belowPlease dispose of them as general waste.
7Household goods (linen and tableware)
(e.g. bedsheets, towels, crockery and cutlery)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowNot applicablePlease dispose of them as general waste.
8ICT equipment
(e.g. printers, computers, laptops, tablets, desktop monitors, servers, routers, modems, wireless access points, set-top boxes, switches, network hubs, mobile telephones)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowRepair the item through the list of options listed belowPlease refer to ‘E-Waste Collection Bins’ under the ‘Spoilt/damaged beyond repair or unable to be salvaged’ section for more information on recycling these items through the e-waste collection bins.
9Lamps
(e.g. light bulbs, long fluorescent tubes, table lamps, study lamps)
Donate the item at appropriate channels listed belowCannot be repaired.
For light bulbs and long fluorescent tubes, please refer to the ‘Spoilt/damaged beyond repair or unable to be salvaged’ section for more information on recycling these items.
10Large home appliances
(e.g. refrigerators, air-conditioners, washing machines, clothes dryers, televisions)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowSearch online for paid repair services. If you do not wish to repair them for your own use, please refer to the Relevant Links section for more information on the e-waste collection drives.
Please refer to the ‘Spoilt/damaged beyond repair or unable to be salvaged’ section on how to recycle/dispose of large home appliances.
11Other household electrical appliances
(e.g. ovens, toasters, rice cookers, irons, radios)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowRepair the item through the list of options listed belowPlease refer to ‘Spoilt/damaged beyond repair or unable to be salvaged’ under the Relevant Links section for more information on recycling these items.
12Mobility devices
(e.g. bicycles, personal mobility devices, power assisted bicycles, electric mobility scooters)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowSearch online for paid repair services, e.g. at shops which sell and repair bicycles or personal mobility devicesPlease refer to ‘Spoilt/damaged beyond repair or unable to be salvaged’ under the Relevant Links section for more information on recycling these items.
13Shoes
(e.g. slippers, sandals, sports shoes)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowRepair the item through the list of options listed belowPlease dispose of them as general waste.
14Toys
(e.g. dolls, board games, soft toys, toy cars)
Donate or resell the item at appropriate channels listed belowRepair the item through the list of options listed belowPlease dispose of them as general waste.


List of Reuse Channels

Please note that the channels listed below are non-exhaustive and may be subject to change. 

i. In Good Condition
For items in good condition, you may donate, resell or swap your items through the following list of physical and online channels.

