Where to freecycle, recycle and donate in Singapore

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Mr KP Loh repairs old luggage at Depot Road [more]


The Oasis Beauty Kitchen at 280 Joo Chiat Road takes sturdy boxes up to 25cm wide, bubble wrap, ribbons & twine, and strong paper bags. No polymailers, jars, flimsy boxes, or stained packaging. DEAD [more]

Old bikes

Apparently @thebikeshack fixes up old bikes and resells them. [more]

Used Tennis Balls

Yellowship collects old tennis balls and finds a new life for them. [more]

Xice Gel Packs

Checkout the map created for giving/receiving cold gel packs [more]

Amazon cold bags

Lim's Holland Village accept clean bags which they use for wrapping goods. Not to be confused with Lim's Legacy aka Lim's Arts and Living. While they have multiple locations, only the Holland Village location is confirmed to take them. The Joo Chiat location refused them. [more]

Waste Plastic

The Plastic Project accepts donations of clean plastic from time to time at their collection point in Yishun [more]


See the Package Pals resource list here. It lists various businesses asking for a wide variety of packaging including
- Poly mailers
- Paper envelopes
- Plastic packets
- Bubble wrap
- tetrapaks
- Cream cheese cartons
- Cardboard boxes
- paper and plastic bags
- fabric
- styrofoam stuffing, peanuts, etc
- mooncake boxes [more]

Packaging, polymailers, envelopes, bubblewrap

Package Pals They receive big envelopes, padded plastic envelopes, bubble wraps, and poly mailers. They collect them and they will reuse them for their e-commerce partners. Please check the FAQ page for more details. [more]

Clothes, Accessories, Appliances, Electronics, IT, toys

SSVP - Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Thrift shop. Donations accepted at their Eunis location on Tuesdays. Please only donate items in good, saleable condition. Absolutely do NOT accept furniture, CDs, shoes or books. Thrift shop is at 501 Geylang Rd. [more]


Refresh Flowers SG Serving to repurpose wedding flowers for those in our hospices in Singapore [more]

Pens, Pencils & Writing Material

Ongoing donation drive at Essential Extra Gift Shop at OUE Downtown Gallery. [more]

Paper Bags

Donate your bags to Woods in the Books and Books Ahoy! at 3 Yong Siak Street in Tiong Bahru. [more]

Sport Shoes (Drive)

Drop your used sports shoes at one of the collection centres recycled as material for sport tracks. [more]

Mascara Wands

ACRES frequently rescues birds and small mammals stuck on glue traps (which is very painful for them) and the process of removing the glue with oil is a slow and careful one. These wands would aid their work ... see the comments here: DEAD [more]


Mendaki is looking for children's books in good condition suitable for ages 2-14. DEAD [more]

Crutches, wheelchairs and other mobility aids

Kampung Senang accepts mobility aids and does refurbishment on wheelchairs for their beneficiaries. [more]

Clothes, shoes, bags, bikes, laptops, phones (Drive)

Ends April 23rd. Once a year, the Tana River Life Foundation does a collection in Singapore to send items to a community in Kenya... [more]


SPCA Singapore welcomes donation of old towels (cleaned and washed) as well as Leashes and harnesses & Cat litters trays. Of course they also welcome donation of food for rabbits, cats & dogs. Details have been removed from their website so call them for more info. [more]


United Square shopping centre has Book Exchange shelves next to the Concierge on Level 1. They prefer children's books. [more]


Books & Beer does regular meetups where you can grab a pint and swap some books... [more]

School Supplies / Books / Uniforms

School Kaki is a group where you can share textbooks, assessment books, stationary, uniforms or anything else related to schools. [more]

Fabric, sewing & art supplies

Fabricate upcycles used material and fabric for home decor. Sewing supplies (buttons, zips, thread etc) , and art supplies also welcome. [more]

Reusable Bags

Residents of Hong Kah North can give and take re-usable shopping bags from their local Sheng Siong. Very soon, all Prime and Sheng Siong Supermarkets will have these shelves for residents to donate their tote bags so that shoppers can use and return when they shop for groceries... [more]

Bubble Wrap / Plastic Packaging Material

Share Our Bubble Wraps is a telegram group where people can offer or request bubble wrap. [more]

