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Problems & Solutions

Implementation of Waste Disposal Plan

The Waste Disposal Plan, published in 1989, sets out a strategy for municipal solid waste disposal in Hong Kong. Old waste facilities have been phased out and new, cost-effective facilities have been built to higher environmental standards, under the management of the Environmental Protection Department.

The new facilities include three strategic landfills and a network of refuse transfer stations. The three landfills have a total capacity of about 140 million cubic metres. Six refuse transfer stations and a system of refuse transfer facilities serving the outlying islands are in operation, with a total handling capacity of 8,800 tonnes a day.

 
Waste Facilities Serving Hong Kong 

 
Programme for Development of Waste Facilities
 
Waste Facilities
 
Date of Commission
 
Design Capacity
 
Capital Cost** ($M)
 
Operation Cost*** ($M/yr)
 
Strategic Landfills:
 
       
1. West New Territories Landfill
Commissioned on 19.11.93
61 Mm3
2,000
293
2. South East New Territories Landfill
Commissioned on 26.9.94
43 Mm3
2,200
191
3. North East New Territories Landfill
Commissioned on 1.6.95
35 Mm3
1,100
181
Refuse Transfer Stations (TS) :        
1. Kowloon Bay TS*
-
 
-
-
-
2. Island East and Island West TS
Commissioned on 16.11.92 and on 1.5.97
 
1,200 tpd and 1,000 tpd
1177#
159
3. Sha Tin TS
Commissioned on 29.10.94
 
1,200 tpd
349#
46
4. West Kowloon TS
Commissioned on 19.6.97
 
2,500 tpd
735#
173
5. North Lantau TS
Commissioned on 1.6.98
 
650 tpd (Phase I)
1,200 tpd (Phase II)
258#
34
6. Outlying Islands Transfer Facilities
 
Commissioned on 13.3.98 (Phase I & II)
611 tpd
320#
51
7. North West New Territories TS
Commissioned on 14.9.2001
 
1,320 tpd
239#
38
Special Waste Facilities :
 
 
 
 
1. Sha Ling Livestock Waste Composting Plant and livestock waste collection service
Commissioned
in 1991
(Operations stopped since Oct 2010)
20 tpd
14
-
2. Chemical Waste Treatment Centre
Commissioned on 13.4.93
100,000
tonnes per year
1,300
203
3. Low-level Radioactive Waste Storage Facility
Commissioned on 19.7.05
148 cu.m
86.1
9
 
4.

Animal Waste Composting Plant and livestock waste collection service

Commissioned on 29.4.08
40 tpd ##
39
20
 
5.
T.PARK  
Commissioned on 1.4.15
2,000 tpd
5,364###
237

* Temporarily closed in April 2005.
** Capital costs shown for completed facilities are actual costs; the rest are estimated costs in money-of-the-day prices.
*** Actual operation costs in 2016/17 financial year.
# Refurbishment and modification costs included.
## Upgraded in 2012
### Capital cost shown is estimated cost in money-of-the-day price;

 

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User review date: 
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017