Waste & Water
Activities
Demolition
Problem
-
Relevant Env. Control Under the Waste Disposal Ordinance, Cap. 354, it is prohibited to dump waste in public places or on Government land, or on private premises without the consent of the owner or occupier.
Practical Solutions
Require all owners and occupiers to notify the management office when they intend to carry out renovation works
Keep a record of the renovation waste generated from the premises undergoing renovation works
Avoid the accumulation of renovation waste by requiring its removal once it is generated and if possible assign a dedicated area for their temporary storage while awaiting removal
Encourage the use of wheeled bins/trolley for the transport and storage of renovation waste. These bins may also be fitted with an tag to identify the owners/occupiers of the premises generating the renovation waste
Use wheeled bins/trolley for the transport and storage of renovation waste.
Use wheeled bins/trolley for the transport and storage of renovation waste.
Warn the suspected offenders and gather details on the origin of the renovation waste for potential flytipping incidents
Report to the EPD of anyone seen dumping waste illegally
Enhance patrol and access control at potential flytipping blackspots
Enhance awareness by publicity works (obtain promotional leaflet on combating flytipping of construction waste from the EPD & distribute the leaflet to renovators to remind them on the importance of proper disposal of construction waste)
Incorporate clear instruction on waste disposal in your guidance notes for the owner and contractor carrying out the renovation works
Property management companies can consider opening a billing account with the EPD and offer a value-added disposal service for renovation waste by charging the responsible owner accordingly
Separate the non-recyclable materials into inert materials (e.g. soil, concrete and bricks) and non-inert materials (e.g. general rubbish)
Set up separated areas/individual containers for collection of different recyclable materials, e.g. paper, wood, metal and plastic
Arrange with recyclers a regular collection schedule for the recyclable materials
Arrange proper disposal of non-recyclable materials regularly. Inert materials should be disposed at public filling area while non-inert materials should be disposed at landfills
 
   
Activities
Painting
Problem
-
Relevant Env. Control Identified as chemical wastes which are under the control of the Waste Disposal Ordinance, Cap. 354. Discharge of these chemical wastes into storm or foul drain is an offence under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance, Cap 358. They should be reused as far as possible. Otherwise, the contractor should register as Chemical Waste Producer and employ licensed Chemical Waste Collector to arrange for proper disposal.
Practical Solutions
Reuse residual paint and solvent as far as possible
Dry/cured paint (non-chemical waste) can be disposed of as normal refuse
Small quantity of household waste solvent or paint can be disposed with household refuse
Property management companies can consider to register as a Chemical Waste Producer and offer a value-added service to centrally collect waste solvent or solvent-based paint for subsequent collection by licensed Chemical Waste Collector