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Community Green Stations

 

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To strengthen the support for waste reduction and recycling at the district level, the Environmental Protection Department continues its effort in establishing a network of Community Green Stations (CGSs) across the territory to instill a green living culture in the community.  The plan is to set up one CGS in each of the 18 districts.  The first one was set up in 2015.  With government funding, CGSs are operated by non-profit-making organisations engaged through open tenders.  The CGS operators, through different recycling programmes and educational activities, proactively connect with housing estates and property management companies in their districts to establish the service network.  They also set up public place collection points and deploy collection vehicles in their districts to collect recyclables, including paper, plastic, metals, electrical appliances, glass bottles, fluorescent lamps and tubes, rechargeable batteries, etc.  The recyclables collected will then be sent to suitable recyclers for subsequent processing.  Moreover, the CGS operators organise free-of-charge swap events from time to time for members of public to promote the reuse of used items such as old books, clothes and toys, etc.  For details, click here to view the video.

As of October 2019, we have eight CGSs progressively in operation across the territory.  Sha Tin CGS and Eastern CGS were commissioned in 2015, Kwun Tong CGS, Yuen Long CGS and Sham Shui Po CGS were commissioned in 2017, Tuen Mun CGS and Kwai Tsing CGS were commissioned in 2018 and Tai Po CGS has been opened and providing environmental education events as well as recycling service to the public since October 2019.  Besides, Islands CGS will commence operation in Q1 2020.  The CGSs are operating in good track.  They have been well received by the local community and have been making good progress in providing logistic support for community recycling.  Up to end of 2018, the CGSs have collected over 4,200 tonnes of recyclables, received more than 790,000 visitors and conducted more than 4,000 environmental education events consisting of exhibitions, presentations, workshops and others.

The latest development progress of each CGS is listed below.  Details of the services provided by CGSs in operation may be accessed via the social media site or website set up by the respective operator.

 Project

Operator

Location

Latest Progress

Sha Tin CGS

Christian Family Service Centre

10 On Ping Street, Shek Mun

Operation commenced

Eastern CGS

Po Leung Kuk

30 Oi Shun Road, Shau Kei Wan

Operation commenced

Kwun Tong CGS

Christian Family Service Centre ; Tender invitation of follow-on contract has been closed

27 Sheung Yee Road, Kowloon Bay

Operation commenced

Yuen Long CGS

Hong Chi Association ; Tender invitation of follow-on contract has been closed

65 Tin Wah Road, Tin Shui Wai

Operation commenced

Sham Shui Po CGS

Po Leung Kuk

339 Tung Chau Street, Sham Shui Po

Operation commenced

Tuen Mun CGS

Yan Oi Tong Limited

9 Tuen Yee Street, Tuen Mun

Operation commenced

Kwai Tsing CGS

New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

12 Tam Kon Shan Road, Tsing Yi

Operation commenced

Tai Po CGS

Hong Chi Association

25 Dai Wah Street, Tai Po

Operation commenced

Islands CGS

OIWA Limited

1 Chung Mun Road, Tung Chung, Lantau

To commence operation in Q1 2020

Sai Kung CGS

Not yet tendered

Po Lam Lane, near Po Hong Road and Po Lam Road North, Tseung Kwan O

Design and construction works are in progress

Wan Chai CGS

Not yet tendered

Wan Shing Street near its junction with Hung Hing Road

Design and construction works are in progress

     

  Support Waste Reduction and Recycling in the Community

                

  Organise Environmental Education Activities