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Recycling in Singapore

What’s worse than not recycling? Throwing dirty items in the bin and contaminating the clean recyclables inside, pretty much rendering none of them recyclable at all.

*PSA* only clean items can be recycled. This means rinsing your cans or food jars etc before placing it in a bin.

These cannot be recycled: used Starbucks cups, used bbq grills, food packaging (and the flies that are attracted to it), bubble wrap etc.

When in doubt, trashing it might be better then making formerly recyclable stuff become trash because it’s now dirtied.

Here’s what happens to the stuff placed in these blue bins.

And here’s what can and cannot be recycled:

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