To promote smart city development, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has launched a Pilot on Smart Recycling System (the Pilot), introducing progressively smart recycling facilities in the community to assess the local application of such system.
In the initial phase of the Pilot, a "Community Smart Recycling Vehicle" was touring around various districts (from September 2020 to March 2021) to promote Smart Recycling System, and let the public experience the operation. It also promoted the recyclables collection services [including waste paper, metal, plastic, glass, fluorescent lamps and tubes, rechargeable batteries, small electrical appliances, and Regulated Electrical Equipments (REE)], provided by the EPD’s community recycling facilities such as GREEN@COMMUNITY, Recycling Stations and Recycling Stores.
Smart Recycling System has also been installed in EPD’s community recycling facilities (including GREEN@TUEN MUN, GREEN@EASTERN and GREEN@TAI KOK TSUI as well as to be installed in GREEN@TAI PO HUI) for a one-year technical trial. Members of the public can experience smart recycling operation in these facilities. Moreover, the EPD also rolled out the Green$ IC cards in November 2020. Members of the public can earn electronic bonus points for gift redemption in all Recycling Stations, Recycling Stores and Recycling Spots.
Details of the Pilot Scheme: