Reverse Vending machines in Singapore

Reverse Vending Machines


Deposit used aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles in the Recycle and Save machines to receive cash discount coupons or rewards depending on the type and location of machine. 

Recycle N Save started a joint initiative by F&N and NEA to place 50 Smart Reverse Vending Machines across Singapore to encourage recycling of used plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans.

There are now plans to expand the network of machines to 400+ in order to support a national deposit system for plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Read More Here.


In addition to the Recycle-n-Save programme, Alba operates Reverse Vending Machines in various locations including Hong Kah North Eco Hub, Yuhua Food Centre, Pioneer Mall, Science Centre Singapore and various locations in Jurong. In 2022, it was announced that Alba had plans for up to 10 Reverse Vending Machines unfortunately Alba provides no listing of locations on its website or in its Step-Up app. 

Accepted Items

Aluminium drink cans and PET drink bottles only.

Note: these machines have been programmed to identify and accept empty plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans that have a readable barcode on them. The RVMs can accept a wide variety of shapes and sizes of empty plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans and that can fit in the 15cm diameter hole.

Last Updated: Mar 5, 2024