Non-government organization (NGO) Collection Points are new outlets for recyclable waste. They are located in the existing premises of the participating NGOs, which have set aside space for accepting recyclables. The Collection Points are also used to promote green messages to the public.
Bring your recyclables to an NGO Collection Point:
Anyone can bring in waste plastics, glass bottles and small waste electrical and electronic equipment for recycling. Bins are set up to collect these recyclables. Souvenirs / daily commodities are handed out to the participants at some Collection Points for recyclable quantities above a certain level.
A community recycling logo is displayed at each Collection Point where you can also find information and materials about waste reduction and recycling, such as leaflets and posters.
Participated NGO can select different sizes of recycling bins
Arrangements in an NGO collection point
Volunteers encourage the public to participate in waste reduction and recycling activities
Arrangements for the operation of a redemption counter
NGOs are invited to operate Collection Points in their existing premises. The EPD will provide support, such as collection bins and some funding (see below).
The NGO Collection Points are initially intended to collect recyclables of lower value, specifically plastics, glass bottles and small WEEE, from the public. However, if people ask an NGO to collect other higher-value recyclables, such as paper, metals and clothing, this can also be arranged.
NGO Collection Points require NGOs to provide:
Space for accepting recyclable waste at their premises.
Space for temporary storage of the collected recyclables.
Resources including manpower, hardware, etc, to operate the recycling facilities.
Ability to operate the recycling facilities during opening hours.
Coordinating/transferring the collected recyclables from the Collection Points to a nearby recycler or to an EPD’s recycling centre.