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Recycling Points

Transforming trash into gold, and gold into loving hearts

Every second Sunday of the month is Tzu Chi’s Recycling Day. In close to 40 neighbourhoods across the island, Tzu Chi has garnered the support of various Residents’ Committees, to transform the void decks of HDB blocks, communal pavilions, activity areas, etc. into temporary recycling points. Residents living nearby are invited to bring their recyclable items for sorting and recycling on Recycling Day. They are also encouraged to bring their children along to learn about environmental protection.

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Under the guidance of dedicated volunteers, each Recycling Day is a community activity that promotes kinship and good neighbourliness. Besides doing recycling work hands-on, the volunteers also share knowledge about environmental protection in a warm and friendly atmosphere. After completing the half-day task of sorting the recyclables according to their material, everyone will work together to clean up each venue and restore the venue to its original clean state. Proceeds from the sale of all recyclables are then channeled into Tzu Chi Singapore’s General Fund.

While doing recycling work, the volunteers become more aware of the wasteful habits of a consumerist culture. The experience inspires them to reflect on their own lives, and they start living a less wasteful lifestyle and curbing unnecessary consumption, thereby reducing the amount of trash generated.

Master Cheng Yen describes the recycling volunteers as “Grassroots Bodhi”, akin to the roots of grasses that protect the soil and water. When every household carries out green practices, we can protect and save our planet.

We warmly invite you and your family to join our ranks of environmental defenders and serve as guardians of Mother Earth!

Sorting of Recyclables

The recyclables in Tzu Chi’s Recycling Points are sorted into the following categories to help reduce the burden of the recycling merchants in handling the recyclables and also increase the sales value of the materials:

*Please note that the following items are not collected at our recycling points:
Styrofoam, PVC material, rubber container, furniture, wood product, pottery, aquarium, mirror, pillow, diaper, undergarment, socks

We seek your cooperation in doing some preliminary sorting at home. If the items have been contaminated by oil stains, food residues, etc., kindly please clean them at home before sending them for recycling. In this way, we can prevent cross-contamination with other recyclables, while also safeguard the volunteers doing the sorting work.

Let us strive towards our common goal of “Keeping the Source Clean”!

Setting up a recycling point  FAQs 

Community Recycling Points Island-wide

Apart from the monthly Recycling Day, you are welcome to join our recycling activities at our other recycling venues as follows:

Night-time Recycling

Tiong Bahru Recycling Point
Every second Thursday of the month, 7PM – 9PM
Blk 23, Jalan Membina, S163023
Nearest MRT station:Tiong Bahru

Day-time Recycling

Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre
Monday to Friday : 9AM – 1PM
Saturday : 9AM – 4PM
Level 1, 1 Woodlands Sector 1, Nylect Industrial Building, S738309
Nearest MRT station:Admiralty

Bukit Ho Swee Recycling Point
Every Thursday, 8.30AM – 11AM
*Closed on 8th Feb, 15th Feb, 22nd Feb, 1st Mar 2018 due to Chinese New Year
Blk 26, Jalan Klinik, S160026
Nearest MRT station:Tiong Bahru

Tzu Chi Recycling Day

Every second Sunday of the month, 9AM–12Noon
Year 2018:14/1, 11/2, 11/3, 8/4, 20/5*, 10/6, 8/7, 12/8, 9/9, 14/10, 11/11, & 9/12
* Change of day due to Buddha Day celebrations

Recycling Points:


Blk 682B, Woodlands Drive 62, S732682
Nearest MRT:Admiralty

Blk 98, Aljunied Crescent, S380098
Nearest MRT:Aljunied

Ang Mo Kio 1
Blk 541, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, S560541
Nearest MRT:Ang Mo Kio

Ang Mo Kio 2
Blk 624, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, S560624 
Nearest MRT:Yio Chu Kang

Bedok 1
Blk 185, Bedok North Road, S460185
Nearest MRT:Tanah Merah

Bedok 2
Blk 111, Bedok North Road, S460111
Nearest MRT:Bedok

Bedok 3
Blk 79 Bedok North Road, S460079
Nearest MRT:Tanah Merah

Bukit Batok 
Blk 268, Bukit Batok East Avenue 4, S650268
Nearest MRT:Bukit Batok

Bukit Gombak
Blk 369, Bukit Batok Street 31, S650369
邻近地铁站:Bukit Gombak

Bukit Panjang 1
Blk 413, Saujana Road, S670413

Bukit Panjang 2
Blk 149, Petir Road, S670149
Nearest MRT:Petir

Chai Chee 
Blk 27, Chai Chee Road, S460027
Nearest MRT:Bedok

Choa Chu Kang 
Blk 474, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, S680474
Nearest MRT:Choa Chu Kang


Blk 441, Fajar Road, Bukit Panjang, S670441
Nearest MRT:Fajar

Ghim Moh
Blk 7, Ghim Moh Road, S270007
Nearest MRT:Bouna Vista

Hougang 1
Neighbourhood 6 Park, Hougang Street 61, S530686
Nearest MRT:Hougang

Hougang 2
Blk 112, Hougang Avenue 1, S530112
Nearest MRT:Kovan

Jurong East
Blk 258, Jurong East Street 24, S600258
Nearest MRT:Chinese Garden

Jurong West 1
Blk 510, Jurong West Street 52, S640510
Nearest MRT:Lakeside

Jurong West 2 
Blk 931, Jurong West 92, S640931
Nearest MRT:Pioneer

Marine Parade 1
Blk 76, Marine Drive, S440076

Marine Parade 2
Blk 34, Marine Crescent, S440034

Blk 174, Woodlands Street 13, S730174
Nearest MRT:Marsiling

Pasir Ris 1
Blk 608, Elias Road, S510608
Nearest MRT:Pasir Ris

Pasir Ris 2
Blk 256, Pasir Ris Street 21, S510256
Nearest MRT:Pasir Ris

Blk 167, Punggol East, S820167
Nearest MRT:Punggol


Redhill 1
Blk 84, Redhill Lane, S150084
Nearest MRT:Redhill

Redhill 2
Blk 109, Jalan Bukit Merah, S160109
Nearest MRT:Tiong Bahru

Blk 266D, Compassvale Bow, S544266
Nearest MRT:Buangkok

Blk 241, Serangoon Avenue 3, S550241
Nearest MRT:Serangoon

Shunfu Road (will cease operation from March 2018 onwards)
Linkway between Blk 307 and 308 Shunfu Road, S570308

Nearest MRT:Marymount

Tampines 1
Blk 202, Tampines Street 21, S520202
Nearest MRT:Tampines

Tampines 2
Blk 331, Tampines Street 32, S520331

Toa Payoh 1
The Pavilion @ 78A Toa Payoh Central, S311078
Nearest MRT:Toa Payoh

Toa Payoh 2
Blk 156A, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, S311156
Nearest MRT:Toa Payoh

Yishun 1
Blk 805, Yishun Ring Road, S760805
Nearest MRT:Khatib

Yishun 2
Blk 701, Yishun Avenue 5, S760701
Nearest MRT:Yishun


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