Site Visits

The site visits will highlight perspectives on how waste management policies and ideas can be implemented successfully. Various organisations will host the visitors and give insights behind the waste management implementation. Pre-registration is required for these behind-the-scene visits, and spaces are limited.

  • 2018

Tuas South Incineration Plant is the fourth and largest refuse incineration plant in Singapore. Built at a cost of S$890 million and completed in June 2000, it was designed to incinerate 3,000 tonnes of refuse daily. The plant is sited on 10.5 ha of reclaimed land and enables all incinerable waste generated in Singapore to be disposed of by incineration. The Plant was built with state-of-the-art technology. The various processes are highly automated and controlled via a digital control system. Modern equipment incorporating advanced technology is used in the plant to ensure a high level of efficiency and reliability.

Incineration achieves about 90% reduction in volume of the refuse. Hence, all incinerable refuse are disposed of at the incineration plants while non incinerable refuse and ash from the incineration plants are disposed of at the Semakau Landfill. This helps to conserve the use of scarce land in Singapore. Tuas South Incineration Plant, together with the other incineration plants and the Semakau Landfill, will meet the refuse disposal needs of Singapore and help in achieving a clean living environment for all Singaporeans.

The soon to be completed Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Research Facility would feature – for the first time in Singapore –advanced high-temperature slagging gasification technology. The facility was designed to reduce ash output by up to 80 per cent and recycle by-products such as slag and metal. The facility would also serve as an open research platform with unique 'plug and play' features, providing industry players opportunities to de-risk technologies at a realistic commercial scale. The highly versatile ‘plug and play’ features would include the capability to process diverse waste feeds (municipal solid waste, incinerator bottom ash, refuse-derived fuel and sludge), as well as provisions for the evaluation of gas separation membrane technology, syngas upgrading, and flue gas treatment. The plant would also serve as a training site for capacity building and development of waste-to-energy technology.


Commissioned in April 1999, it is Singapore’s only landfill for waste disposal. It underwent a redevelopment in January 2014 to provide an additional 16.7 million cubic metres (the equivalent of nearly 6,700 Olympic-size swimming pools) of landfill capacity to meet Singapore’s waste disposal needs to 2035 and beyond. It is also home to a vibrant marine ecosystem. Semakau landfill is testament to Singapore’s engineering capability and the success of its novel approach to waste management.


Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s largest integrated community and lifestyle hub, bringing together multiple agencies and offering a comprehensive range of services and facilities.

It represents a new model of a community-focused development, celebrating the full sense of belonging through meaningful engagement, enriching residents through multiple experiences, and empowering them to take ownership of the Hub. 

Our Tampines Hub is also designed with many eco-friendly features and smart initiatives where visitors can do their bit for the environment. For example, the smart toilets that deploy cleaning based on demand, and a waste-to-resource disposal system that converts food waste into organic compost for the surrounding landscape. This helps build a robust identity for Tampines, making it a truly sustainable community.

Conceptualised with inputs from 15,000 Tampines residents, Our Tampines Hub is designed together with residents, for residents. It will serve as a liveable and sustainable model for other townships to follow − one that will offer greater convenience, a full spectrum of activities, facilities and services to cater to residents of all ages and lifestyles.

This site visit will allow delegates to visit the ActiveSG Swimming Complex, the first-of-its-kind Active Health Lab, the award-winning Public Service Centre and the Eco-Hybrid Digester, among other facilities in the Hub.

*Information and programme are accurate as at 7 June 2018.