Lunar New Year (LNY) is a joyful festival. People have the habit to clean up their homes thoroughly and dispose of their unwanted items to welcome the new year. The Lunar Year-end Recycling Campaign aims to remind public and arouse their awareness on waste reduction and clean recycling during this festive occasion. Especially when purchasing new year gifts, we should choose products with less packaging. You can find the Chinese New Year Green Tips here.
Peach Blossom Trees Recycling Programme
The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) will hire a contractor to run a peach blossom trees recycling programme during 2 – 5 March 2018 (totally four days), during which the peach blossom trees collected will be processed for producing mulches, composting materials, etc.
General Public The EPD and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will establish a community collection network comprising 37 public refuse collection points (RCPs) and 6 Outlying Island Transfer Facilities (OITFs) as designated collection points in different districts to facilitate the public to dispose of their peach blossom trees, details as follows:
Locations and opening hours of RCPs and OITFs: Please click here. (The designated collection points will only receive peach blossom trees from members of the public)
Commercial and Industrial Organisations Other organisations and institutions, such as commercial and industrial organisations, property management companies of residential estates, and cleaning companies should deliver directly their peach blossom trees to the following collection point during the specified collection period:
Dates: 2 - 5 March 2018 Collection time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Collection point address：Baguio’s plant nursery, Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, N.T. (Turn left before Lo Tsz Tin Village bus station towards Tai Mei Tuk direction). Please click here for the map location.
Enquiry hotline：9706 6549 (Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Recycling Tips 1. The present recycling service targets specifically on peach blossom trees. For other small potted plants (such as kumquat trees), we encourage the public to replant them to promote environmental protection. For other festive decorations, we encourage the public to keep and store them properly for reuse in other occasions, in order to reduce waste and save resources.
2. Prior to delivering the peach blossom trees, please be reminded to remove all Fai-chun, decorations, tapes, etc. to facilitate subsequent recycling processes.
3. Other organizations and institutions, such as commercial and industry organizations, property management companies of residential estates, and cleaning companies etc., should deliver the peach blossom trees to Baguio’s plant nursery and contact the respective operating organization in advance. Other recycling points will not accept the peach blossom trees delivered by organizations and institutions. The EPD’s Contractor will also issue Recycling Record upon request. Please click here for the details and form.
Outlets for LNY items and other reusable/ recyclable items
Apart from the peach blossom recycling campaign, housing estates are also encouraged to strengthen the promotional activities for their residents to participate in waste recycling by making use of the waste separation facilities set up in the estates. Reusable/recyclable materials recovered (such as waste paper, plastics, metals, books, old clothes, old toys, computers, electrical and electronic appliances, rechargeable battery, etc.) can be collected for resale to recyclers or donated to charitable organisations through the property management company or the cleansing service contractor of the housing estate.
Housing estates/residential buildings may request for Publicity Material from EPD, including the New Year couplets from EPD via our Hotline at 2838 3111 or download it from the EPD website in order to promote the Recycling Campaign to the residents.