Food Scraps

Foodscape Collective has put together a map of people who give and receive food scraps for composting. [more]

Food, clothes, books and toys

GoodWill@SCC At the Goodwill Store, food, clothes, books and toys and other pre-loved items are donated by those who can share. Those in need are given the food and other items to help them tide over difficult items. [more]

Baby and Childrens Clothes and Goods

Preloved Baby Goods Singapore is an FB group for parents to buy, sell, trade and bless baby goods (items for babies, kids 7 & below, maternity and nursing). [more]

Business Clothes

Image Mission is a non-profit organisation on a mission to promote the economic independence of the disadvantaged in Singapore, by providing them with coaching, image services and presentable work attire for job interviews and career advancement. Closed until further notice DEAD [more]

Wedding Gowns, Fabric, White Ribbon

Angel Hearts makes "angel gowns" for babies who sadly do not make it home from the hospital and helping mummies who suffered loss to work through their grief by sewing and crafting. [more]

Laptops / Computers

RE-PC accepts any Laptops or Macs up to 7 years old DEAD [more]

Specs / Glasses

Singapore Medical Group (SMG) launched its Campaign Against Poor Vision in 2008. The campaign's objective is to collect used spectacles from the public to help children and adults in Third World countries achieve clearer vision. All types of plastic- and metal-framed spectacles – including sunglasses – are accepted, such as those for short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. All donated spectacles will be cleaned and classified according to prescription before being distributed to the needy. Members of the public may donate their used spectacles at ... [more]

Specs / Glasses

Lions Recycle for Sight has established a wide network in the collection of used spectacles from our local community. The LRS Project Team also works in collaboration with schools and tertiary institutions in the cleaning, sterilizing and grading used spectacles before distributing to the poor and needy with correctable vision. [more]

Plastic Bags

Share Our Plastic is a telegram group where people who have extra plastic bags share them with people who don't have enough of them. [more]

CNY containers (drive)

Project bECOme is working with Nanyang Girls' High School once again to collect used CNY snack containers from the public this November so they can be reused. [more]


FairPrice Share-A-Textbook lets you give and received second hand educational books. this is an annual drive that takes place in early December. The 2018 drive ended Dec 9. [more]

Essential Oil Bottles

The social space has launched the first #essentialoils bottle take back program in Singapore. 333 Kreta Ayer Road DEAD [more]

Egg trays / cartons

Many egg sellers in wet markets will take these. [more]


Fei Yue Centre at Blk 185 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 accepts dry food donations for the needy. [more]

Surplus bread and food from bakeries

Food from the Heart channel surplus food from bakeries to those in need. [more]

Unexpired packaged food

The Food Pantry at 100 Sims Avenue sells consumable food that is close to expiry date. Each item is $1. Donations can be made to the pantry. Open 365 a year 12pm to 6pm, 7pm to 10pm. [more]

Excess Buffet Food

Food Rescue is a telegram group where members can post info on surplus food from events and others can offer to take some. Posts can be in advance (ie you anticipate extra food) or on the spot when it's clear there will be leftovers. Some people taking food are redistributing to low income beneficiaries. [more]

Reusable Bags / Tote Bags

Jaya Ambiga Trading at Block 432A Senkang West Way #01-01 collects reusable bags year round. DEAD [more]

Food Waste

Two more hawker centres have installed biodigesters: Block 58 in New Upper Changi Road and Block 16 in Bedok South Road. [more]

Food Waste

Foodscape Collective maintains a map of people & organisations who are willing to give or receive food waste for composting [more]

Food Waste

Find a community garden in your area and ask them if they do composting and take food scraps [more]

Food Waste

Singapore Vermicomposting - Worm Composting is a facebook group where you can learn how to make your own worm composting bin. [more]

Food Waste

Citizen Farm takes food waste for their Black Soldier Fly composting. They have a collection bin outside the main building. *Solid food waste only! Plese drain out any excess liquids before throwin it into the bin eg Sauces, dressing. No plastics, tissues, utensils, etc. [more]

Clothes & accessories

New2U Thrift Shop The shop sells pre-loved clothing, accessories, household items, ornaments, books and etc. All goods are donated, [more]


