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In space-savvy Singapore, an efficient waste management company is crucial to keeping our city clean and optimizing limited land space. Tidy Waste Management Group, along with our portfolio of business arms, helps champion environmental sustainability and efficient waste management.

In this article, we will cover the various business arms including: E-Way Plastic for plastic recycling, Global Barrels Industries for drums supply, collection and recycling, JNS Solutions for 3rd party warehousing, Tidy Maintenance & Engineering for waste disposal, and Tidychem Recycling for chemical solvent recycling. 

Plastic Recycling Services in Singapore: Solutions for a Sustainable Future

E-Way Plastic began in 2007 with a singular mission to give new life to PVC, PP, PE, PET, LDPE and HDPE plastics by recycling them into high-quality resin. This resin extends the life cycle of the plastic as it turns into new products in the hands of plastic manufacturers. This minimises the need for new plastic production as it retains existing plastic within the supply chain. We have grown in capacity and currently process 2,778 Tonnes of plastic waste and recycle 2,603 tonnes of plastic material annually.

Although plastic has a bad reputation in the eco-conscious world, it boasts durability and convenience that few other materials can mimic. Keeping plastic within the supply chain helps to make full use of the goodness of plastic while simultaneously keeping it out of landfills.

The Hidden Dangers of Plastic Waste in Landfills

Accumulating plastic in landfills has long-lasting effects on the environment and waste management capabilities in the long-run. According to Earth.org analysis, more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans every year. Some of the issues include:

Long Decomposition Time

Plastics are not biodegradable, and many types of plastic can take hundreds of years to decompose. As a result, they occupy landfill space indefinitely, contributing to the long-term depletion of valuable land resources.

Space Constraints

Landfills have limited capacity, and the continuous disposal of plastic waste can quickly fill them up. This limits the availability of land for other essential purposes, such as housing, agriculture, and recreation.

Leachate and Contamination

Plastics can release harmful chemicals as they degrade, leading to the creation of leachate – a toxic liquid that can infiltrate the surrounding soil and groundwater. This leachate can contain hazardous substances that pose a risk to the environment and public health.

Types of Plastics We Collect and Transform

We are a dedicated waste management company specializing in the collection and transformation of various plastic types, contributing to a sustainable and eco-friendly future.

We collect a wide variety of plastics including:

  1. PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): PVC serves as a versatile plastic with applications spanning pipes, cable insulation, and vinyl records. Industries commonly recycle it into new PVC products.
  2. Acrylic (PMMA – Polymethyl Methacrylate): Acrylic, celebrated for its transparency, finds utility in clear plastic sheets, signage, and aquariums. Manufacturers frequently recycle it into fresh acrylic sheets or moulded products.
  3. Polypropylene (PP): PP enjoys widespread use in packaging, automotive components, and consumer goods. Its recyclability results in the creation of plastic containers, automotive parts, and textiles.
  4. Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE): LDPE’s flexibility renders it ideal for plastic bags, shrink wrap, and squeeze bottles. Recycling often transforms it into new plastic bags, plastic lumber, and irrigation pipes.
  5. High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE): HDPE, known for its durability, appears in items such as milk jugs, detergent bottles, and plastic pipes. Its recyclability facilitates the production of fresh HDPE products like bottles, containers, and outdoor furniture.
  6. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET): PET’s fame stems from its use in beverage bottles and food containers. It boasts high recyclability, enabling its conversion into new PET bottles or even polyester fabrics.
  7. Efficient Plastic Recycling Process for Sustainable Solutions

    As a leading waste management company, we employ a comprehensive plastic recycling process to repurpose materials and reduce environmental impact, ensuring a greener tomorrow.

    1. Collection and Segregation
    The initial step involves collecting plastic materials from various sources. Plastics are then carefully segregated based on their type and composition. Proper sorting is crucial to ensure the purity of the recycled materials.

    2. Shredding
    Once segregated, the plastics undergo shredding, breaking them down into smaller flakes. This increases the surface area for cleaning and processing.

    3. Washing and Flushing
    The shredded plastic flakes are subjected to a washing and flushing system. This step is vital for removing contaminants, dirt, and any residual impurities adhering to the plastic.

    4. Drying
    After washing, a drying system is employed to eliminate any remaining moisture or water content from the plastic material. Dry material is essential for subsequent processing steps.

    5. Melting and Palletising
    The cleaned and dried plastic flakes are then melted and converted into resins. These resins serve as raw materials that can be used in the manufacturing of new plastic products.

    With a thorough recycling process, we ensure that the reconditioned plastic is safe to repurpose to extend its life cycle.

    Expert Drum Recycling Services for Sustainable Chemical Containers

    For over 37 years, we have been collecting and recycling used packaging products with chemical residue. Once they are properly and safely refurbished, we supply reconditioned steel drums, plastic drums and IBC Tote tanks to businesses. On average, we collect 11,940 tonnes of metal and plastic containers annually and recondition and recycle 11,353 tonnes of the same in a year.

    Eco-Friendly Options for Chemical Storage and Transport

    We offer a range of containers for various types of chemicals, solvents and liquids including:

    Steel Drums

    In new and reconditioned options, our steel drums ensure durability and safety by meeting industrial safety regulations. Ideal for storage and transportation of flammable and combustible materials,

    Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC)

    Available in three different grades ( A, B, C), they are equipped with sturdy handles and palletised bottoms for easy handling and transportation of solvents.


    This versatile drum is built to handle a variety of liquids and solvents. It is food-grade compliant and corrosion-resistant and comes in new and reconditioned options.


    Our new and reconditioned carboys provide a reliable solution for the storage of corrosive chemicals to ensure safety.

    Drum Accessories

    Enhance the convenience of handling drums with our clamping tools, metal cap seals, drum deheaders, screw cap openers and more. Make your loading and unloading a more efficient process.

    Our focus on reconditioning used drums and containers stems from our deep commitment towards sustainability. We give access to the chemical and solvent industry to make more eco-friendly decision-making when sourcing.

    Our Comprehensive Drum Recycling Process

    When dealing with solvents and corrosive chemicals, it is crucial for a waste management company to clean and test both new and refurbished containers to avoid contamination. Here is our tested process for ensuring that all our containers are ready for use.

    1. Residue Removal

    The process begins by carefully removing any residue or leftover materials from the containers. This step is crucial to ensure that the drums are clean and free of contaminants.

    2. High-Pressure Flushing

    A high-powered pressure flushing system is employed to thoroughly cleanse the interior of the drums. This step helps remove any lingering particles or substances that may remain after residue removal.

    3. Excess Water Removal

    Following the flushing process, any excess water is removed from the drums. Ensuring that the containers are completely dry is essential for the safe storage of various materials.

    4. Spray Painting

    The exterior of the drums is spray-painted for a fresh look. This step not only enhances their appearance but also serves as an additional protective layer.

    5. Oven Baking

    Oven baking is carried out to further enhance the safety and integrity of the drums. This process helps in the curing of the paint, ensuring it adheres firmly and providing extra protection against corrosion.

    6. Quality Conformance Check

    The final and critical step involves a thorough Quality Conformance Check. This check ensures that the reconditioned drums meet industry standards, regulatory requirements, and our quality benchmarks.

    With our robust refurbishment process, both new and reconditioned drums meet the same quality standards for containing and transporting solvents and chemicals. This helps to push forward our sustainability efforts to extend the lifecycle of used drums.

    Sustainable Warehousing and Logistics Solutions in Singapore

    JNS Solutions, a comprehensive waste management company, is a holistic provider of warehousing and logistics needs with 50,000 square feet of storage space and a customised management system. We are also fully licensed to transport petroleum and flammable materials.

    Our solutions include:

    • Inventory and storage solutions
    • New and recon wood and plastic pallets
    • Dangerous goods cargo transportation
    • Packaging requirements and warehousing needs

    Efficient Logistics Practices of JNS Solutions

    Efficient warehousing practices play a pivotal role in waste reduction and sustainable resource management for our company. Here’s how:

    1. Inventory Optimization
    Efficient warehousing begins with optimising inventory levels. By closely monitoring stock and demand patterns, we minimise overstocking and understocking situations. This reduces the likelihood of products becoming obsolete or reaching their expiration dates, which would result in unnecessary waste.

    2. Reconditioned Pallets
    We recycle 1,306 tonnes of wooden and plastic pallets in a year and achieve a 99% recycling rate in 2022. By refurbishing and extending the lifespan of pallets, we significantly reduce the demand for new ones, conserving valuable resources and minimising the environmental footprint associated with pallet production.

    3. Quality Control
    Efficient warehousing practices incorporate stringent quality control measures to prevent damage or contamination during storage and handling of products. Consequently, fewer products are labelled as unsellable due to quality issues, leading to waste reduction.

