Garbage collection fees for homes to increase due to rising operating costs

Garbage collection fees for homes will be raised next year by the National Environment Agency (NEA), due to higher operating costs.
Garbage collection fees for homes will be raised next year by the National Environment Agency (NEA), due to higher operating costs.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Garbage collection fees for homes will be raised next year by the National Environment Agency (NEA), due to higher operating costs.

The current refuse collection fees are $7.49 for apartments - including Housing Board flats and condominiums that have not opted out of the public waste collection scheme - and $24.81 for landed homes.

Due to higher operating costs, such as for manpower, the monthly refuse collection fees will be raised to $8.25 for apartments and $27.47 for landed homes from Jan 1, said NEA on Monday (Nov 7).

Each household pays its public waste collector - appointed by NEA through an open tender - a monthly refuse collection fee through its monthly utility bill

NEA said such collection fees are reviewed regularly and the next review is scheduled for January 2019.