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As a resident, you have the civic responsibility to ensure that you do not place or hang any object within or outside your flat in a way that poses a threat to safety. Find out the safety guidelines you should follow to prevent such accidents from happening, as penalties will be imposed if these guidelines are not met.
Observe the do’s and don’ts listed below to play a part in keeping your neighbourhood safe from killer litter.
If you see any potential killer litter placed in common areas, please call the Town Council managing your flat.
If you see any potential killer litter placed inside HDB flats (such as items placed precariously at air-con ledges, balconies), please call our Branch Service Line at 1800-225-5432.
The following are examples of what you should and should not do:
Place flower pots neatly along the parapet walls
Place bamboo poles in a proper manner
Place flower pots on your flat’s balcony floor
Hang bird cages inside your flat
Do not fix laundry brackets to the parapet wall
Do not hang bird cages from the ceiling above the parapet wall
Do not hang flower pots from the ceiling above the parapet wall
Do not hang items from bamboo pole holders
Do not place flower pots on the parapet wall
Do not place flower pots on the window ledge
Do not place items horizontally on the bamboo pole holders
Do not place bamboo poles in a criss-cross manner
These are the penalties that will be imposed if you are caught placing objects in a hazardous manner or if you throw killer litter.
If you fail to remove objects that are placed in a hazardous manner, even after receiving a written notice from us, action can be taken against you.
If convicted, you are liable to a maximum fine of $2,000. If the object is not removed after the conviction, you will be liable to a further fine of $100 per day for as long as the offence continues.
If you are convicted under the Penal Code for an offence relating to throwing of killer litter, you are liable to a maximum jail term of 5 years or a fine, or both.
If you are living in a rental flat, we may also compulsorily acquire your flat or terminate the tenancy.
If you wish to change ownership of your flat without a sale (i.e. without monetary consideration), find out more about the types of ownership changes and the eligibility conditions.