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Extent of the Problem

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.

disposed construction waste
disposed construction waste
Disposed Construction and Demolition Materials

 

 

Land filling sites of public concern

 

 

 

 

Fly-tipping black-spots of public concern

 

 

 

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.

Photo - CCTV system installed at Siu Lang Shui Road, on the route to WENT landfill Photo - CCTV system installed at Siu Lang Shui Road, on the route to WENT landfill
Photo - CCTV system installed at Siu Lang Shui Road, on the route to WENT landfill
CCTV system installed at Siu Lang Shui Road, on the route to WENT landfill

 

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