18,000 BTO Owners Will Receive Vouchers To Redeem Recycling Bins
Recycling can be quite a hassle for some Singaporeans.
You’d have to gather your barang barangs and bring them down to a common recycling bin at the void deck.
But inconvenience will no longer be a valid reason for new BTO owners to not recycle.
Starting August, 18,000 of these households will be able to collect a free recycling bin as part of a collaborative effort between the NEA and IKEA.
Their aim? To make recycling simpler and more accessible for Singaporeans.
BTO flat owners can redeem free recycling bins from 24 Aug
The initiative was jointly announced by the NEA and IKEA on Thursday (1 Aug) via a press release.
Throughout the coming months, BTO flat owners in new HDB precincts will receive a voucher via mail that they can use to redeem a free recycling bin from 24 Aug – 31 Dec.
What the voucher will look like
These housing areas include:
Around 18,000 households are expected to receive the voucher, which can be used at either IKEA Tampines or Alexandra.
The recycling bins distributed to these households retails for $9.90 at IKEA outlets.
Hope this will encourage more Singaporeans to recycle
Here are the 2 IKEA outlets you can redeem the recycling bins at:
Address: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
Address: 317 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159965
Do note that they can only be redeemed over the weekends during the following hours:
- Saturday: 10am-11pm
- Sunday: 10am-10pm
Guess only time will tell, but we hope this initiative will be successful in encouraging more Singaporean households to recycle!