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Singapore’s waste collection fees to rise in July for sustainable waste management, NEA says

National Environment Agency announces a fee hike for public waste collection in Singapore starting 1 July, due to rising operational costs. Monthly fees for HDB flats and non-landed homes to increase by S$0.39; landed properties by S$1.33. The move is said to be aimed at sustaining the waste management system.



SINGAPORE: In an announcement that will affect all residents, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has revealed that the cost of public waste collection will see an increment starting 1 July.

This adjustment is said to be in response to escalating operational and manpower expenses that have burdened the sector in recent years.

For the majority living in Housing Board flats and non-landed private residences, the monthly household refuse collection fee will witness a modest hike from S$9.81 to S$10.20, marking an increase of 39 cents.

Meanwhile, occupants of landed properties must prepare for a slightly steeper rise, with fees going up by S$1.33, from the current S$32.67 to S$34.00.

The NEA has clarified that these revised charges are pivotal for maintaining the sustainability of Singapore’s waste management ecosystem. “The revised fees ensure that Singapore’s overall waste management system can operate sustainably,” stated an NEA spokesperson on 28 March.

This fee adjustment is part of a biennial review process that takes into account the operational costs and the need for manpower which have steadily increased, reflecting on the fees charged by public waste collectors.

In Singapore, household refuse collection fees are a staple component of the monthly utility bill, paid to one of the three appointed public waste collectors – 800 Super Waste Management, Alba W&H Smart City, and SembWaste.

These firms are said to be selected through a rigorous open competitive tender process, ensuring efficiency and reliability in waste collection services across the island.

In an attempt to cushion the impact of these fee increases, the NEA has also highlighted the U-Save rebates. These rebates, specifically targeted at residents living in HDB flats, are designed to offset the refuse collection fees. Issued quarterly, the rebates for the fiscal year 2024 are scheduled for disbursement in April, July, October, and January of the following year.

In a broader economic context, a report from SingStat revealed that in 2022, Singapore’s utilities sector, encompassing water, sewerage, and electricity services, reported S$4.2 billion in profits from S$48.5 billion in Operating Revenue, after accounting for Operating Expenditure.

The sector, serving over 1.4 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers, is braced for further growth, propelled by an 18% increase in water prices set for implementation in 2024 and 2025, probably further boosted by the recent hike in waste collection prices.

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Hello NEA!!!

Signs in toilets say please flush and keep toilets clean after using. But water from your flushing system seems like droplets of water? How to flush with so little water? Why is the water so little for flushing? What do you think?

Last edited 22 days ago by john lim

WTF this PeeEhPee…left arm lower but right arm raise. CCB this greedy crooks.

Facts are enemies of PAP. They only love it’s own interpretations.

I don’t understand. How does higher collection fees translate to more sustainable waste management? Does higher rentals also translate to more sustainable F&B business? Waste management companies should derive a higher proportion of their earnings from recycling the waste they collect, otherwise their business model is not environment positive or sustainable.

Another daylight robbery out of the so many

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Let me guess what Dis-Graceful ‘going Green’ would raise next….
I got it!
Mandai cremation fee will also be raised.
As for the muds, their plot of land for burial fees ,will also be raised!
As for those who insist to store their ashes, even the fees for since that tiny nook of a space in the crematorium, will also be raised!
There is no escaping paying the PAP more….money….NOT EVEN AFTER YOU LOCAL FUCKTARDS ARE…..DEAD!😆😆😆🤣🤣🤣🤣

They say residents “saved” $0.33 in the reduction of gas and electricity for the average 4-rm flat. And now this increase of $0.39 for refuse clearance! This is the typical modus operandi that Singaporeans equate to – giving us a chicken wing but demanding a whole chicken in return (in this case, perhaps a drumstick) There are several points to note: 1) the decrease in gas and electric prices is not permanent. They may well go up next time 2) the refuse collection fees increase is being announced with the background of the gas and electricity price decrease and the… Read more »


Productivity? Productivity achievements? Without raising fees?

Like our utilities, is this to increase profits at our costs but no added services given?

“Sustainability?” Why are HDB leaseholders paying so much when all the garbage is collected from a centralised point? Let’s do some basic numbers. Assume an average HDB block is 20 stories tall and each floor has six units. 20 x 6 = 120 units. That means a garbage truck only needs to visit one pick up point to collect the refuse from 120 units. Meanwhile for a “Landed” property. A garbage truck visit only serves One Unit per trip. If we assume that it costs $34 for a garbage truck to make one visit to a location. Then for a… Read more »

Last edited 25 days ago by Blankslate

Theyre overusing that word “sustainability”
Every PAP speech i hear , never fails to throw in that word..
All reading from the same script..only change format to suit different ministry.

Last edited 25 days ago by Tiresome PAPs

As a World classed country, city and Developed Nation, the fee is PEANUT! needing at least sgd52 for landed private house, and HDB dwellers paying at least Sgd16