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Extension of Pilot Scheme on Collection and Recycling Services of Plastic Recyclable Materials

To complement public education, drive behavioural change and raise public confidence in waste plastics recycling, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has commenced progressively since January 2020 a Pilot Scheme in Eastern District, Kwun Tong and Sha Tin, through which contractors are engaged under service contracts to provide free collection service for waste plastics from non-commercial and non-industrial sources. EPD has further extended the Pilot Scheme to nine districts progressively since late March 2022. The six additional districts are Tai Po, Sai Kung, Central and Western District, Sham Shui Po, Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun.

A wide range of recyclables can be collected under the Pilot Scheme, including plastic bags (e.g. carrier bags, rice bags, plastic packaging bags), plastic containers (e.g. plastic bottles, plastic buckets, plastic boxes, microwave containers, yogurt cups, tofu boxes), polyfoam (e.g. fruit sleeve nets, polyfoam boxes, protective polyfoam materials), plastic tableware, plastic straws, CDs, bubble wraps and other plastic packaging materials.

The contractor will further process the plastics collected into plastic raw materials or recycled plastic products so as to ensure that the waste plastics collected are properly handled.

List of participating domestic premises under the Pilot Scheme