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Importers, recyclers fined for illegal waste

August 22, 2017
Illegal import

Illegal import:  Hazardous electronic waste is seized at Kwai Chung Container Terminals.

Illicit waste

Illicit waste:  The Environmental Protection Department intercepts chemical waste at two Yuen Long recycling sites.

Three importers and two recycling site operators were fined a total of $107,000 by Fanling Magistracy today for illegally importing and handling hazardous electronic waste.


Collaborating with the Customs & Excise Department, the Environmental Protection Department intercepted three containers carrying hazardous e-waste at Kwai Chung Container Terminals during a series of operations from December to February.


The department also seized a large quantity of chemical waste at two Yuen Long recycling sites.


The market value of the hazardous e-waste intercepted was $1.6 million.


The department reminded waste recycling trade importers and recycling site operators, not to illegally import hazardous e-waste into Hong Kong or unlawfully handle chemical waste.

Waste Reduction