Residents seen using burner bins to burn stacks of A4 paper at Boon Tiong Road

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Tanjong Pagar Town Council has responded after two residents were seen using burner bins to burn stacks of A4-sized paper at the open area between Blocks 8A and 10A Boon Tiong Road.

A Stomper was shocked when he saw this happen on Tuesday (Oct 6) at 4pm and sent photos and a video of the incident.

"I saw residents using the offering bins meant for prayers to burn A4-sized papers," the Stomper said.

"The papers look like old documents or unwanted letters meant to be recycled.

"I have informed Tanjong Pagar Town Council about this as I feel that their actions are very selfish and inconsiderate.

"They could have just shredded their unwanted documents or thrown them into the recycling bins that are so conveniently located all around the block.

"Instead, they chose to burn their recycled papers which can cause air pollution and will affect residents living nearby."

In the photo, a resident can be seen taking white A4-sized papers from a trolley.

The two burner bins nearby seem to be already filled with papers.

The Stomper added that he saw the residents burning their papers again on Wednesday (Oct 7) at 2pm.

In response to a Stomp query, a spokesman for Tanjong Pagar Town Council said that they are aware of this incident.

"We would like to thank the Stomper for his feedback and we encourage all residents to use the recycling bins provided for recycling any paper waste," the spokesman added.

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