Since 2015, the EPD has engaged non-profit making organisations to operate Recycling Stations (formerly known as Community Green Station) through open tenders. The Recycling Stations proactively connect with housing estates and property management companies in the respective districts to establish a service network through different recycling programmes and educational activities. Recycling Spots (mobile booths for recyclable collection) are also set up at public places and collection vehicles are deployed to collect recyclables in the districts.
As of October 2020, there are nine Recycling Stations in operation across the territory. The Recycling Stations have collected over 7,000 tonnes of recyclables, conducted more than 5,900 environmental education events in the form of exhibitions, presentations, workshops or other activities and received more than 1,250,000 visitors.
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Starting from 2020, the EPD has regularized the funding support for the Community Recycling Center 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. All the Recycling Stores will be in operation progressively by the first quarter of 2021.
To facilitate public participation in recycling, the Recycling Stores are set up at convenient locations with enhanced services, including:
Extended daily service hours (from 9am to 7pm)
Increased service days (Open every day except Christmas and Chinese New Year holidays)
Night-time self-service recycling
Recycling Spots at regular location and weekly schedule
More environmental education activities
A social media page to promote waste reduction and recycling
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To facilitate and encourage the public to practice source separation of waste and clean recycling, the EPD has progressively set up over 100 Recycling Spots at regular location and weekly time schedule since the 4th quarter of 2020. The Recycling Spots are located near single block and 3-nil residential buildings, where waste separation facilities are limited, to facilitate the residents to participate in recycling, so as to achieve "Save More, Recycle More".
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