From 1st July 2021, participating FairPrice stores will provide in-store and home delivery take back service of selected e-waste for recycling such as ICT equipment, battery and lamp.
Selected FairPrice store accepts the following e-waste.
For the corresponding e-waste accepted, please refer to the participating stores below .
Where to dispose the e-waste
Kindly segregate and deposit your e-waste into the receptacles provided . To safeguard the health and safety of our customers and employees, please refrain from placing e-waste that is shattered or leaking into the receptacle.
Do note that e-waste deposited with FairPrice is not returnable to you.
Should you have e-waste beyond FairPrice’s scope of collection, please check out National Environment Agency’s website for the full network of collection locations or reach out to ALBA for their assistance at 3105 1608 or email email@example.com.
Guidelines in handling the e-waste
- Fixture of lamps is not accepted as part of the e-waste so refrain from depositing it in the receptacle or passing it to our delivery persons.
- ICT Equipment
- Do back up, transfer or delete data from your devices. Remove media like disks, CDs or SD cards from the ICT equipment before disposal.
- A factory reset is also recommended before disposal.
- Do note remove batteries that are a component of another product
- Exposed ends are to be taped up before disposal
Home Delivery 1-for-1 Take Back Service
Due to delays in receiving the e-waste receptacle, the in-store collection service will only be available at selected FairPrice stores.
Kindly refer to the National Environment Agency’s website for the latest listing of stores who are able to commence the collection of e-waste from 1st July 2021.
- E-waste (electronic waste) is defined by discarded electrical and electronic equipment. For more information on e-waste, please refer to the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) website.
- The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment of Singapore) introduced the Resource Sustainability Act in 2019 to give legislative effect to regulate e-waste, one of the priority waste streams in Singapore . FairPrice is committed to implementing e-waste recycling service in our participating stores and eligible home deliveries to support the nation’s goal to improve recycling rates of e-waste. FairPrice will use regulated waste management contractors appointed by NEA to ensure disposal of your e-waste. Please note that you are able to drop off your e-waste for recycling at selected NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Limited (“FairPrice”) stores and during home delivery.
- By disposing of your e-waste with FairPrice (“Services”), you agree to these terms and conditions (“T&Cs”). FairPrice can change these T&Cs at any time by posting updated T&Cs on FairPrice’s website at https://www.fairprice.com.sg/events/in-store/e-waste/. If any modification is unacceptable to you, you shall cease using FairPrice e-waste disposal services.
E-waste drop-off locations and the corresponding e-waste accepted is listed at https://www.fairprice.com.sg/events/in-store/e-waste/
E-waste not accepted by FairPrice
- Items not specified in the above list of stores would not be accepted by FairPrice. FairPrice reserves the right to decline accepting e-waste that is deemed in poor condition such as shattered, broken, leaking, or coated with unknown substances to safeguard the health of our customers, employees and delivery vendors.
- For e-waste beyond our capacity to collect, we recommend you to look at NEA’s website for the nearest location to deposit your e-waste.
Alternatives to disposal, if the item is still safe and working, there are more environmentally friendly options than disposal.
- This includes selling, donation, or giving it away to someone who needs it so none of it ends up in a landfill.
- Refurbish computers for those in need
- Handphones used to help people who may not be able to afford handphones
- To the fullest extent permitted by law, FairPrice shall not be liable for any consequential, indirect or special damages or loss arising from your use of our Services. You expressly agree that FairPrice assumes no obligation or liability for any advice or information given by FairPrice and FairPrice assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracy or misstatement of any such information. You unreservedly acknowledge and agree that you assume all risk in connection with your use of Fairprice’s Services. FairPrice shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or punitive damage or loss of profits or loss of revenue however arising from the use of, access to Fairprice Services.
- Prior to discarding your e-waste, please note that you should erase all confidential material, including personal data, from any devices that store data. Please note that FairPrice does not accept any responsibility or liability for any lost, damaged or destroyed files or data breaches.
- Any e-waste disposed by you cannot be returned to you.
- These T&Cs shall be construed in accordance with the applicable laws of Singapore. Both you and FairPrice irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore.
- Why is FairPrice offering e-waste take back / collection service now?
As part of the Producer Responsibility Scheme on e-waste mandated by the National Environment Agency (NEA), FairPrice now offers in-store collection and home delivery take back of e-waste at selected stores.
- What kind of e-waste is accepted in store and from home deliveries?
ICT equipment, battery and lamp are accepted in selected FairPrice stores. You may visit this website www.fairprice.com.sg/events/in-store/e-waste for more information on the locations and the e-waste accepted in the store. For FairPrice home deliveries, ICT equipment, battery, lamp and large electrical appliance are accepted when you have made a purchase of these item(s). However, do note that we will only take back the same category and quantity of item delivered i.e. if one fridge is delivered, only one fridge will be taken back
- Is the take back / collection service free of charge?
Yes, this service is free of charge.
- What if I don’t have any e-waste to handover on delivery?
You are not obliged to handover your e-waste to FairPrice should you still need it.
- Can FairPrice come back on another day or time different from my delivery window to collect the e-waste?
We are only able to fulfil a same day and time collection of your e-waste. Should you not be ready to handover the e-waste at that time, we recommend you to seek out your town council for disposal service. Otherwise, if the items are small regulated items, you may like to drop them off at the nearest e-waste collection location here www.fairprice.com.sg/events/in-store/e-waste
- How is the e-waste handled after your collection?
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has appointed ALBA Group as the sole Producer Responsibility Scheme Operator. ALBA Group will be in charge of consolidating the e-waste collected and referring the e-waste to relevant recyclers for further processing.
- Can I take back the e-waste that has been deposited in the receptacles or collected from customers?
No. E-waste that has been deposited in the receptacles would not be returned to its owners. Please ensure that you are positive of discarding the e-waste before depositing it into the receptacles or handing over to our employees.
- What should I do if I don’t want to dispose of my e-waste?
You may consider selling or donating the item to someone in need. Otherwise, you could also refurbish e.g. old computers to get it a new lease of life.