S'pore households can collect free recycling box at vending machines islandwide from Mar. 19 to Apr. 30

At community clubs and selected bus interchanges.

Zi Shan Kow | March 17, 2023, 12:25 PM

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Singapore residents can now collect a household recycling box, known as Bloobox, at vending machines islandwide from Mar. 19 to Apr. 30.

This is part of the National Environment Agency's (NEA) effort to encourage every residential household in Singapore to set up a home recycling corner.

This complements Singapore’s ongoing efforts to make recycling convenient, said NEA.

How to collect

Residents can collect the Bloobox at the vending machines by:

  • scanning the barcode of their NRIC, FIN card, or SingPass Digital NRIC, or
  • keying in their NRIC or FIN number.

The vending machines can be found at more than 140 locations across Singapore.

They include community clubs, selected bus interchanges and other common spaces.

Find your nearest vending machine and its stock levels here.

Image by NEA.

How to use Bloobox

The box is foldable and can hold up to 5kg of paper, plastic, metal or glass recyclables, or e-waste.

It has instructions on what can and cannot be recycled, as well as a removable divider so households can create a separate compartment for small e-waste items.

Bloobox was designed in collaboration with a team of students from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Image by NEA.

Image by NEA.

Image by NEA.

If unsure, you can refer to NEA's Clean & Green Singapore website or this PDF guide to help you identify what is recyclable.

When the Bloobox is full, the recyclables should be emptied into a blue recycling bin or a recycling chute.

Light bulbs and batteries should be deposited into e-waste bins.

The Bloobox is washable and is designed to be reused. It is also recyclable.

Image by NEA.

Top images by NEA and Gawain Pek