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Pilot on Smart Recycling System

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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, the first "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 Equipment (REE), provided by the EPD’s community recycling facilities such as GREEN‌@COMMUNITY, Recycling Stations and Recycling Stores. In view of the positive response from the public , we have arranged a second Community Smart Recycling Vehicle to tour around various districts starting from 15 October 2021 to continue the promotion of Smart Recycling System and letting the public experience the operation.

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 GREEN‌@TAI PO MARKET) 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.

The one-year technical trial of the initial phase pilot commencing from Nov 2020 at GREEN‌@TUEN MUN, GREEN‌@EASTERN and GREEN‌@TAI KOK TSUI had been completed on 4 Jan 2022. The smart recycling bins and gift redemption machine installed has ceased operation to facilitate the removal of the related devices and the preparation of the next phase of the Pilot. During this period, all recyclables collection services, GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme, GREEN$ balance enquiry and gift redemption at the community recycling facilities will NOT be affected.

Details of the Pilot Scheme:

The First Community Smart Recycling Vehicle (Promotion services completed in March 2021)

The Second Community Smart Recycling Vehicle (Promotion services commence on 15 October 2021)

Smart Recycling System in Recycling Station and Recycling Store