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Post by KindClare » Wed, 10 Feb 2010 8:37 pm

Can anyone tell me how refuse collection works in Singapore?

For example, in USA, our collection was once a week in a giant wheelie bin (no limit other than oversize items) right at your house. Recycling is difficult and inconvenient. Any large items to go to the "dump" were quite expensive to dispose.

Here in UK, collection only every 2 weeks, very small rubbish bin but a large, large recycling bin. Any oversize items (mattress, broken fridge) go to recycling center for free (you provide transport).

Strange question I know. . .

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 8:42 am

For those of us living in a semi detached neighborhood:

a) Twice weekly pickup of wet garbage (can provided)
b) Once a week recycle pick up
c) I've not had heavy duty 'heavy trash' but the trash collectors will take most anything, gahmen seems to pick up the rest.

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Post by Saint » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 9:36 am

For us living in condo.

A) Just chuck everything down shute.
B) Our place has various recycling bins. I tend to save up newspapers and leave them outside door for newspaper guy to collect.
C) Big stuff, either have a word with security guys as they can usually arrange or listen out for the gahmen sounding their trumpet horns (is that the correct word for it?).

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