General Waste


In Singapore, general waste, ie trash or rubbish, is symbolized by the “Green Bins” which are not always green! They can come in any colour but are usually green or black.

If it can't be recycled, upcycled, repurposed or reused… then the last resort is to put it in the trash.  

Depending on where you live and work, general waste is collected by public or private waste collectors and is sent to a waste-to-energy plant for incineration.  

Watch this video by Nas Daily to see what happens to this trash. 



Accepted Items

The green bins are for all trashed items EXCEPT those that are too big to fit. If your item is too bulky for regular trash, see here: Large and Bulky Items.

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2023