    We provide win-win solutions for both the environment and businesses by providing high-quality products and services that do not put a further strain on resources.

    Efficient Waste Management & Disposal Service for a Greener Tomorrow
    With over 40 years in the industry, we are an NEA-approved waste management service with Class A (inorganic waste) and Class B (organic waste) licensing. For us, waste disposal goes beyond keeping waste out of sight. We work to upcycle most materials so they can be repurposed into new materials to divert waste from landfills.

    Our waste management solutions include:

  8. Construction & renovation waste disposal
  9. Industrial & commercial waste disposal
  10. DIY Self-Disposal Service
  11. House/office clearing & reinstatement
  12. Electronics disposal & recycling
  13. Batteries disposal & recycling
  14. Copper wires recycling
  15. Furniture disposal
  16. Tidy Waste’s Commitment to Sustainability

    Our 2022 Carbon Footprint Report highlights a 66.5% recycling rate of out 47,593 tonnes of waste processed in a year. This translates to 10,182 tonnes of carbon savings in a year. This affirms our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste that we manage. Here are some ways that we make eco-conscious moves:

    Resource Conservation

    By segregating materials like paper, cartons, plastics, and metals from general waste, we are able to facilitate the efficient recycling of materials. This reduces the need for virgin materials and minimises the environmental impact of resource extraction and production.

    Landfill Diversion

    Landfills have limited capacity that decreases with the years. We divert waste away from landfills to make landfills last longer and mitigate potential environmental hazards from contamination.

    Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    When organic and recyclable materials are sent to landfills, they decompose and produce harmful greenhouse gases like methane. By sending recyclables away from landfills, we reduce these emissions, contributing to climate change mitigation.

    Energy Savings

    Recycling materials often requires less energy than producing new ones from raw materials. This energy efficiency in the recycling process further lessens the environmental impact of waste disposal.

    Keeping the environment clean, safe and healthy goes a long way to keeping businesses compliant and leading a sustainable future. We prioritise safety, reliability and versatility when managing waste for the benefit of today and future generations.

    Waste Solvent Recycling in Singapore

    At Tidychem, we are a leader in toxic waste management with waste solvent disposal and recovery, drums filling and solvent blending. With our expertise in the science and tech behind toxic waste management, we have managed to recycle 99.4% of the 1,303 tonnes of toxic waste collected in 2022. As an NEA-approved toxic waste collector, we specialise in halogenated and non-halogenated solvents and breathe a new lease of life in them.

    Our Chemical Solvent Distillation Process

    Our recycled solvents include alcohols, ketones, monomers, thinner compositions, esters, oils, acrylates, aromatics and other chemicals. Here is more on our chemical solvent distillation that helps us promote resource conservation:
    Step 1
    Drums containing liquid waste solvents are pumped into a boiler tank.
    Step 2
    The boiler generates heat to turn waste solvents into gas form. The residual contaminants left in the boiler tank are extracted for disposal.
    Step 3
    After leaving the boiler, gaseous waste solvents get condensed into liquid form in the condenser, where cool water enters the condenser and hot water exits the cooling tower.
    Step 4
    Stainless steel tank containers collect the clean liquid solvents to refine the different qualities of solvents.

    Our Sustainability Efforts

    Based on our 2022 Carbon Footprint Report, we have saved 2,927 tonnes of carbon emissions annually through our recycling efforts.

    Reducing Demand for Virgin Solvents

    Recycling 99.4% of chemical solvents significantly reduces the demand for new solvent production. This conserves valuable raw materials and energy resources.

    Minimised Hazardous Waste Generation

    By recycling nearly all chemical solvents, the plant dramatically reduces the generation of hazardous waste that would otherwise be treated and released into the environment.

    Reduced Energy Consumption

    The chemical recycling process typically consumes less energy compared to producing virgin solvents from raw materials. This translates into lower greenhouse gas emissions and energy savings.

    As a holistic chemical management service provider, we help with the labelling, packaging and blending of recycled solvents to make it easier to use them for new projects.

    Tidy Waste Management Group – Sustainability at Every Step

    At Tidy Waste Management Group, we are a leading waste management company, offering a one-stop solution to handle waste disposal, recycling, warehousing, logistics, reconditioned containers, and much more. Although we have a diverse range of services, we have a single-minded focus on sustainable models. We remain accountable with annual carbon footprint reports to grow closer to our sustainability goals every year.