waste & recycling
waste & recycling
municipal solid waste charging
in line with the "polluter-pays" principle, charges are based on the quantity of waste generated, so that people become more aware that waste disposal comes at a cost. quantity-based waste charging aims to create financial incentives to drive behavioural changes in waste generation and hence reduce overall waste disposal. with reference to the experiences of other major cities, municipal solid waste (msw) charging is an effective tool to achieve waste reduction.
the high levels of construction activity in hong kong generate high levels of construction waste. here you can learn the government's construction waste management strategy and ways to reduce construction waste production.
producer responsibility schemes
producer responsibility scheme (prs) is a key policy tool in the waste management strategy in hong kong. enshrining the principle of “polluter pays” and the element of “eco-responsibility”, the prs concept requires manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers to share the responsibility for the collection, recycling, treatment and disposal of end-of-life products with a view to avoiding and reducing the environmental impacts caused by such products at the post-consumer stage.
municipal solid waste
the management of solid waste is a complex and evolving process in hong kong. learn about municipal solid waste, where we dispose of it, how landfills are being reused, and other ways in which waste is being managed.
weee·park is a state-of-the-art waste electrical and electronic equipment (weee) treatment and recycling facility located on a 3-hectare site in ecopark, tuen mun. it signifies hong kong sar government’s commitment towards sustainable use of resources and provides an essential infrastructure in support of the producer responsibility scheme (prs) on weee (wprs.
t ▪ park
t ▪ park, the state-of-the-art sludge treatment facility located in tuen mun, reflects hong kong’s vision to embrace the concept of “waste-to-energy” and to transform people’s attitudes towards waste management. the unique self-sufficient facility features a variety of advanced technologies combining with recreational, educational and ecological elements which is a showcase for sustainable waste management.
waste reduction & recycling
the need to reduce and recycle waste is crucial to hong kong, with our large population and rapidly filling disposal facilities. here you can find out why recycling is important, what the government is doing to encourage it, how you can recycle waste and where to obtain more information.
community green stations
the environmental protection department is taking forward the community green stations (cgss) projects to strengthen the support for waste reduction and recycling as well as environmental education at the district level, instilling a green living culture in the community.
ecopark, the first recycling-business park in hong kong located in tuen mun area 38, provides long-term land at affordable rent to the recycling industry in hong kong with a view to encouraging investment in advanced technology and value-added recycling processes. it is developed in two phases, providing a total of 14-hectare of rentable land to recycling industries.
the recycling fund was launched in october 2015 and is open for application all year round. the recycling fund aims to promote the recovery and recycling of waste by facilitating the recycling industry to upgrade its operational capabilities and efficiency for its sustainable development. further information about the recycling fund is available on our website.
food waste recycling housing estates
government encourages citizens to reduce and recycle food waste. the "food waste recycling project in housing estates" funded by environment and conservation fund supports housing estates to organize education and promotion programme on food waste reduction and to install onsite facilities to recycle food waste.