Waste collection service extended

December 1, 2021

The Environmental Protection Department announced that the "HoHoSkips" booking service for construction waste collection was extended to Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin and North District from today.


The department launched the trade-led pilot scheme on collection and recycling of construction waste early this year and the first project was rolled out in Sham Shui Po.


Through the setting up of convenient collection points and the use of smart skips as well as the "HoHoSkips" app to collect small quantities of construction waste generated from small-scale renovation works, the renovation trade is provided with a convenient, time-saving and efficient construction waste collection service to reduce the illegal disposal of construction waste at source.


The booking service was extended to Yuen Long, Sha Tin and Tai Po in mid-July and then to Tsuen Wan, Kwai Tsing and Yau Tsim Mong on a trial basis in October.


The booking service was further extended to Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin and North District on a trial basis so that small-scale renovation practitioners and the public can book the service to arrange for the collection of small quantities of construction waste in these districts.


With the funding support of the Recycling Fund and the reduction of transportation and disposal costs through recyclers participating in consolidating delivery and waste recovery separation, the service providers will only charge $71 per tonne of inert construction waste and $200 per tonne of non-inert construction waste.


The Environmental Protection Department said it would step up enforcement actions while implementing the pilot scheme in the districts concerned by flexibly deploying surveillance camera systems and strengthening manpower for operations against the illegal disposal of construction waste.

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