Land filling activities often takes places in rural area for purposes of filling up ponds; leveling off uneven ground surfaces; forming site for development e.g. landscaping, roads, village houses, car parks or recreation facilities; stockpiling in the form of a fill bank; or depositing of Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials onto land as dumping ground. Illegal land filling takes places on land without proper authorization of the Government authorities or consent from the land owners/occupiers.
Fly-tipping is often associated with haphazard and casual dumping of wastes from vehicles. Most of these illegal dumping activities take place in urban built-up areas at locations with good vehicular access, such as at kerb sides or side roads branched off from main roads.
The following databases show the land filling sites and fly-tipping black spots of public concern in Hong Kong.
These land filling sites and fly-tipping black spots are under close monitoring by EPD and other government departments. If illegal land filling sites and fly-tipping activity is spotted, enforcement action against offenders will be undertaken.
Combating fly-tipping activities through CCTV surveillance
The EPD has been exploring the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) monitoring systems in combating fly-tipping or illegal waste dumping activities at serious black spots since 2009. They are found to be useful tools in capturing essential information of fly-tipping activities (such as time of events, plate numbers of dump trucks, number of fly-tippers involved), and thus facilitating follow-up actions to prosecute fly-tippers.
EPD is carrying out CCTV surveillance at serious fly-tipping black spots, such as at remote locations or access roads leading to landfills.
CCTV system installed at Siu Lang Shui Road, on the route to WENT landfill
Extent of the Problem
User review date:
Monday, 3 June, 2019