S/NName of Organisation (Hyperlink)AddressPostcodeOperating HoursContactCategories of Items AcceptedChannel of ReuseRemarks
1ActiveSG
Island-wide in ActiveSG sport centres, public parks, community and recreation clubs, Decathlon, schools
Refer to website1800 344 1177ShoesDonate
Accepts used sports shoes
2Blessings in a Bag315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building #08-06A169074Not provided6699 6980ClothingDonate
Email helloblessings@gmail.com with photos and descriptions of items first
3Cash Converters - E-Commerce Collection Centre136 Joo Seng Road, #01-013683606744 8682Baby and children's Items , Bags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysResell
No buy counter or walk in available
4Dignity Mama - National University Hospital1 Lower Kent Ridge Road, One@KentRidge #01-39119082Mon - Fri, 10.30am - 8pm8189 7678Books, StationeryDonate
5Dignity Mama - Ng Teng Fong1 Jurong East Street 21, Tower A NTFGH Clinics #02-10609606Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm8189 7678Books, StationeryDonate
6Dignity Mama - Sengkang Hospital110 Sengkang East Way, Level 1 SKH Campus544886Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm8189 7678Books, StationeryDonate
7Dress for Success6 Ubi Road 1, Wintech Centre #04-11408726Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm, closed on weekends and public holidays. By appointment only67476510Bags and accessories , ClothingDonate
Accepts smart-looking, professional clothing apparel and handbags/briefcases/accessories. Closed for clothing donation with the exception of plus-sized clothing until further notice
8Essential Extra6A Shenton Way, #01-39/4068815Mon - Fri, 10am - 7 pm; Sat, 10am - 5pm8749 8470Books, StationeryDonate
9Food Bank
Island-wide in shopping malls, supermarkets, SHELL petrol stations and buildings
Refer to website9855 4805FoodDonate
Accepts excess, unopened, unexpired dry/packaged food items with at least 4 weeks to expiry
10Greensquare - Alexandra Technopark A438A Alexandra Road, Lobby 2 Level 1119968Not providedhttps://greensquare.com.sg/contactBags and accessories , Clothing , Household goods , ShoesDonate
11Greensquare - Alexandra Technopark B438B Alexandra Road, Lobby 2 Level 1119968Not providedhttps://greensquare.com.sg/contactBags and accessories , Clothing , Household goods , ShoesDonate
12Greensquare - Fusionopolis One1 Fusionopolis Way Connexis, B2 North (near toilets)/ escalator (next to MRT)138632Not providedhttps://greensquare.com.sg/contactBags and accessories , Clothing , Household goods , ShoesDonate
13Greensquare - Fusionopolis Two2 Fusionopolis Way, Tower B (Kinesis) Level 1 Carpark Lift Lobby138634Not providedhttps://greensquare.com.sg/contactBags and accessories , Clothing , Household goods , ShoesDonate
14Greensquare - NUS Utown Residence (Green Wardrobe)36 College Avenue E, North Tower138600Not providedhttps://greensquare.com.sg/contactBags and accessories , Clothing , Household goods , ShoesDonate
Closed at the moment due to Covid-19 situation
15Greensquare - The Green Collective at Funan107 North Bridge Road, Funan #02-18179105Sat - Sun, 11 am - 9pmhttps://greensquare.com.sg/contactBags and accessories , Clothing , Household goods , ShoesDonate
16Greensquare - Viva Business Mall750 Chai Chee Road, Lift Lobby 1469000Not providedhttps://greensquare.com.sg/contactBags and accessories , Clothing , Household goods , ShoesDonate
17H&M - Ion Orchard2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B2-28/31 & B3-27/34238801Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm65098702ClothingDonate
18H&M - JEM50 Jurong Gateway Road, JEM, #01-01 & #02-01/02/03 & #03-01/02608549Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm67347601ClothingDonate
19H&M - Kallang Wave Mall1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #01-01/74 to 78397691Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm67027170ClothingDonate
20H&M - NEX23 Serangoon Central, NEX, #01-12 to #01-33 23556083Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm66347472ClothingDonate
21H&M - Orchard Building1 Grange Road, Orchard Building #01-01 to #04-01239693Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm62351459ClothingDonate