SiloamXperience Thrift Store Yishun. The mission of the Thrift Store is to turn “Trash into Treasure". These items will then be made available to the less privileged families in our community and for mission groups like ours to bring them to different parts of the world to support relief work. If you are looking for a bargain, you are also welcome to pop by to shop for a good cause! Nett proceeds from the Thrift Store go towards supporting underprivileged children and youth in Singapore and Cambodia. [more]

Dog food and products

Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) is a a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore. You can donate dog food, flea and tick medication or heartworm medication which can be used for our fostered dogs or to supplement the stray feeders that we support. For donation of dog food or other dog related products, please email us at ... [more]


Dignity Mama We welcome donations of English and Chinese books, both fiction and non-fiction, National Geographic, Readers’ Digest, Archie Comics, Young Scientists. We do not accept encyclopedia, pre-tertiary textbooks and magazines & comics except those mentioned above.
Drop off locations:
Serangoon Ave 3,
Ng Teng Fong Hospital [more]


Willing Hearts operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes about 5,000 daily meals to over 40 locations island wide, 365 days a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low income families, children from single parent families or otherwise poverty stricken families, and migrant workers in Singapore. For individual donors who would like to donate provisions to us, here is a recommended list of items.

Bee Hoon
Oil – preferably Canola Oil or Sunflower Oil
Sugar – preferably Raw Sugar
Tomato Sauce
Chilli Sauce
Sesame Oil
Light Soy Sauce
Dark Soy Sauce [more]


The Food Bank Singapore encourages donation of surplus packaged food (ie don't buy new to donate: what excess food do you already have?) . Reasons for donation may include short shelf life, approaching sell-by date, labeling error, discontinued brand, surplus inventory, minor recipe variation, or damaged external packing. They have donation boxes at various locations (see more). These food items will then be redistributed to their member beneficiaries. [more]


Blessings in a Bag do donation collections for low income families in Singapore. Items should be new or like new in most cases. Click through for their wishlist of items include a list of children's books and games that have been requested.
SAMLA Storage Boxes from IKEA
iPads & Tablets
Lightening Cable
USB Power socket and adaptor
HDMI cable for apple
Book vouchers for Kino and Popular
Ziplock Bags [more]


Pass-It-On The project seeks to provide a meaningful way to distribute unwanted, albeit useful items to benefit the needy. VWOs registered with Pass-It-On can request items on “Wish List”. General Public can fulfil needy wishes by donating the requested items.
home appliances,
home furniture,
medical aids,
mobility aids,
learning aids,
etc [more]

Working Laptops and iPads

Good Karma is a Singapore based initiative which supports beneficiaries in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. They collect computers for kids in Cambodia. [more]


Filter wools (brand new) for our turtles.
1ml and 3ml syringes.
Surgical face masks (including N95 masks)
Non-powdered latex and nitrile gloves (all sizes are welcome).
Cable ties of different sizes.
Ziploc bags.
Stapler-free newspapers.
Used water pumps.
Flowering/edible plants – Hibiscus / Portulaca / Mulberry.
Exoterra Calcium supplements.
Fuel vouchers (diesel for our rescue and education vans).
Supermarket gift vouchers to buy food for animals.
Gift vouchers from electrical appliances/furniture shops.
Gift vouchers from pet shops (that do not sell live animals) to buy treats or food for ACRES’ dogs. [more]

Re-usable Shopping Bags - plastic, paper, material

Nutrimax Organic Store, 390 Victoria St #02-30 Golden Landmark or call to arrange for a pick up. [more]


Swapaholic Swapaholic is a clothing & accessory swap that helps declutter & refresh your closet; without hurting your wallet and our planet! [more]


The Fashion Pulpit Welcome to Singapore's first open space for SWAPPING, UPCYCLING, TAILORING, and LEARNING FASHION TRICKS. [more]

Paper Plastics Metal Glass Bottles Clothes Aluminium Cans Electronic Articles Ink Cartridges

Gratitude Corner is an environmental and community outreach programme that aims to spread the values of gratitude through recycling efforts as well as to educate people on the concept of mindful consumption. At Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, 88 Bright Hill Road Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore 574117 [more]


