Official Implementation of E-Waste Management System by ALBA E-Waste Smart Recycling Pte Ltd

ALBA E-Waste to implement a nationwide collection system for E-Waste

Singapore, 30 June 2021 – As the appointed Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS) Operator for electrical and electronic waste (E-Waste), ALBA E-Waste Smart Recycling Pte Ltd will officially collect Regulated E-Waste[1] across Singapore for proper treatment and recycling starting on 1 July 2021, for a period of five years, until 30 June 2026. For an overview of the process, refer to the infographic in Annex B.

Update of Soft Launch at Selected Outlets

On 4 June 2021, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and ALBA E-Waste jointly announced the soft launch of e-waste recycling bins at nine selected Dairy Farm Group and Harvey Norman outlets. As of 29 June 2021, more than a tonne of e-waste has been collected, comprising mainly printers, mobile phones, light bulbs and personal computers.

Mr Fons Krist, ALBA E-Waste’s General Manager, said: “We are heartened to see that the soft launch is a great success, with nearly a tonne of e-waste collected within a span of a few weeks. Through the nationwide collection system that we have set up, we hope to see similar responses across Singapore as recycling e-waste becomes more convenient and accessible everywhere. In doing so, we aim to encourage the habit of recycling and to create a more resource efficient society, where precious raw materials are recovered from the waste we generate.”

Collection Avenues to Recycle Your E-Waste

ALBA E-Waste has set up a range of collection channels for the public and businesses to recycle their Regulated E-Waste conveniently. These channels include:

  • More than 300 E-Waste receptacles (known as ‘E-Bins’) stationed at publicly accessible locations (Refer to Annex C for working list of deployed E-Bins)
  • Removal of large household appliances through the bulky waste disposal services provided by Town Councils
  • Quarterly collection drives held at residential estates
  • Doorstep collection of Regulated E-Waste
  • Drop off at ALBA E-Waste depot at 20 Tuas Loop, Singapore 637350

Members of the public can also recycle their Regulated E-Waste with the Participating Retailers under the RSA through the following channels:

  • Free one-for-one take-back of discarded end-of-life products of the same type provided by retailers upon delivery of a new product
  • Over-the-counter collection services provided by retailers at some of their outlets

Via the above channels, ALBA E-Waste will collect the Regulated E-Waste and transport it to a dedicated Sorting and Logistics Hub for subsequent categorization and weighing. Following that, the Regulated E-Waste will be sent to selected recyclers locally for recycling and material recovery. The recyclers have been screened to ensure they adhere to strict data sanitisation standards. All data in data storing devices will be deleted or destroyed through mechanisms such as degaussing, shredding and puncturing. Records of all data sanitisation processes will be kept and audited.

For more information on the collection channels and Participating Retailers, please visit our website at www.alba-ewaste.sg.

One-Stop Platform for all

ALBA E-Waste is also thrilled to announce the launch of its website, www.alba-ewaste.sg. Created with the user experience in mind, the site includes many features to help users easily navigate the site and find the information they need such as:

  • Map of the E-Bins deployed across Singapore
  • Types of Regulated E-Waste
  • Schedule of collection drives
  • To arrange for a doorstep collection
  • List of Participating Retailers under the Retailer Take-Back Scheme
  • Downloadable Content (E.g. Brochure, Posters, Advisory)

The multi-purpose site has been designed to offer visitors a seamless and intuitive experience as they explore and learn more about what kind of E-Waste they can recycle and where.

ALBA STEP UP App

Not only is recycling made simple, members of the public can now also be rewarded with points if they recycle Regulated E-Waste through the ALBA STEP UP app. Users of the app can look for a QR code at ALBA E-Waste’s collection channels, scan it and take a picture of the Regulated E-Waste they drop offto be rewarded with points. The points can then be accumulated and exchanged for discounts and deals with our partners.

Additionally, the app also enables users to find the location of the nearest recycling point, check out upcoming events such as collection drives and even learn more about recycling.

From its multiple collection channels to its informative and rewarding platforms, ALBA E-Waste aims to integrate the habit of recycling, thus enabling Singapore to move towards a Zero Waste Nation.

Guidelines on Recycling Regulated E-Waste

When recycling through ALBA E-Waste’s collection channels, it is advised to take note of the following:

  • Check via our website (alba-ewaste.sg) that your E-Waste is Regulated and therefore accepted by ALBA E-Waste collection channels
  • Erase all data on any data-storing device
  • Drop off only your Regulated E-Waste with us, do not store them in a box or wrap them in plastic
  • For any damaged/contaminated Regulated E-Waste, place them carefully in a secure container before dropping them off

For more information about the collection channels, please visit www.alba-ewaste.sg. Posters about the types of E-Waste that can be recycled at our E-Bins can be found in Annex D.

