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Free disposal and S$100 incentive for those who drop off registered non-UL2272 PMDs from next week

SINGAPORE — Owners of personal mobility devices (PMDs) that do not comply with upcoming fire safety standards can dispose of these devices for free from next week onwards and even receive cash in return, the Land Transport Authority said on Friday (Sept 20).

Free disposal and S$100 incentive for those who drop off registered non-UL2272 PMDs from next week

From next Monday, Sept 23, till March 31, 2020, owners of personal mobility devices that do not comply with the UL2272 standard will be able to drop off their devices at designated disposal points across HDB estates islandwide or at the LTA office in Sin Ming, at no cost.

SINGAPORE — Owners of personal mobility devices (PMDs) that do not comply with upcoming fire safety standards can dispose of these devices for free from next week onwards and those who dispose of registered PMDs that are non-compliant can even receive cash in return, the Land Transport Authority said on Friday (Sept 20).

By July next year, all PMD users in Singapore have to comply with the UL2272 safety standard. 

From next Monday, Sept 23, till March 31, 2020, the LTA said owners of PMDs that do not comply with this standard will be able to drop off their devices at designated disposal points across HDB estates islandwide or at the LTA office in Sin Ming, at no cost.

Typically, e-waste recyclers would charge a fee for disposal, the LTA noted. 

The LTA has appointed e-waste recyclers that are equipped to ensure safe disposal of PMDs, as well as the recycling of any reusable materials and components. 

The full list of drop-off points can be found on the LTA website

The authority also said that those who drop off their registered PMDs between Sept 23 and Nov 30 will receive an early incentive of S$100 per scooter.

To apply for the S$100 incentive, e-scooter owners will need to log into their SingPass or CorpPass account and submit an online application at the One Motoring website (www.onemotoring.com.sg) to dispose of their devices. 

Those who have successfully applied will receive an SMS acknowledgement containing a link to the schedule and locations of the disposal points, where owners can drop off their devices. 

For verification purposes, owners must bring proof of identity and the SMS acknowledgement. They must also ensure that their non-UL2272 e-scooters bear LTA’s registration and identification marks. 

Upon verification, the early disposal incentive will then be credited to the owners within two weeks of dropping off their devices.

A string of fires associated to non-UL2272 PMDs in recent months sparked a move by the authorities to bring forward the deadline for all vehicles to meet the UL2272 standard by July 2020. 

The Government also made it mandatory for registered electric scooters to be inspected from April next year.

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