Schools were encouraged to implement source separation of waste by broadening the types of recyclables to be recovered and setting up recycling bins in classrooms.

The 2006 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling Day collected waste electrical and electronic equipment for recycling.

The Lunar Year End Recycling Campaign 2006 encouraged residents to recycle their waste during the traditional spring clean out.

Promotional materials were distributed to participating housing estates.

A wide range of waste separation facilities for floor-based waste recovery was on display at the Forum on Source Separation of Domestic Waste, to educate participants about these facilities.

A briefing and sharing session on source separation of domestic waste was organised in November 2006 for the Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme for Property Management 2006/2007.

Briefing sessions on source separation
of waste w
ere held for other Government departments.

The EPD promoted the Programme to District Council sub-committees.

Talks were given to residents of participating housing estates.

Roving exhibitions were organised in various districts.

Game booths were set up to educate children about source separation of waste.

The Mobile Environmental Resource Centre promoted source separation of waste in visits to schools, housing estates and shopping centres.

The EPD promoted the Programme at the Eco Expo Asia¡VInternational Trade Fair on Environmental Protection 2006.

A Forum on Source Separation of Domestic Waste was held in May 2006 where property management companies and other stakeholders shared experiences.



Waste reduction requires the support of everyone in the community to be effective. This means people need to understand what can be recycled or re-used, where these items can be deposited and how this helps the environment.

The EPD is supporting the Programme on Source Separation of Domestic Waste with a widereaching education and promotion campaign targeted at individual housing estates and the general community. The highlights of our efforts in 2005 and 2006 are described below.