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NEA and SFA warns Sinkies to return your trays from tomorrow onwards

Rogue Trader

Alfrescian (Inf)

Stricter enforcement from 1 June for those who don't return their used trays​

They will get written warnings, may even face fines or court dates if they don't do so at hawker centres, coffeeshops, food courts​

Nisha Rahim
Nisha Rahim
Wed, 31 May 2023 at 2:29 pm SGT·2-min read

NEA and SFA join forces to crack down on non-compliant diners, collecting their information for enforcement purposes.

NEA and SFA join forces to crack down on non-compliant diners, collecting their information for enforcement purposes. (PHOTO: Yahoo News Singapore file photo)Less
SINGAPORE — Starting Thursday (1 June), stricter enforcement measures will be implemented in Singapore to ensure that diners at hawker centres, coffee shops, and food courts return their used trays and crockery.

In a joint announcement on Wednesday, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said enforcement officers will be collecting the information of the diners who fail to comply with this requirement.

A written warning will be issued for first-time offenders, while repeat offenders may face fines or court charges. Previously, officers had been advising diners to clear their trays and crockery, but only those who refuse to comply will receive written warnings.

NEA and SFA said the aim of the increased enforcement is to prevent the inconsiderate behaviour of a minority from overshadowing the efforts of the majority who do return their used items.

Exemptions for vulnerable populations in table litter enforcement​

Enforcement will not target the elderly, disabled individuals or children who cannot clear their tables, with the agencies emphasising the importance of family members or dining companions assisting these individuals in disposing of their litter and clearing the tables.

The authorities said that the decision to penalise those who do not return their trays and crockery is intended to promote good hygiene and encourage social responsibility.

Since enforcement began, the tray and crockery return rate at hawker centres has increased to 91 per cent, up from 65 per cent in August 2021.

Meanwhile, the rate has remained at 90 per cent for coffee shops and food courts since December 2022.

NEA and SFA said they would continue to remind the public about keeping Singapore clean and encourage cooperation with enforcement officers if approached.

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Alfrescian (Inf)
Election coming, just vote against their selected candidate , that is provided you even have a chance to vote.
If not have to wait till next election , but in the meantime just be obedient serfs and be cleaners and table wipers after waiting in line in the sweltering heat for your food and again for your drinks.I have never seen a country where eating a simple meal can be so complicated with choping the table with tissue, then queing multiple times for food, drinks , rushing to finish and then clearing the dishes before wiping and cleaning the tables.
In the meantime the PAP ministers and MP's are eating in aircond comfort and being served in fanciful restaurants .
Do they need to queue for their food and clean the table and clear the dishes ?
Are they different ftom us, as higher beings ?


Alfrescian (Inf)
Well, that's one way to keep the unemployment rate down.

Tray returning ambassadors replacing the safe distancing ambassadors. :biggrin: