To combat climate change and promote sustainable development of our society, we should use less, waste less to reduce carbon emissions.
The per capita MSW disposal of Hong Kong is higher than those of other major cities, and continues to increase generally.
In the past 30 years, the increase in MSW in Hong Kong far outpaced the population growth. Our landfills receive a large quantity of waste every day and are under increasing pressure. Waste reduction has become ever more imminent and acute.
There are two charging modes proposed under the Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Amendment Bill), namely charging by designated garbage bags (various sizes available), and charging by weight through gate-fee. To know more about how to handle oversized waste and how to purchase designated garbage bags, please click Learn More for details.
Support and promotion by the Government include new resources for promoting waste reduction and enhancing recycling, and stepped up publicity campaign and public education.
The public should practise waste reduction at source and recycling proactively, understand the proposed charging arrangements and get prepared for the implementation of MSW charging.
Please visit FAQ for more information about the proposed arrangements