H&M collects old clothes as part of its recycling programme. When you drop off your unwanted textiles in a H&M store (just ask for the garment-collecting box, often located next to the cash desks), you’ll get rewarded with a voucher.
WARNING: they are notorious for burning clothes and so are generally NOT recommended. The recycling programme appears to simply be a way to get people to come into their shops. [more]

Light Bulbs

IKEA is the first major retailer in Singapore that provides light bulb recycling services for consumers. There are collection bins at our lighting department and wrapping stations. All collected light bulbs (incandescent, florescent and halogen, and LED types) are recycled with PNH Recycle Pte Ltd. [more]

Big eWaste / printers / scanners

If you have e-waste that is too big for the usual e-waste bins, City Square Mall takes larger items. Bring them to L2 Customer Service Counter for recycling. Note that there is a size limitation and the do not take "bulky" items like washing machines and TVs. They do take computers, small appliances, fans, etc. [more]

e-Waste Mobile phones and chargers, laptops & tablets, modems & routers, accessories like lithium batteries and cables

There are eWaste bins all over the island. The easiest way to find the one nearest you is to use the my ENV app. The slot for the bins are fairly small so while a laptop may fit, a PC will not. For larger appliances and computers, see the listing for City Square Mall. [more]

Plastic, Paper, Metal, Glass, Electrical appliances. Clothes, Others

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. The best way to ensure your items are recycled properly plus proceeds raised go to the good works of the charity. [more]

Baby, Kids, Parents stuff

Preloved Baby Goods Singapore FB Group is a community for parents to buy, sell, trade and bless baby goods (items for babies, kids 7 & below, maternity and nursing). This FB group is brought to you by theAsianparent.com [more]

Baby, Kids, Parents stuff

SG Preloved Baby Goods - FB group [more]

Baby, Kids, Parents stuff

Singapore Moms Preloved and Blessing Group - FB group [more]

Ikea Furniture

IKEA Singapore - Secondhand/ Pre-owned Ikea in SG - FB group [more]


Sell and buy preloved books (SINGAPORE) - FB group [more]


Plant Freecycling Singapore [more]

Art Supplies & Objects

Art Don't Throw FB Group This is an initiative to link all artists and arts groups in Singapore to kickstart a culture of resource sharing. Whether you are tearing down a work and wants to dispose of materials that someone may find use for, or creating a work and is in need of materials, this is the place to look. Fabric, paint, boxes, supplies, string, yarn, plywood, ... whatever you can think of that can possibly be repurposed for art. [more]

plastic bottles, papers, old tools, wooden products, etc

Green Warehouse FB Group This non-profit platform encourages reusing, recycling and repurposing materials which have outlived their initial intent. Recommended products include plastic bottles, papers, old tools, wooden products (e.g. wine crates and pallets), etc which can be repurposed/upcycled into useful items again. [more]

Non-English Books

Migrant Library Note that they are not accepting English books at the moment. Bengali, Chinese, Indonesian, Tamil, Filipino, Malay, Burmese, and Thai [more]

Clothes, Belts & Handbags, Books and newspapers

Metta Welfare Association
For hygiene purposes, please ensure all items are placed in a plastic bag before dropping them in the bin that’s located in the basement carpark of Metta Building, 32 Simei Street 1, Singapore(529950). For redistribution to needy [more]

Furniture, clothes, collectibles and house wares

MINDS thrift shops: Margaret Dr, Wodlands, Rosyth & Redhill [more]


Every year towards the year end, Wacoal collect bras for RECYCLING (ie not redistribution). This appears to be part of their marketing efforts to attract new customers. Those who drop off old bras get $5 in wacoal membership points (meaning you have to become a wacoal member to enjoy this). Usually held near the end of the year. DEAD [more]


Uplift collects new and second hand bras and sends them wherever requested by women's groups. [more]

Sports Shoes

In My Shoes is a movement to collect sports shoes and redistribute them to those in need. [more]

Specs / Glasses

Visio Optical runs a spectacle collection programme to ensure that spectacles are made available to the needy. If you have any old or new spectacles that you don't use, please bring them along when you visit our store, and will take care of the rest. [more]

