Map of Red Packet Recycling Bins CNY 2024



Most of the red packet recycling bins have been provided in collaboration with Tay Paper which has now declared bankruptcy. Given this development, we are unsure of the reliability of these bins or even if they will continue operation. Operations at the company have ceased and paper already collected is at the premises unprocessed.

During and shortly after the Chinese New Year period, most major banks have collection boxes as well as some companies. 


  • DBS - year round (more info)
  • UOB - year round at select branches (see below)
  • OCBC - until 1 Mar 2024 at all branches
  • Geneco  - until 31 Mar 2024
  • PhillipCapital - does not appear to be recycling in 2024

We've mapped out all the locations found on the links above to make it easier to find the nearest red-packet recycling bin near you.  

If you do not find a bin at the location indicated, please approach the bank staff. They may be in the process of swapping out full bins.

Read more about why you should use these bins instead of normal paper recycling here.


Note: this is a collation of public information collected by We cannot guarantee that the organisations' information is accurate. In 2023, some members of our community noted that bins were not always where the banks said they would be. 

Please inform us if you learn of any discrepancies in bin locations.

If you would like to be part of the volunteer community that helps us verify this kind of information, please join our telegram group: Recyclopedia Fact Checking Team.

Accepted Items

Red Packets / Hong Bao. Please remove the plastic packaging before putting the envelopes in the bin.

Last Updated: May 4, 2024