 

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For media queries, please contact:

June See (Ms)

PR Executive

ALBA E-Waste Smart Recycling Pte Ltd

Tel: 9769 9305

Email: j.see@alba-ewaste.sg

 

 

About ALBA Group

The ALBA Group, one of the leading recycling and environmental services companies as well as raw material providers worldwide, operates with its two brands – ALBA and Interseroh – within Germany, Europa and Asia. In 2020 its divisions generated an annual turnover of 1.9 billion Euros and employed a staff of approx. 8,700 employees. In 2019 alone ALBA Group saved 4.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gases compared to primary production and at the same time 32.3 million tonnes of primary raw materials through its recycling activities.

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[1] For a breakdown on the Regulated E-Waste, please refer to Annex A.

ANNEX A

Regulated E-Waste per the Resource Sustainability Act

Product Category Product Type
ICT Equipment Printers
Desktop Computers
Laptops
Desktop monitors
Servers
Routers
Modems
Wireless Access Points
Set-top boxes
Network Hubs
Mobile Phones
Switches
Large Appliances Refrigerators
Air-conditioners
Washing Machines
Dryers
Televisions
Electric Mobility Devices / Power Assisted Bicycles / Electric Mobility Scooters
Light Bulbs & Tubes Incandescent, LED and Fluorescent types
Batteries

 

Portable Batteries (household and li-ion)
Industrial Batteries
Hybrid Vehicle Batteries
Electric Vehicle Batteries

 

ANNEX B

Overview of E-Waste Collection and Recycling Process

 

Annex C

List of publicly accessible locations where E-Bins are deployed*

*This is a working list, more locations will be added every week, for the latest information, please refer to our website at www.alba-ewaste.sg

Name Location Type of Bin Placed
Best Denki ·        1 Harbourfront Walk ,Vivocity ,#2-07

·        3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, The Clementi Mall, #04-46/47/48/49

·        68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #3-39

·        2 Jurong East Street 21, IMM, #3-33

·        63 Jurong West Central 3, Jurong Point, #B1-92

·        109 North Bridge Road, Funan, #3-16

·        1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, #07-01

·        391A Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City Tower A

·        9 Bishan Place, Junction 8 Shopping Centre, #03-02

·        17 Petir Road, Hillion Mall, #B1-65

·        83 Punggol Central, Waterway Point

·        311 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Mall

3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

Cash Converters ·        135 Jurong Gateway Road

·        510 Tampines Central 1

3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

Challenger ·        302 Tiong Bahru Road, Tiong Bahru Plaza, #03-19

·        1 Jurong West Central 2, Jurong Point, #B1-94

·        200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction, #03-10E

·        5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Changi City Point, #01-56

·        3 Simei Street 6, Eastpoint Mall, #B1-08

·        90 Hougang Avenue 10, Hougang Mall, #02-13

·        10 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), #04-01

·        10 Tampines Central 1, Tampines 1, #04-25

3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

City Square Mall ·        180 Kitchener Road 3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

Compass One ·        1 Sengkang Square, #B1-52/53 3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

Dairy Farm Group ·        Cold Storage, 5 Stadium Walk, Kallang Leisure Park, #B1-01

·        Giant Hypermarket, 521 Tampines North Drive 2, #03-01, Singapore 528765

Battery and Bulb Bin
Fairprice ·        1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity, #B2-23

·        63 Jurong West Central 3, Jurong Point, #03-01

·        8 Changi Business Park Ave 1, #01-51 & #02-51

·        1 Hougang St 91, Hougang 1, #2-01

·        23 Serangoon Central, NEX Mall, #03-42

·        1 Stadium Place Level 1, Wave Mall, #01-29

·        80 Marine Parade Rd, Parkway Parade, #3-28

3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

·        900 South Woodlands Drive, Woodlands Civic Centre, #B1-01

·        Blk 888 Woodlands Dr 50, #01-757

·        Blk 676 Woodlands Dr 71, Kampung Admiralty, #B1-02

·        71 Woodlands Ave 3, Marsling MRT, #01-01

·        Blk 712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Blk 712 Ang Mo Kio, #01-4056

·        Blk 510 Bishan St 13, #01-520

·        Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-01

·        166 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3531 & 02-3531

·        Blk 57 Dawson Rd, Dawson Place, #01-07

·        Blk 50 Havelock Rd, Blk 50 Havelock Rd, #01-755

·        460 Alexandra Rd ,460 Alexandra Rd, #01-09 and #01-16

·        1 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, NUH Medical Centre, #02-16

