The first Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) Community Recycling Centre opened in 2009 and since then several centres have come into operation to extend recycling to neighbouring areas not covered by the Source Separation of Domestic Waste (SSW) Programme. For example, buildings in older districts do not have any property management company in overseeing a recycling programme nor the space for waste recovery facilities.
The ECF Community Recycling Centres offer a solution by providing collection outlets for recyclable waste at the neighbourhood level and promoting waste reduction and recycling in the local community. The centres are operated by NGOs with strong ties with local residents’ groups.
Starting from 2020, the EPD has regularized the funding support for the Community Recycling Centre projects previously funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund, and engaged non-profit making organizations in setting up 22 Recycling Stores in 18 districts across the territory, with a view to enhancing the community recycling network. Please click here for more details about Recycling Stores.