Increase in bulky items thrown at Tampines void deck: It's illegal, town council reminds residents

Submitted by Stomper Connie

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Tampines Town Council has noted a 'slight increase' in bulky items being discarded at a Housing Board (HDB) void deck, it said in response to feedback from a resident.

Stomper Connie said that residents have been repeatedly dumping bulky items at the void deck of Block 146 Tampines Avenue 5 in the past three weeks.

Photos that she shared show a shelf, a mattress, a storage unit, wooden planks and chairs among the items thrown at the void deck.

Connie told Stomp: "It just repeats and happens again once the items are cleared.

"I am not faulting the workers who help to clear the mess as it happens too frequently, thanks to ignorant residents who have no pride in the cleanliness of their own blocks."

Responding to a Stomp query, a spokesman for Tampines Town Council said: "With more households staying home during this period, we do notice a slight increase in bulky items being disposed of at the void deck.

"We wish to remind residents that it is an offence to dispose bulky items illegally at common areas.

"The town council provides free bulky removal service for up to three bulky items per household each month and residents who require assistance in the removal of bulky items can contact the town council.

"The cleanliness of the estate is a shared responsibility by both the town council cleaners and residents - who have a vital role to play in ensuring that items are properly disposed of."

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