Schemes

National Voluntary Partnership for the Proper Management of Non-regulated Used Household Electrical/Electronic Products

With effect from 1 July 2021, the management of regulated consumer e-waste (e.g. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment, large appliances, batteries, lamps and solar photovoltaic panels) comes under the Extended Producer Responsibility system (please refer to Table A under “Regulated Electrical and Electronic Product” here).

We would like to thank all Partners for their contribution and support in putting in place proper e-waste management practices under the National  Voluntary Partnership for E-Waste Recycling. This contributed to e-waste recycling, and also prepared Singapore for the Extended Producer Responsibility system for e-waste.

The National Voluntary Partnership (NVP) will continue to cater for non-regulated used household electrical/electronic products such as small household appliances, electronic toys and gaming consoles. Under this NVP, industry partners are invited to spearhead repair/recycling programmes for non-regulated used electrical/electronic products, with support and recognition from the NEA. The partnership aims to:

  • provide more convenient avenues for repair of non-regulated electrical/electronic products, such as small household appliances;
  • provide more convenient recycling points for the public; and
  • build public awareness of reuse/recycling avenues for non-regulated household electrical/electronic products.

Participation in this partnership is voluntary.

Partner Roles and Responsibilities

NEA is currently inviting interested stakeholders from the entire e-waste value chain to become partners of the NVP. If you fall into any of the following groups of stakeholders, you are welcome to apply to be a partner.

The descriptions and responsibilities of stakeholders under the partnership are outlined below:

Stakeholder group

Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Producers/Companies Companies, manufacturers, importers, suppliers, etc. that place non-regulated electrical and electronic products on the market. Producers/Companies are encouraged to implement programmes for the repair of small household appliances or recycling of non-regulated e-waste for the community, or to collaborate with other NVP partners on such programmes.
Venue Providers/
Retailers
Venue providers include schools, shopping malls, community clubs and centres, etc. which can provide space to place recycling bins and/or hold recycling drives. Venue providers are encouraged to provide space for recycling bins, and/or hold repair workshops on small household appliances or recycling events for partner programmes.


Retailers of small household appliances can consider providing take-back services for recycling.

The repair/recycling programmes or collection drives will channel used household electrical/electronic products to NVP repairers / recycling service providers.

E-Waste Recycling Service Providers Recycling service providers include collectors, recyclers, traders, logistics providers, etc. that collect, transport, sort, process, treat, recycle or otherwise handle e-waste. Recyclers have to be registered with the NEA and maintain a valid Recycling Service Provider (Recycler) registration status in order to be members of the partnership.
 Repairers Repairers that repair small household appliances for reuse. Repairers are encouraged to support the reuse of small household appliances by holding regular community repair workshops to inculcate the habit of repair and reuse in the community.

Support and Recognition from NEA

NEA appreciates the voluntary efforts of partners and aims to support partners by:

  • Providing funding1 to support recycling programmes;
  • Providing recognition for the efforts of partners.
1 Funding support is available up to Dec 2021

Funding scheme for partners

NEA is offering a funding scheme to encourage partners to implement or expand programmes to promote and facilitate the repair and recycling of used household electrical/electronic products (not regulated under the EPR) to the community. Only members of the partnership can apply to the funding scheme. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the availability of funds. The services of repairers/recycling service providers registered under the NVP shall be engaged for all projects under the NVP.

The funding scheme provides up to 80% support for qualifying costs, namely for manpower, equipment, transportation, logistics and professional services. Qualifying costs are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Partners are welcome to get in touch with the partnership coordinators to discuss their proposals and to request a funding application form. Funding applications are open until 30 September 2021. Please refer to the How to Apply section below.

Registration scheme for recycling service providers

The voluntary registration scheme for recycling service providers serves to recognise service providers for their recycling standards and ensures proper recycling & resource recovery. Recycling service providers (recyclers) have to maintain a valid Recycling Service Provider (Recycler) registration status in order to be members of the partnership.

How to Apply

To join the partnership, please download and fill in the relevant form(s) attached below.

E-mail a scanned copy of the form(s), together with any necessary supporting documents, to the partnership coordinators whose contact details are found below.

Producers/Companies National Voluntary Partnership for E-Waste Recycling - Application Form [DOCX, 50.23 KB]
Retailers/Venue Providers
E-Waste Recycling Service Providers National Voluntary Partnership for E-Waste Recycling - Application Form [DOCX, 50.23 KB]
Registration Scheme for E-Waste Recycling Service Providers - Application Form [DOCX, 50.99 KB]

Partnership Coordinators 

Ms Loh Kang Li
Email: loh_kang_li@nea.gov.sg

Ms Sushma Prabhu
Email: sushma_prabhu@nea.gov.sg