What is Land filling and Fly-tipping?



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  • Land filling refers to depositing or placement of construction and demolition (C&D) materials as fill material on land, which results in an elevation of ground level. This also includes filling of watercourse, such as streamcourse, pond, etc. Land filling activities are usually carried out 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 C&D materials onto land as dumping ground. Illegal land filling takes places when it contravenes the relevant legislation or when it is carried out on land without proper authorization of the Government authorities or consent from the land owners/occupiers. It does not include depositing of C&D materials at Government disposal facilities, e.g. public fill bank, or beneficial use of the materials for reclamation and earth filling projects in accordance with the relevant Government regulations.

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Fly-tipping refers to illegal depositing of C&D materials, which is often associated with haphazard and casual dumping from vehicles. Fly-tipped C&D materials are usually scattered, left in heaps, and in small quantities. Most of these illegal dumping activities take place in urban built-up areas as well as rural locations with good vehicular access, such as at kerb sides or side roads branched off from main roads.
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