The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) will collect natural Christmas trees (NCTs) at designated locations after the Christmas holiday in 2020 and recycle suitable NCTs collected into various useful materials via a contractor in order to promote recycling of yard waste in the community and reduce yard waste disposal at landfills. Members of the public can also join “GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme” when recycling NCTs. Details of the Natural Christmas Trees Recycling Programme are as follows:
Collection Period: 8 to 11 January 2021 (total 4 days)
|Central Collection Point||Address||Telephone||Collection Time|
|EcoPark (Please refer to the Map below)||133, Lung Mun Road, Tuen Mun||5743 9221||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
District Collection Points (DCPs)
(including EPD’s Recycling Stations and Food and Environmental Hygiene Department’s Refuse Collection Points (RCPs))
|(Only household NCTs 2 metres tall or below will be accepted.)|
|Hong Kong Island|
||30 Oi Shun Road, Shau Kei Wan||2778 2330||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
||Ap Lei Chau Municipal Services Building, 8 Hung Shing Street, Ap Lei Chau||Not applicable||7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
||Junction of Arbuthnot Road and Caine Road, Central||6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
||Junction of Paterson Street and Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay||6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
||27 Sheung Yee Road, Kowloon Bay||2776 5700||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
||339 Tung Chau Street, Sham Shui Po||2522 4388|
||188 Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok||Not Applicable||6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
||10 On Ping Street, Shek Mun||2285 9433||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
||65 Tin Wah Road, Tin Shui Wai||2617 0117|
||9 Tuen Yee Street, Tuen Mun||2496 4288|
||12 Tam Kon Shan Road, Tsing Yi||3905 4840|
||25 Dai Wah Street, Tai Po||3614 0598|
||1 Chung Mun Road, Tung Chung||2499 2308|
Members of the public can deliver their NCTs to central collection point (CCP) or district collection points (DCPs) within the collection time listed above, while the commercial and industrial (C&I) organisations can only deliver their NCTs direct to CCP. If members of the public or C&I organisations still need to recycle NCTs from 12 to 25 January 2021, they should make appointment with the EPD’s contractor (telephone no.: 5743 9221) prior to the delivery of NCTs to CCP. Please note that the DCPs will neither receive NCTs heighted above 2 metres nor from C&I organisations.
An e-certificate will be issued to the participants who deliver NCTs to CCP or Recycling Stations (formerly known as “Community Green Stations”) for recycling. They will also receive a gift for delivering NCTs to Recycling Stations while stock lasts.
Besides, there is co-operation between the NCTs Recycling Programme and “GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme” this year. Participants who recycle NCTs at the Recycling Stations within the collection period can register to get a GREEN$ Card, to earn GREEN$ for redemption of gift items when submission of recyclables. For details of the “GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme”, please visit Hong Kong Waste Reduction Website at https://www.wastereduction.gov.hk/en/community/crn_intro.htm.
- Prior to delivery of NCTs, please remove the bottom stands and all lightings, decorations and tapes etc. to facilitate subsequent recycling processes.
- This Programme is limited to NCTs only. We encourage members of the public to replant other small potted plants (such as Poinsettia) and keep artificial Christmas trees and other festive decorations for reuse in order to reduce waste and conserve resources.
Should you have any enquiries on 2020-21 Natural Christmas Trees Recycling Programme, please contact EPD’s contractor at 5743 9221 during office hours.