22H&M - Paya Lebar Quarter Mall10 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Quarter, #01-01/01A/02408533Mon-Sun, 11am-10pm65735625ClothingDonate
23H&M - Suntec City3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #01-307/308/309/311 & #02-38838983Mon-Sun, 11am-10pm62380908ClothingDonate
24H&M - United Square101 Thomson Road
United Square #01-04
307571Mon-Sun, 11am-10pm62537102ClothingDonate
25H&M - Vivo City1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivo City #01-18/19/2098585Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm63769109ClothingDonate
26Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics111 North Bridge Road, Peninsula Plaza #05-22179098Mon - Sun, 10am - 6.30pm6337 0282Clothing , Food , ICT equipmentDonate
27Metta Welfare Association32 Simei Street 1, Metta Building Lift Lobby B1529950Mon - Fri, 7.30 am - 5.30 pm; Sat - Sun, 8.30 am - 4.00 pm6580 4688Clothing , ICT equipmentDonate
28MINDS - Margaret800 Margaret Drive149310Tue - Wed, 10am - 3pm6473 1148Baby and children's Items , Bags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , StationeryDonate
29MINDS - Woodlands30 Woodlands Ring Road737883Tue - Thu, 10am - 3pm6366 3966Baby and children's Items , Bags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , StationeryDonate
30MobyShop14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #02-52228213Mon-Sun, 12pm-8pm67334110ICT equipmentResell
Trade in or recycle laptops, PCs, tablets mobile devices, smart watches or Airpods
31PC Dreams - Digital Hospital200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction #03-25180021Mon-Sun, 11am-8pm, closed on Wednesdays33333343ICT equipmentResell
Trade in, donate or recycle laptops, PCs, tablets or mobile devices
32Salvation Army - Gracehaven3 Lorong Napiri547528Mon - Sun, 24 hours6555 0188Baby and children's Items , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Large home appliances , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysDonate
33Salvation Army - Bishan20 Bishan Street 22579768Mon - Sun, 7am - 9pm6555 0188Baby and children's Items , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Large home appliances , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysDonate
34Salvation Army - Headquarters1 Mandai Link Road728650Mon - Sun, 24 hours6555 0188Baby and children's Items , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Large home appliances , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysDonate
35Salvation Army - Hope Centre7 Upper Changi Road North507705Mon - Sun, 7am - 11pm6555 0188Baby and children's Items , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Large home appliances , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysDonate
36Salvation Army - IMM2 Jurong East Street 21609601Mon - Sun, 24 hours6555 0188Baby and children's Items , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Large home appliances , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysDonate
37Salvation Army - Praisehaven500 Upper Bukit Timah Road678106Mon-Sun, 7am-11pm6555 0188Baby and children's Items , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Large home appliances , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysDonate
38Salvation Army - Tanglin Family Hub356 Tanglin Road247674Mon - Sun, 7am - 9pm6555 0188Baby and children's Items , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Large home appliances , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysDonate
39Salvation Army - The Haven350 Pasir Panjang Road118692Mon - Sun, 7am - 9pm6555 0188Baby and children's Items , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Large home appliances , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysDonate
40SiloamXperience Outreach Ltd1 Yishun Industrial Street 1, A'Posh BizHub #05-15/16768160Mon, Wed, Fri, 9.30 am - 5pm; Sat and every first Sun of the month, 9.30 am - 3pm6694 1330Bags and accessories , Books, Clothing , ICT equipment , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysDonate
41Singapore Anglican Community Services (Something Old Something New) - Angilican Senior Centre (Yishun)426A Yishun Avenue 11, #01-74761426Mon - Sat, 9 am - 5pm6257 2588Books, Clothing , Household goods , Stationery , ToysDonate
42Singapore Anglican Community Services (Something Old Something New) - Anglican Care Centre (Farrer Park)375 Race Course Road218644Mon - Fri, 11 am - 5pm6202 9667Books, Clothing , Household goods , Stationery , ToysDonate
43Singapore Anglican Community Services (Something Old Something New) - Anglican Care Centre (Pasir Ris)534 Pasir Ris Drive 1, #01-266510534Mon - Sat, 9 am - 4pm6582 2335Books, Clothing , Household goods , Stationery , ToysDonate
44Singapore Anglican Community Services (Something Old Something New) - Anglican Senior Centre (Woodlands)572A Woodlands Avenue 1, #01-800731572Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5pm6957 1745Books, Clothing , Household goods , Stationery , ToysDonate
45Singapore Council of Women Organisation (Star Shelter)96 Waterloo Street187967Mon - Fri, 10.30am - 2.30 pm, Last Sun of each month, 11 am - 2pm (accepting donations from 1 March to 7 March only)6837 0611FoodDonate
46South Central Community - Branch Family Service Centre50 Hoy Fatt Road, #01-131150050Mon, Wed - Fri, 10am - 6.30pm; Tue, 10am - 9pm6259 3191Baby and children's Items , Baby and children's Items , Clothing , Food , ToysDonate
47South Central Community - Main Family Service Centre5 Delta Avenue, #01-09160005Mon, 10am - 9pm; Tue - Fri, 10am - 6.30pm6461 9200Baby and children's Items , Clothing , Food , ToysDonate
48SSVP Singapore122 Eunos Avenue 7, Richfield Industrial Centre #06-20409575Fri, 10am - 2pm6974 2480Bags and accessories , Clothing , Household goods , Other electrical appliances , ToysDonate
49Thryft - Sprout Hub102 Henderson Road159562Mon-Sun, 9am-10pmsupport@thryft.sgBooks, StationeryDonate, Resell
Self drop-off for donation of books only
50Thryft - WarehouseJoy23 Kian Teck Road #02-00628774Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pmsupport@thryft.sgBooks, StationeryDonate, Resell
Self drop-off for donation or trade in of books only
51TOUCH Community Services201 Ubi Avenue 1, #01-295400301Mon - Thu, 9 am - 8pm; Fri, 9 am - 5pm; Sun 6pm - 8pm6744 9712Bags and accessories , Clothing , Household goods , Other electrical appliancesDonate
52Visio Optical43 Holland Drive, #01-67270043Mon - Sat, 9.30 am - 8pm; Sun, 10am - 6pm6776 0052Bags and accessoriesDonate
Accepts glasses/spectacles
53Woods in the Books - Books Ahoy! Somerset583 Orchard Road, Forum #02-03238884Mon - Sun, 10am - 7 pm6684 0138Bags and accessoriesDonate
Accepts used paper bags
54Woods in the Books - Yong Siak3 Yong Siak Street168642Sun - Mon, 10am - 6pm; Wed - Sat, 10am - 7 pm6222 9980Bags and accessoriesDonate
Accepts used paper bags
55Zara - 313 Somerset313 Orchard Road, 313 Somerset, #B1-01 to 05, #01-01 to 05, #02-01 to 06238895Mon-Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-10pm6834 4814Bags and accessories , Clothing , ShoesDonate
56Zara - Great World City1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #01-158237994Mon-Sun, 10am-9.30pm6835 9595Bags and accessories , Clothing , ShoesDonate
57Zara - ION Orchard2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B2-03 & #B3-05238801Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm6509 8840Bags and accessories , Clothing , ShoesDonate
58Zara - Liat Towers541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers #02-02, #03-02238881Mon-Sun, 10am-9.30pm6733 0029Bags and accessories , Clothing , ShoesDonate
59Zara - Marina Bay Sands10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands #B2-08/14/11318956Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm6688 7531Bags and accessories , Clothing , ShoesDonate
60Zara - Marina Square6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-118 to 120/122 to 12639594Mon-Sun, 10am-9.30pm6336 9951Bags and accessories , Clothing , ShoesDonate
61Zara - Vivo City1 HarbourFront Avenue, Vivo City #01-2898585Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm6276 0106Bags and accessories , Clothing , ShoesDonate
62The Fashion Pulpit5 Straits View, Marina One The Heart #01-0418935Tue - Sun, 11pm - 7pm8399 5343Clothing
Repair, Resell
63Cash Converters - Ang Mo Kio710A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, #01-2625561710Mon-Sun, 11am-9pm6453 8858Baby and children's Items , Bags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysResell
64Cash Converters - Chinatown133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point #B1-0759413Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm6538 9188Baby and children's Items , Bags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysResell
No buy counter available
65Cash Converters - Jurong East135 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-315600135Mon-Sun, 11am-9pm6569 7085Baby and children's Items , Bags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysResell
66Cash Converters - Tampines510 Tampines Avenue 1, #01-250520510Mon-Sun, 11am-9pm6782 3488Baby and children's Items , Bags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysResell
67Cash Converters - Toa Payoh192 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, #01-674310192Mon-Sun, 11am-9pm6354 3380Baby and children's Items , Bags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Furniture , Household goods , ICT equipment , Other electrical appliances , Shoes , Stationery , ToysResell
68Refash - Bugis Junction200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction #03-20188021Mon-Sun, 11.30am-9.30pmhello@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResellComing soon
69Refash - Century Square2 Tampines Central 5, Century Square #02-06529509Mon-Sun, 12pm-9pmhello@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
70Refash - Changi City Point5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Changi City Point #02-24486038Mon-Sun, 11am-9pmhello@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
71Refash - Eastpoint Mall3 Simei Street 6, Eastpoint Mall #01-K10528833Mon-Sun, 11am-8pmrefasheastpoint@gmail.comBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
72Refash - Hillion Mall17 Petir Road, Hillion Mall #B1-34/35678278Mon-Sun, 11am-9pmwcp@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
73Refash - Northpoint City930 Yishun Avenue 2, Northpoint City #02-156/157769098Mon-Sun, 12pm-9pmrefashpc@gmail.comBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
74Refash - Orchard Gateway277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #02-09238858Mon-Sun, 11.30am-9pmhello@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
75Refash - The Central6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, #01-5059817Mon-Sun, 1pm to 9pmhello@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
76Refash - The Seletar Mall33 Sengkang West Avenue, The Seletar Mall #01-22797653Mon-Sun, 11am-9pmhello@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
77Refash - Tiong Bahru Plaza298 Tiong Bahru Road, Tiong Bahru Plaza #02-128168732Mon-Sun, 11am-9pmhello@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
78Refash - Westgate3 Gateway Drive, Westgate #02-31608532Mon-Sun, 12pm-8pmhello@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
79Refash - Wisteria Mall598 Yishun Ring Road, Wisteria Mall #01-05768698Mon-Sun, 11am-9pmhello@refash.sgBags and accessories , Books, Clothing , Clothing , StationeryResell
80Cloop - Swapping Events
Refer to website for ongoing/upcoming swapping events for fashion items
96450616Bags and accessories , Clothing , ShoesSwapping
81Swapaholic181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #04-07238896Mon-Sun, 11am-9pmhttps://swapaholic.com/help/contact-usClothingSwapping
8264508160Clean recyclables, including clothing, electronics, plastics, paper, metals glassResell
8364508160Clean recyclables, including clothing, electronics, plastics, paper, metals glassResell
8464508160Clean recyclables, including clothing, electronics, plastics, paper, metals glassResell
85Alba W&H - CFT - West Coast64508160Clean recyclables, including clothing, electronics, plastics, paper, metals glassResell
86ezi-recycling@sembcorp.comClean recyclables, including clothing, electronics, plastics, paper, metals glassResell
87ezi-recycling@sembcorp.comClean recyclables, including clothing, electronics, plastics, paper, metals glassResell
88ezi-recycling@sembcorp.comClean recyclables, including clothing, electronics, plastics, paper, metals glassResell
8963663800Clean recyclables, including clothing, electronics, plastics, paper, metals glassResell
9063663800Clean recyclables, including clothing, electronics, plastics, paper, metals glassResell

