FOR MOST ELECTRONICS
Funan DigitaLife Mall
You can drop off old, unwanted or damaged electronics and electrical appliances like computers, televisions and electric fans at Funan DigitaLife Mall’s Customer Service Counter at Level 1 during opening hours (10am–10pm, daily). The mall’s recycling partner, Cimelia Resource Recovery, will transport the e-waste to their recycling facility in Tuas.
Heartland E-waste Recycling Programme
The latest phase was rolled out earlier this year after a seven-month trial in July 2013. Now, more neighbourhoods in the east and south-east, including Marine Parade, Mountbatten, Braddell Heights, Geyland Serai, MacPherson, Potong Pasir and Kembangan-Chai Chee, will be able to recycle their electronic gadgets easily. Collection drives will be set up at participating Residents’ Committees and Community Clubs every first Sunday of the month and rotated among the different areas.
FOR SMALL- TO MEDIUM-SIZED ELECTRONICS
StarHub RENEW Bins
In 2012, StarHub partnered with local e-waste recycler TES-AMM to launch the StarHub E-Waste Recycling Programme. This was expanded to become the RENEW programme in 2014, with DHL joining as the logistics arm. Now, you can recycle any electronic product in their bins, as long as it fits through the 47cm by 12cm slot. The RENEW bins can be found in 104 locations, including Suntec City Mall and Tampines Mall. For a full list of RENEW bin sites, visit this website.
FOR MOBILE PHONES, ACCESSORIES AND CHARGERS
SingTel Mobile Phone Recycling Programme
Wondering what to do with your old phones that have no resale value but you can’t bear to throw out? Recycle them! SingTel’s recycling programme lets you recycle any brand of phone, charger and accessory. Just head on down to any SingTel shop and ask for a mobile phone recycling envelope, then mail the envelope back with your recyclables. Or you could drop off your old phones in the recycling bins at selected SingTel Shops or retailers. More details here.
FOR PRINTER INK AND TONER CARTRIDGES
Led by Brother, Canon, Dell, EPSON and Lexmark, Project Homecoming allows you to drop your used ink and toner cartridges (of any brand) in collection boxes located at libraries islandwide.
FOR FLUORESCENT TUBES AND LAMPS
Global Lamp Recyclers
Fluorescent tubes and lamps contain mercury, which needs to be carefully extracted before the other materials can be recycled. As the main sorting facilities don’t have the resources for this, Global Lamp Recyclers is the only local company that has the resources to do the extraction. After which, they will send the mercury-free light bulbs and tubes to a third party to recycle the other materials. Check out this link and Global Lamp Recyclers’ Facebook page for their list of recycling points.
As part of IKEA’s sustainability efforts, recycling fluorescent lamps is as easy as leaving them in the recycling bins located at the lighting department in their Alexandra and Tampines stores.