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Looking for Listed Construction & Demolition Materials Recyclers

Streamlining the Collection of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Materials by Recyclers that Manufactured Recycled Works materials

Application to Becoming a Listed Recycler
 

1.

This note seeks to set out the criteria for becoming a listed recycler, which is the Government’s measure to streamline the collection of construction and demolition (C&D) materials by recyclers that manufacture recycled works materials. This note also invites interested parties to submit relevant materials to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to become a listed recycler.

 
Background
 

2.

The Government is committed to promoting the green procurement policy, in order to protect the environment and to lend momentum to the development of the environmental industry. It is important to encourage the use of recycled works materials in Government public works projects. This could on one hand achieve the purpose of protecting the environment, and on the other, promote local recycling industry.

 

3.

According to the Development Bureau Technical Circular (Works) No. 6/2010, public works projects which generate inert C&D materials are generally required to dispose of the materials at designated public fill reception facilities. Furthermore, public works contractors of the projects are encouraged to use their best endeavours to identify other recycling facilities or construction sites, where such materials can be used, subject to the approval of the subject Architects/Engineers/Supervising Officers/Maintenance Surveyors (hereinafter “subject officers”).

 
Streamlined procedure
 

4.

For the easy reference by subject officers and to better promote the recycling of the C&D materials in public works projects, the Government has worked out a list of recyclers.

 

 

5.

To satisfy the requirements for inclusion onto the list, a recycler has to apply to the EPD and submit documentary proof stating that it meets the following conditions:

(a)

The recycler's plant has to be set up in conformity with the statutory plans, lease conditions as well as environmental requirements stipulated under the relevant legislation;

 
(b)

The recycler is able to provide a certificate issued by a credible independent checker within 6 months prior to the application that the operation of the plant is capable to produce the proposed recycling products (e.g. recycled aggregates) generated from local C&D materials; and all sorted wastes will be disposed of at designated waste disposal facilities specified  (e.g. landfill site)  under the Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap 354); and

 
(c)

The entrance of the recycler’s plant should be monitored by a closed circuit television (CCTV) system, and the records captured should be kept by the plant operator for at least 3 months.

 

6.

Upon receiving the applications, EPD will, together with relevant departments, vet these applications and conduct visits to the applicant’s plants. The listed recyclers can be found here. To ensure that the list is up-to-date, recyclers on the list are required to inform the EPD as soon as possible in case of any change in the company’s particulars (e.g. agreement terms or tenure, if applicable) so that we can amend the record accordingly.

 
Application to EPD
 

7.

Interested parties may submit a completed Application Form together with other relevant documents to the following address:

  Environmental Protection Department
  5/F, Centre Parc
  11 Sheung Yuet Road
  Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
  (Attn : Mr. Ken FUNG)
 

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Ken FUNG at 3690 7741 or via email at kenfung@epd.gov.hk.

 
Environmental Protection Department

Last update: July 2021