ii. In Need of Repair

For items in need of repair, you may refer to the attachment below for the list of stalls at hawker centres that are offering repair services. Alternatively, you may wish to search online for other paid repair services.

Other Repair Avenues:
1. Repair Kopitiam, currently with 5 locations (for electrical appliances, mechanical devices, fabric products, toys, and furniture)
2. Videos on Repair Tips by Repair Kopitiam (for electrical appliances, fabric products, and furniture)
3. The Fashion Pulpit (for clothing) 

iii. Spoilt/Damaged Beyond Repair or Unable to Be Salvaged
Spoilt/damaged ICT equipment, lamps, certain large home appliances and other electrical appliances can be recycled through the following avenues below.  Other non-electrical items that are damaged beyond repair or are unable to be salvaged should be disposed of as general waste. For bulky items, you may utilise the bulky items removal service provided by Town Councils.

1.     Light Bulbs, Long Fluorescent Tubes
     a. E-Waste Collection Bins (Fluorescent tubes to be disposed of only in battery-bulb bin)
     b. E-Waste Collection Drives organised by ALBA at HDB estates (Temporarily on hold due to COVID-19  situation)
     c. Free one-for-one take back of consumer product of the same type upon delivery by retailers
     d. Doorstep collection provided by ALBA at a fee
     e. Drop off at ALBA’s depot at 20 Tuas Loop, Singapore 637350

2.     ICT Equipment
     a. E-Waste Collection Bins (Fluorescent tubes to be disposed of only in battery-bulb bin)
     b.  E-Waste Collection Drives organised by ALBA at HDB estates (Temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 situation)
     c. Free one-for-one take back of consumer product of the same type upon delivery by retailers
     d. Doorstep collection provided by ALBA at a fee
     e. Drop off at ALBA’s depot at 20 Tuas Loop, Singapore 637350

3. Large Household Appliances (consumer refrigerators of or less than 900L, air-conditioners, washing machines, dryers and televisions) – ALBA
     a. Free one-for-one take back of consumer product of the same type upon delivery by retailers
     b. Doorstep collection provided by ALBA at a fee
     c. Drop off at ALBA’s depot at 20 Tuas Loop, Singapore 637350
     d. E-Waste Collection Drives organised by ALBA at HDB estates (Temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 situation)
     e. Town Council Bulky Items Removal service (ALBA will subsequently collect the e-waste from the Town Councils)

4.     Large Household Appliances (consumer refrigerators of or less than 900L, air-conditioners, washing machines, dryers and televisions) – ALBA
     a. Free one-for-one takeback of consumer product of the same type upon delivery by retailers
     b. Doorstep collection provided by ALBA at a fee
     c. Drop off at ALBA’s depot at 20 Tuas Loop, Singapore 637350
     d. E-Waste Collection Drives organised by ALBA at HDB estates (Temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 situation)
     e. Town Council Bulky Items Removal service

5.     Other Electrical Appliances, e.g. small household appliances – National Voluntary Partnership Programme for E-waste Recycling


Additional Information on Reusing

Reusable items, such as soft toys, clothing, bags and shoes should not be placed in the blue recycling bins as they would easily get contaminated by residual food waste as well as liquid stains and be rendered unusable.  

Blue recycling bin infographic

Fig.1 : Infographic shown on blue recycling bins which shows that reusables are not accepted

Instead, reusables in good condition should be channelled to appropriate reuse avenues listed in ‘List of Reuse Channels - In Good Condition' above. Certain types of reusables such as clothing and small electrical goods may also be dropped off at the Cash-For-Trash (CFT) stations  or accepted via Door-to-Door Collections by public waste collectors. There are also many existing platforms to trade or sell second-hand items as listed above, including mobile applications or physical stores. To promote the repair trade, NEA has also allocated space in some hawker centres for businesses which repair small household appliances or clothing. The full list of hawker stalls offering repair services can be found in the attachment listed above, in the section ‘In Need of Repair’. There are also repair workshops and courses organised for the community, such as by Repair Kopitiam.


Repair Kopitiam 2

Fig. 2: Repair Kopitiam session with repair coaches teaching people how to fix their spoilt items
Photo: Repair Kopitiam

We have also listed many charities and organisations that accept donations. Some tips on how to donate responsibly below:

  • Items should be in good working condition, clean and uncontaminated.
  • Sort and label your items to help donation organisations organise the items they receive.
  • Carefully wrap fragile items to prevent breakage.
  • Ensure that non-perishable food items are in their original packaging with clear labelling and expiry dates.
  • Contact the community and donation organisations to find out more about their criteria for accepting items if you have any queries.
Relevant Links

For more information on reuse, recycling and other related information, please refer to the links below.

1.  Recycling / Collection Points
2.  SembWaste CFT Stations
3.  800 Super CFT Stations
4.  ALBA W&H CFT Stations