To promote smart city development, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has launched a Pilot Programme on Smart Recycling Systems (the Pilot Programme), introducing progressively smart recycling facilities in the community to assess the local application of such systems.
In the initial phase of the Pilot Programme, the first "Community Smart Recycling Vehicle" toured around various districts (from September 2020 to March 2021) to promote Smart Recycling Systems, 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 Smart Recycling Promotion Vehicle (formerly known as the Second Community Smart Recycling Vehicle) to tour around various districts starting from 15 October 2021 to continue the promotion of Smart Recycling Systems and let the public experience the operation.
Smart Recycling Systems were also 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 could 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 of the Pilot Programme 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 had been removed to facilitate the preparation of the next phase of the Pilot Programme. 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 Programme: