NEA calls for proposals for waste recovery facility

he National Environment Agency (NEA) is calling for proposals for a mechanical and biological treatment facility.
he National Environment Agency (NEA) is calling for proposals for a mechanical and biological treatment facility.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The National Environment Agency (NEA) is calling for proposals for a mechanical and biological treatment facility.

The pilot facility will harness mechanical and biological treatment technologies to maximise recycling and resource recovery from domestic waste, the NEA said on Wednesday.

It will be able to process at least 300 tonnes of domestic waste each day over 20 years.

The plant will be sited by JTC in Tuas South Avenue 2 and will be privately financed, built, owned and operated.

"This facility will help bring Singapore closer to achieving its target of 70 per cent recycling rate by 2030," said the NEA.

"This is aligned to the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint plan of moving Singapore towards becoming a Zero Waste Nation with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of landfilling residual waste," it added.

Currently, about 80 per cent of domestic waste in Singapore is disposed of at waste-to-energy incineration plants.

Local and international companies have from now till Feb 2 next year to submit their proposals.