The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) will collect peach blossom trees (PBTs) after Lunar New Year holiday this year and recycle suitable PBTs collected into useful materials via a contractor. The programme arrangements are as follows:
Collection Period: 1 to 8 February 2020 (total 8 days)
Collection Points: A central collection point (CCP) situated in the EcoPark, Tuen Mun and 43 district collection points distributed over the territory. Please refer to the Annex and the following location map for the locations and opening hours of the collection points.
Members of the public can deliver their PBTs to the CCP or district collection points within the opening hours, while the commercial and industrial (C&I) organisations can only deliver their PBTs direct to the CCP. If members of the public and C&I organisations still need to recycle PBTs from 9 to 15 February 2020, they should make appointment with the EPD's contractor (telephone no.: 9706 6549) prior to the delivery of the PBTs to the CCP.
An e-certificate will be issued to the participants who deliver PBTs to the CCP so as to recognise their support to environmental conservation.
Steps on Enrolment of E-certificate
- Record the delivery date, approximate delivery time and car plate number of the delivery car before delivering the PBTs.
- Deliver the PBTs to the CCP. The contractor will record the name of the member of the public/organisation and the above information.
- After the delivery, register and fill in the information mentioned in step 1 in the Online Enrolment Form set up by the contractor.
- After completion of the programme, the contractor will send out the e-certificate via email after verifying online enrolment information and delivery information.
- The programme is limited to the PBTs only. We encourage the public and organisations to replant other small potted plants such as tangerine trees and keep festival decorations for reuse to help reduce waste and conserve resources.
- Prior to delivering the PBTs, please remove all decorations, fai-chun and tapes to facilitate subsequent recycling processes.