On 26th May 2010, we were very honoured to have Director of OED, Mr Michael Ng to brief the OED staff on recycling.
For the past one year, myself from OES and Wini, Supari and Edi of OED have been running ahead with recycling, just implementing. It was time to stop, brief the rest of the team and get more buy in.
Hence this time, we got the Zone Property Managers and their deputies managers in as well. As usual, we had the Estate maintenance (EM)Trade leaders, and most importantly we had Noordin from Retail and Dining.
A year ago, we started thinking we only need to manage the housekeepers of the EM but that was not true. Recycling bins in canteens belonged to the Retail and Dining, recycling bins at busstops were under the charge of Landscape instead. And if you include housekeepers managed by Office of Housing Services and those by halls, there will be 5-6 entities altogether. Complicated for big organisation to get simple thing like recycling done.
So in this case, Director Michael briefed the OED staff that handles the EM housekeepers and landscapers.
First, he shared the target by NEA on us due to our success in 3R funds and reminded everyone on the standards expected for our bulk bins and recycling bins.
Now with Property Managers also in the loop, I am sure there will be more eyes to help us maintain the standards!
It was also noted we have a lot to learn from the Safety Team in OED to create buy in.