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South East district expands e-waste recycling programme

SINGAPORE — More residents living in the South East District of Singapore will find recycling their e-waste easier, with the latest phase of the “Heartland E-waste Recycling Programme”.

SINGAPORE — More residents living in the South East District of Singapore will find recycling their e-waste easier, with the latest phase of the “Heartland E-waste Recycling Programme”.

As an expansion of the seven-month long pilot programme that took place in July 2013, the second phase will extend e-waste collection points to seven neighbourhoods in the South East district of Singapore.

Neighbourhoods involved include Marine Parade, Mountbatten, Braddell Heights, Geylang Serai, Kembangan-Chai Chee, MacPherson and Potong Pasir.

Collection drives will be set in these neighbourhoods on a monthly basis and most residents can expect the drive to visit their area twice.

The programme, which recycles unwanted home appliances and electronics, will last for a period of nine months.

The first collection — scheduled to begin on Feb 1 — will kick start at community centres in Braddell Heights, Potong Pasir, MacPherson, Mountbatten and Katong.

Dr Maliki Osman, Mayor of South East District said today (Jan 23) that the move to expand the programme to even more neighbourhoods was spurred by the positive results of the pilot test.

“We have received very encouraging results where we had the target of 5000 kg of e-waste (to be recycled). We manage to go beyond 10,000kg — more than twice the amount expected,” he said.

 

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