Battery Waste Producers
At present, there are recycling facilities for rechargeable batteries in Japan and South Korea. Battery waste producers should adopt the good practice instead of simply disposing of the used rechargeable batteries at landfills. Please contact EPD to obtain further information.
Housing Estate and Commercial/Industrial Building
A convenient collection point can make all the difference in recycling. If it's located near your home or workplace, it's a lot easier to participate. About 1800 housing estates covering over half the population have set up collection points for their residents. About 880 commercial/industrial buildings have done the same (See list of participating estates and buildings). In both cases, the EPD provides cardboard collection boxes, publicity materials and detailed guidance information to organisers.
Property management companies can sign up their premises in a few easy steps.
Read the online Guideline on how to organise a rechargeable battery recovery programme in housing estates and commercial/industrial buildings.
Return the Recovered Batteries Record Form to the Helpdesk. This must be filed by the person responsible for the programme at each participating estate and building.
Producers and importers of rechargeable batteries and electrical/electronic equipment have a responsibility to recycle post-consumer batteries.
An industry-wide recycling programme has been set up and manufacturers and importers are strongly urged to join. So far 25 companies/brand agents have signed up (see full list).
To join the programme, just complete the reply slip. The EPD will contact you with further details.
More than 250 schools have joined the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Programme (see list). It's easy to join. Please read the Guideline on how to organise a rechargeable battery recovery programme at your school. Complete the Application Form and fax it to the Helpdesk at 2318 1877.
EPD also developed a Rechargeable Battery Recycling Programme Education Kit, which includes a poster, CD-ROM game, two game boards and colour worksheets. You can apply for the kit by completing the Application Form, or call 2594 6197.
Participating Companies and Organisations
Manufacturers and Importers
The following manufacturers and importers support and fund the programme.
Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd.*
Dah Chong Hong (Motor Service Centre) Limited
Dah Chong Hong Motor Service Centre
Dell Hong Kong Ltd.
Epson Hong Kong Limited
GPI International Ltd.*
Guang Yi Company Limited
Hewlett-Packard AP (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Hilti (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Hitachi (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Inchcape Hong Kong*
LG Electronics HK Ltd.
Makita Power Tools (HK) Ltd.
Momax Technology (HK) Ltd.
Motorola Solutions Asia Pacific Ltd.
NEC HK Ltd.
Olympus Hong Kong & China Ltd.
Philips Electronics Hong Kong Ltd.
Procter & Gamble Hong Kong Ltd.
Shun Hing Group*
Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Ltd.*
Sony Mobile Communications International AB*
The Dairy Farm Company Ltd. - IKEA Division
* Operations Subcommittee members
The following companies also support the scheme, for example by providing collection points at their retail outlets and stations.
AEON Stores (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
China Mobile Hong Kong
Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry
The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong
Watsons the Personal Store
Government Departments and Non-Government Organisation