Littering

DON'T THROW CIGARETTE BUTTS OUT OF THE CAR WINDOW, NEA COULD ISSUE $2,000 FINE IF PEOPLE SABO YOU

Drivers who have the bad habit of flicking your cigarette butts out of windows better beware. In early November 2017, one such car owner was shocked to receive a letter from NEA which demanded they name the driver who was driving the vehicle at the time of offence. NEA with the help of LTA took enforcement action on a tip-off from the public which alleged that the said driver threw his cigarette butt out of the car window along Tampines Avenue 5. If the driver did not cooperate with NEA, he could be subject to a fine as high as $2,000 over this littering offence.

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IS THIS SEMBAWANG PARK OR SEMBAWANG RUBBISH DUMP?

I had been Sembawang park last weekend with my brother who came from Australia for vacation, it was totally disappointing for this visit, as the beach side was full of rubbish, like cans, container, fish net, even full-faced helmet. The water is dirty and oily, no one dare to go in to swimming.

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LEE BEE WAH: RESIDENTS WHO CATCH LITTERBUGS GET TO EARN HALF THE SUMMONS?

Singaporeans looking to make some extra money can now thank Ms Lee Bee Wah, Nee Soon South's member of parliament. According to the MP, having monthly litter picking activities will not be enough to keep Singapore clean and green. She is now encouraging residents to look out for those who persistently litter and dirty the neighborhood.

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CAN GOVT STOP FOREIGN WORKERS FROM DIRTYING MY ESTATE WITH BEER CANS & LITTER?

I'm staying at Blk 312A Sumanglink... Every day n night ESP weekends I have to see my entire area with beer cans n litter lying around littered by this foreign workers. They will even sit around or at the road side to drink beers n chit chat. Having a teenage daughter I'm afraid to even send her down to buy things. Can someone do something about this please? We singaporeans bought a house to have a clean environment n not with these rubbish n beers can n smell everywhere!

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INDRANEE: MY RESIDENT KEEPS THROWING TEABAGS ONTO PALM TREE

After the Cleaner Appreciation event yesterday afternoon (see post below), I took a walk around the common space at blks 128, 129 and 130 Bukit Merah View and checked out the environment. Was dismayed to see this palm tree adorned with tea bags, obviously thrown from a higher floor and which had snagged on the leaves and branches. It was like a Christmas tree except that instead of pretty ornaments, this poor tree was festooned with used Dilmah tea bags!

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VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN: CLEANERS TO BE GIVEN ONE DAY OFF, RESIDENTS TO CLEAN UP OWN ESTATE

Cleaners with various town councils this year will be given a day off, with residents instead mobilised to clean up their own neighbourhoods, as part of fresh efforts to tackle the littering scourge. The standard of cleanliness in Singapore has fallen, with surveys showing that from 2006 to 2010, the number of litter items collected almost doubling, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan in Parliament today (March 11).

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