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Code of Practice - Livestock Waste Management

Preface(amended in July 2002)

(Prepared and revised under section 35 of the Waste Disposal Ordinance) (Cap 354)

Codes of Practice are prepared under section 35 of the Waste Disposal Ordinance after consultation with the Advisory Council on the Environment. Codes of Practice give guidance and directions as to the collection, storage, treatment, transportation and disposal of waste. Failure of any person to observe a Code of Practice shall not of itself render that person liable to criminal proceedings of any kind but any such failure may, in any proceedings whether civil or criminal and including proceedings for an offence under the Waste Disposal Ordinance, be relied upon as tending to establish or to negative any liability which is in question in those proceedings.

This Code of Practice gives guidance and directions as to the collection, storage, treatment, transportation and disposal of livestock waste generated or produced in or on livestock premises in a livestock waste control area or a livestock waste restriction area.

This Code of Practice has been revised in 1994 under section 35 of the Waste Disposal Ordinance and replaces the Code of Practice previously prepared by the then Secretary for Health and Welfare in 1988 in consultation with the then Environmental Pollution Advisory Committee.

Enquiries relating to this Code of Practice may be addressed to the Environmental Protection Department at:

Environmental Protection Department
Environmental Compliance Division
Regional Office (North)
10/F., Sha Tin Government Offices,
1 Sheung Wo Che Road,
Sha Tin, New Territories,
Hong Kong

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