·        Blk 108 Depot Rd, Depot Heights Shopping Centre, #01-01

·        Blk 36 Holland Dr, Blk 36 Holland Dr, #01-03/04/05

·        Blk 28 Dover Crescent, Blk 28 Dover Crescent, #01-83

·        Blk 451 Clementi Ave 3, Blk 451 Ave 3 ,#01-307

·        Blk 399 Yung Sheng Rd, Taman Jurong Shopping Centre, #01-35

·        Blk 63/66 Yung Kuang Rd, Blk 66 Yung Kang Rd, #01-119 & #02-119

·        Blk 221 Boon Lay Place, Boon Lay Shopping Centre, #02-200

·        No. 1 Jurong West Central 2, Jurong Point 1, #B1-09

·        Blk 502 West Coast Dr, Blk 502 West Coast Dr, #01-41

·        17 Petir Rd, Hillion Mall, #B2-67

·        21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall, #B1-03

·        21 Choa Chu Kang North 6, Yew Tee Point, #B1-01

·        Blk 135 Jurong Gateway Rd, #01-337

·        2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, HomeTeam NS Bukit Batok Clubhouse, #01-10

·        Blk 628 Senja Rd, Senja Grand, #01-01

·        Blk 140 Teck Whye Lane, #01-351

·        10 Bukit Batok Central, #01-08

·        Blk 345 Jurong East St 31, #01-29

·        9 Bishan Place, Junction 8 Shopping Centre, #B1-01

·        No. 1 Jelebu Rd, Bukit Panjang Plaza ,#01-15 & #02-20

·        61 Choa Chu Kang Dr, Yew Tee MRT Station, #01-01

·        3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, The Clementi Mall, #B1-12

·        1 Maju Ave, Serangoon Garden Village, #B1-11

·        No. 1 Jln Anak Bukit, Bukit Timah Plaza, #B1-01 & #B2-01

·        301 Upper Thomson Rd, Thomson Plaza, #03-37/38

Battery and Bulb Bin
Gain City ·        6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, #03 – 223 / 232

·        8 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2

·        71 Sungei Kadut Drive, Gain City Megastore @ Sungei Kadut

·        10 Tampines Central 1, Tampines 1, #B1-09

3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

Harvey Norman ·        Bedok Point, 799 New Upper Changi Road, #B1-01/02, #B1-16 to 32, #B1-K1 to K14

·        Djitsun Mall, 5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2 #02-01/02,

·        ESR Business Park (750B Chai Chee Road #01-01/#02-02,

·        Millenia Walk Flagship Store, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-59 to 63, #02-37 to 41, #03-02,

·        Parkway Parade Superstore, 80 Marine Parade Road #01- 35/35A/36, #02-34/34A/35/36,

·        6 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall East Atrium, Tower 3/4, #01-634 to 640

·        1 Northpoint City South Wing, 930 Yishun Avenue 2, #B1-136 to 138, #B2-108 to 112

3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

ICA ·        3 Harbour Drive, Pasir Panjang Terminal Building 3 3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

People’s Association ·        30 Bukit Batok Street 31, Hong Kah North CC

·        1 Hillview rise, Hillview CC

·        2 Choa Chu Kang Loop, Keat Hong CC

3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

Sheng Siong ·        720 Clementi West St 2, #01-144

·        451 Bukit Batok West Avenue 6, #01-10

·        118 Aljunied Ave 2, #01-100

·        209 New Upper Changi Rd, #01-631

·        Ang Mo Kio Drive, #A1-12

·        602A Tampines Avenue 9, #01-01

·        Blk 4 Woodlands Street 12, #02-61

·        Blk 785E Woodlands Rise, #01-01

·        Blk 573 Woodlands Drive 16, #02-01

·        Blk 182 Woodlands St 13, #01-01

·        Blk 25 Ghim Moh Link, #01-11

·        Blk 122 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #01-1753

·        Blk 233 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #01-1168

·        Blk 352 Clementi Ave 2, #01-91

·        Blk 544 Jurong West St 42, #01-97

·        Blk 18 Teck Whye Lane, #01-95

·        Blk 154A Bukit Batok West Ave 8, #01-01

·        Blk 547 Segar Road, #01-06

·        Blk 446 Fajar Rd, #01-01

·        Blk 440 Bukit Batok West Ave 8, #01-10

·        Blk 292 Bukit Batok East Avenue 6, #01-02

·        Blk 202 Marsiling Drive, #01-138

·        No.1 Woodlands Roads, #01-07

·        200 Upp Thomson Rd, #B1-01

·        Blk 85 Dawson Road, #01-01

·        Blk 420A Clementi Ave 1, #01-01

·        7 Jurong West Ave 5, #01-01

·        200 Woodlands Industrial Park E7, #01-30

·        Blk 88 Tanglin Halt Road, #01-10

·        19 Serangoon North Ave 5, #01-01

·        3 Yuan Ching Rd, #01-01A/02

·        Blk 301 Woodlands St 31, #01-217

·        Blk 61 Teban Gardens Rd, #01-21

·        Blk 52 Chin Swee Rd, #01-25

Battery and Bulb Bin
Starhub ·        68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #01-36

·        4 Tampines Central 5, Tampines Central, #02-27

3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

Sunshine Place ·        475 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 3-in-1 Bin

(ICT, Bulb, Battery)

 

 

Annex D

Types of E-Waste that can be recycled at our E-Bins

 

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