NEA and PHC have reorganised registration for year-round recreational beach cleanups by schools, corporate and community groups. You can register for a cleanup slot at Changi, East Coast, Pasir Ris and Sembawang beaches.
This is very helpful as these are safe beaches with facilities, prevents crowding of the site and ensures that arrangements are made for disposal of collected trash. Park managers and contractors will be aware of your cleanup too. Note that PHC indicates the capacity for Sembawang Beach is 20 persons only.
Here are the details from the NEA and PHC webpages:
Beach cleanups for schools (NEA)
NEA has revamped the Seashore Life Programme to the Clean Singapore Learning Trail (Beaches). The page has link for registration which requires contact details, the preferred date and location of the clean-up and the number of participants.
Locations offered are recreational beaches with facilities at Changi, East Coast, Pasir Ris and Sembawang.
Booking a slot requires a minimum of two weeks notice. While registration is required for a beach cleanup, the exercise is to be conducted independently of NEA staff and no ‘Certificate of Participation’ will be issued. For queries, write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urban cleanups for primary schools (primary three and four; NEA)
This Clean Singapore Learning Trail (Beaches) complements NEA’s Clean Singapore Learning Trail for primary schools, which is a refreshed Keep Singapore Clean Effort which focused on cleanups of roads and common spaces.
Beach cleanups for corporate and community groups (PHC)
The Public Hygiene Council (PHC) offers Beach Clean-up registrations for the the same beaches at Changi, East Coast, Pasir Ris and Sembawang for non-school groups. Once again registration must be submitted a minimum of two weeks in advance and requires contact details and date, time and location choices as well as the number of participants. Sembawang Beach’s capacity is capped at 20.
The cleanup exercise is to be conducted independently of NEA or PHC staff and no ‘Certificate of Participation’ will be issued. For queries, write to email@example.com.
This is wonderful as it relieves ICCS of the need to help manage recreational beach cleanups and focus on more experienced groups tackling non-recreational beaches! We will revamp our Year-Round Coastal Cleanup advisory accordingly.