Tote bags

Bounce Bags. A storage point for reusable bags is set up at the Nee Soon East Courtyard, Blk 293 Yishun St 22. Residents are able to leave their excess reusable bags here. Shoppers heading to the wet market and shops nearby can pick up reusable bags from the storage point for free, so they can avoid using plastic bags! [more]

Non-woven reusable tote bags

Wardah Books. 58 Bussorah Street. If you have non-woven bags lying around at home, hand them over to us and we’ll re-use them at the bookstore. Not paper bags and Not polyethylene bags, only clean non-woven bags in a reusable condition. [more]


There are e-waste bins all over Singapore. To find the one closest to you, use the myENV app [more]

Everything @Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM)

The Singapore Really Really Free Market is a market where everything is free! This freecycling market takes place every couple of months at different locations across the island [more]

Women's clothes, toiletries, sewing machines, craft supplies

HOME NGO is dedicated to empowering and supporting migrant workers who find themselves victims of human rights violations and suffer abuse and exploitation. Donate women’s clothing, unopened food or toiletries to our shelter. Donate craft items such as sewing machines, paints and drawing materials. See "Other ways to donate" ... DEAD [more]

Used ink / toner cartridges

The Canon Recycling Programme has collection boxes at most libraries. Project Homecoming accepts ink and toner cartridges from all participating and non-participating brands. Click through for list of participating libraries. [more]


Freevo Nation Massive FB Group which was created to make giving away preloved furniture easy, fast and friendly. Items move very quickly. [more]


There are various charities and facebook groups where you can consider giving away your furniture. See this post for info... [more]

Medicine and Drugs

No charities are taking these at present. Please dispose of your drugs in the trash or return them to the hospital. Drugs returned are not reused. They will be disposed of. [more]


Something Old Something New (SOSN) is a thrift shop which provides training and employment opportunities to persons recovering from psychiatric conditions. Donate your new or used items of good condition. [more]

Women's Office Clothes

Dress for Success re-homes work appropriate clothes for women. Their website says they only accept plus sizes at the moment however that message is over 2 years old. DEAD [more]

Re-usable Shopping Bags - plastic, paper, material

Khoo Teck Phuat hospital pharmacy [more]

Old Pens

Save that pen has collection bins in various locations. See bin locations here... [more]

Backpacks, caps, power banks and umbrellas

itsraininraincoats collects and redistributes items of use to migrant workers. From time to time this may include surplus CNY goodies, mens clothes, sheets & yoga mats. Follow their page to stay tuned on upcoming drives. [more]


The National Library and many Local Libraries have donation shelves near their entrance. Book lovers are welcome to give and take books from these shelves. Some locations are more active than others. The central library, Bedok and Bishan are reported to be quite active. [more]

Paper and Tote Bags

The Fashion Pulpit For Pre-Loved Fashion Shop [more]

Odds & Ends, Art Supplies and more...

Playeum. These materials will be placed at our Future Maker Space for children who visit us and want to make creations. Until April 2019.

Automobile Odds & Ends (Spring, Wires etc.);
Plain Boxes;
Electronic Waste (old laptops computers keyboards phones, TVs);
Functioning Torchlights (pocked sized);
Hoses; Newspapers; Tires;
Tubes (aircon tubing, washing machine tubing etc.);
String (Yarn, Rafia, Fabric);
Sports Equipment (tennis balls, rackets);
Plastic Bags (preferably large sized);
Plastic Bottles;
Plywood (various dimensions);
Wine Crates [more]

Food waste

Community compost at Ang Mo Kio Blk 628 Market and Tiong Bahru Market [more]

Tote Bags

Most libraries will take them but not all [more]


Greensquare Commercial textile recycling company. We will provide free textile recycling services to households and organisations in Singapore and promote awareness of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) through education, with a focus on engaging youths in schools. Please only give clean and wearable items including clothes, shoes, linen, sheets, towels & accessories.. [more]


Uniqlo collects clothes for redistribution to refugees. Note that not all clothes get redistributed - some may be recycled or incinerated. Globally about 40% of clothes collected so far have been redistributed. Locally there is no info. [more]

Fasion Mags

The Fashion Pulpit For Pre-Loved Fashion Shop. [more]