How do I dispose of bulk refuse?
If you live in a Housing Development Board (HDB) flat, you may contact your Town Council (TC) to follow up on the removal of the bulk refuse in your precinct. Visit OneMap to find out which TC your precinct is under.For disposal of bulk refuse at private or commercial properties, you may contact your Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST) or the building management. For further enquiry, you may contact the National Environment Agency (NEA) via their feedback form.
Why does the ministry not impose a charge on the use of plastic bags?
To conserve resources and reduce the amount of waste, we encourage public to take only what they need, and reuse their plastic bags. In Singapore, plastic bags are reused by households to bag their refuse, such as food waste, before disposing of into the refuse chute. This helps to avoid spillage, odour and pest infestation during waste collection. Plastic bags are properly incinerated and do not end up directly in the landfill. Click here to learn more about waste management.