Measures to Encourage Early Disposal of non-UL2272 PMDs

News Releases 20 Sep 2019 personal mobility device

To encourage Personal Mobility Device (PMD) owners to dispose of their non-UL2272 devices early, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will provide free disposal and offer an early disposal incentive[1].

2          Following recent fire incidents associated with non-UL2272 devices, the government announced in August 2019 that the deadline for PMDs to comply with the UL2272 standard would be brought forward by six months from 1 January 2021 to 1 July 2020.

3          Over the next six months starting 23 September 2019 to 31 March 2020, PMD owners will be able to dispose of their non-UL2272 devices at designated disposal points set up by LTA-appointed e-waste recyclers across HDB estates or at LTA’s Sin Ming Office. E-waste recyclers appointed by LTA are trained and equipped to ensure safe disposal of PMDs as well as the recycling of any reusable materials and components, and would typically charge a fee for disposal. LTA is facilitating this disposal at no cost to existing owners.  For safety reasons, non-UL2272 PMD owners should only discard their non-UL2272 devices at LTA-designated disposal points Please click here for details of the locations and schedule. 

4          To incentivise early disposal, registered e-scooter owners who step forward with their non-UL2272 e-scooters for disposal at the designated disposal points from 23 September to 30 November 2019[2], will qualify for an early disposal incentive of $100 per registered e-scooter. Please refer to Annex B for the eligibility criteria.

5          To apply for this incentive, e-scooter owners will need to log into their SingPass/CorpPass[3] account and submit an online application at to dispose of their devices[4]. Those who have successfully applied will receive an SMS acknowledgement containing a link to the schedule and locations of the disposal points, where owners can drop off their devices. For verification purposes, owners must bring proof of identity and the SMS acknowledgement. They must also ensure that their non-UL2272 e-scooters bear LTA’s registration and identification marks.

6          Upon verification of eligibility, the early disposal incentive will be credited to the bank or PayNow account indicated on the application form within two weeks of dropping off the devices.

7          LTA strongly encourages owners of non-UL2272 PMDs to dispose of these devices early for personal safety, and the safety of those around them.

[1] Non-UL2272 refer to devices that are not certified to the UL2272 standard.

[2] Update: The early disposal incentive scheme has since been extended from 30 November 2019 to 31 December 2019.

[3] SingPass holders who have forgotten their password or not activated their account will need to reset or activate their SingPass accounts before completing the online application form. If the registered e-scooter owner is not eligible for a SingPass account, he/she may appoint someone with a SingPass account to make the disposal application or they can visit the LTA Sin Ming Office to dispose of the device.

[4] E-scooter owners will be able to apply for disposal on from 8am on 23 September 2019.

Scroll To Top

Welcome to


This quick tour will bring you through the key enhancements.

Use the links at the top navigation bar to help you find what you are looking for

Tutorial Menu Tutorial Menu Tutorial Menu

Jump straight into the popular pages that

are most relevant to you

Tutorial Popular Resources Tutorial Popular Resources Tutorial Popular Resources

Taking a bus, train, or cycling to your

destination? Plan your routes and check

the fares using these tools!

Tutorial Transport Tools Tutorial Transport Tools Tutorial Transport Tools

Our latest featured projects are just a click away!

Tutorial Featured Projects Tutorial Featured Projects Tutorial Featured Projects

Start exploring


Explore Now!