What is Recycle N Save?
This initiative combines a compelling cause, a means for Singaporeans to recycle their used plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans and a reward for their efforts.
When was the Recycle N Save Initiative rolled out?
What are Reverse Vending Machines?
What does the Recycle N Save RVM accept?
What are the rewards given out by the RVM?
For Multi-Reward RVMs, users can choose one of the following rewards for every 10 drink containers (plastic drink bottle / aluminium drink can) successfully deposited:
- 10 STAR$ (CapitaStar). Click here to find out more on CapitaStar
- ActiveSG $0.50. Click here to find out more on ActiveSG App
- 5 Sentosa Fun Pass Tokens. Click here to find out more on the rewards available
- Anywheel 30mins Free Ride. Click here to find out more about Anywheel
Terms and Conditions apply.
To find out the type of reward the RVM nearest to your location is offering, please visit the "Find a Machine" page and use the "Machine Type" filter.
What happens if I deposit less than 10 empty plastic drink bottles and/or aluminium drink cans in the Multi-Reward RVMs or less than 20 empty plastic drink bottles and/or aluminium drink cans in the Single-Reward RVMs; or do not have bottles/cans in multiples of 10 or 20 to deposit?
Should you deposit less than the minimum quantity required, the RVM will still accept the drink containers but will not disburse any reward.
Why is it necessary to deposit 10 containers at the Multi-Reward RVMs and 20 containers at the Single-Reward RVMs to get rewarded?
How do I use the RVMs?
Why must there be a barcode on bottles/cans for them to be accepted?
Why does the reverse vending machine work only with the bottom of bottles/cans facing inwards?
The RVM does not recognise the plastic drink bottle or aluminium drink can that I have deposited into the machine, what can I do?
If the RVM still does not recognise the container, call 6565 7895 during oﬃce hours (8.00am - 5.15pm, Monday - Friday) or 9880 5238 outside of oﬃce hours. You can also reach us via WhatsApp Chat at 9880 5238 at any time. Do also provide us with the product name, size and barcode.
You may wish to dispose of the container at the nearest recycling bin or keep your container for disposal after we have informed you that the machine database has been updated.
The RVM was full when I wanted to deposit my drink containers, what can I do?
You may wish to dispose of the container at the nearest recycling bin or keep your container for disposal after we have informed you that the machine has been emptied.
I’ve encountered another issue not listed above, what can I do?
I would like to learn more about the Recycle N Save Initiative, how can I get in touch?
Tell us more about the reverse vending machines and why they are being introduced?
Reverse vending machines are machines which are able to identify, sort and collect used plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans. The machines are programmed to identiy and reject containers which are not plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans, or are not empty or without readable barcodes.
Are there any plans to educate members of the public on how to use the Recycle N Save Smart Reverse Vending Machines?
In March 2020, the RVM School Education Programme was launched in selected schools to educate and encourage students to actively collect and segregate their recyclables and to bring their accumulated empty plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans to the RVMs for recycling.
If your school is interested in participating in the programme, please submit your request electronically using NEA’s Online Feedback Form.