Waste Diversion Plan

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From 6 January 2016 onwards, the South East New Territories (SENT) Landfill at Tseung Kwan O will be designated to receive only construction waste to address the odour problem. The waste collectors who currently collect domestic, commercial and industrial waste from various districts will no longer be able to dispose of the waste at the SENT Landfill. To assist the trade and the public to adapt to the changes, the Government has formulated a Waste Diversion Plan, with an aim to ensuring proper and convenient disposal of waste at refuse transfer stations at a fee and other landfills.

Under the Waste Diversion Plan the following measures are being implemented:

  • Upon the SENT Landfill ceases to receive domestic, commercial and industrial waste, waste collectors may use the following available waste disposal facilities:


    North East New Territories Landfill West New Territories Landfill
    Location Ta Kwu Ling, New Territories Nim Wan, Tuen Mun
    Opening Hours 0800 - 1800 0800 - 2000

    Charge per tonne of domestic, or commercial & industrial waste

    Free of charge Free of charge


    Refuse Transfer Station / Facility
      Shatin Island
    West Kowloon North Lantau North West New Territories Ma Wan

    On Hing Lane, Shatin

    Sun Yip Street, Chai Wan Kennedy Town, Sai Wan Ngong Shung Road, Shumshuipo Siu Ho Wan, North Lantau Lam Tei, Tuen Mun Pak Wan, Ma Wan
    Opening Hours 0730 -
    0730 -
    0730 -
    0730 - 2330 0730 -
    0730 -
    0730 -

    Charge per tonne of waste

    $ 30# $ 30# $ 30# $ 30 $ 110 $ 38 $ 68

    # New charge rate effective on 1 March 2015.


  • Waste collectors may need to review the waste collection routing and schedule, and make necessary arrangement with the property owners or the property management companies whom they serve.
  • From 1 April 2015 onwards, a refuse collection vehicle must be equipped with a metal tailgate cover and a waste water sump tank in good working condition when entering a refuse transfer station or a landfill. Failing to comply with the requirements is an offence and the vehicle driver or his employer is liable to a maximum fine of $100,000. For details of the equipment standards, please visit the relevant webpage.

Actions by Shop tenants, Property owners and Property Management Companies

  • Shop tenants, property owners and property management companies currently employing private waste collection service may need to liaise with their contractors on possible new arrangement of waste collection and schedule, due to re-routing of waste collection;
  • Re-routing of waste collection may involve revision of collection fees.

Download the "Public Notice on Waste Collection Service" (To property owners/ management agents who are engaging the service of private waste collectors)

Public Consultation

We have been liaising closely with trades, using various channels to consult them and to convey the latest information regarding the Waste Diversion Plan:

Setting up a working group

A working group has been set up since March 2014 for representatives from waste collection, property management trade associations and government departments to meet regularly to discuss the detailed arrangement of waste diversion. We also disseminate the information of Waste Diversion Plan and to collect feedback.

Briefing sessions on Waste Diversion Plan

2 briefing sessions were conducted in May 2015, to brief the trade of waste collection and property management regarding the various measures under the Waste Diversion Plan, remind them of the necessary actions to be taken and to receive feedback from them.

Download the presentation slides (chinese version only)
- Waste Diversion Plan
- New Refuse Collection Vehicle Equipment Requirements

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Should you have any questions regarding the Waste Diversion Plan, you are welcome to contact us: