Waste management - Construction and demolition waste and Landfill Charging Scheme



DateContextSummary of developmentAction
23.1.98 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The original landfill charging scheme was contained in the Waste Disposal (Charges for Waste Disposal) Regulation approved by the then Governor-in-Council in May 1995. Strong objections by the waste collectors emerged when the Government announced the intended implementation of the original landfill charging scheme. After several rounds of meetings with the waste collectors in June 1995, the Government agreed to delay the landfill charging programme to allow further time to consider the concerns expressed by the waste collectors.

The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which informed members of the progress in the implementation of the revised landfill charging scheme. [Paper]

11.6.99 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration the management of construction and demolition (C&D) materials, and met with the Waste Reduction Committee.
23.7.99 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel Panel continued the discussion on the management of C&D materials, and met with deputations on the subject. [Paper]

The Panel noted that the Administration might bring up the whole package of landfill charging scheme for members' consideration in October/November 99.

2.3.00 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which briefed members on the progress of measures taken by the Administration to manage C&D materials since 23.7.99. [Paper]

The Panel also discussed the following papers provided by the Administration -
 Review of "Empty Shell" for Private Development [Paper]
 Reduction, Re-use and Management of Waste Materials from Housing Authority's Demolition Contracts [Paper]

26.6.00 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Christine LOH raised a question on the Administration's efforts to reduce C&D materials and the potential for the use of recycled aggregates in construction industry. [Hansard "page 73"]
7.11.00 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which set out the problems related to the management of C&D materials, and the proposed actions to tackle the problems. [Paper], [Presentation materials], [Follow-up paper]
5.6.01 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which set out the measures to tackle the problems related to the management of C&D materials between mid-2002 and end-2005. [Paper]
14.11.01 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHOY So-yuk raised a question on the proposed plan to export local C& D waste to Macao for use in reclamation projects. [Hansard "page 93"]
3.02 AUD denoting Director of AuditĀ“s Report Director of Audit conducted a value-for-money audit on management of C&D materials. [Report]
7.02 PAC denoting Public Accounts Committee PAC considered in detailed report of the Director of Audit on management of C&D materials. [Report "page 108" ]
27.5.02 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which set out details of the proposed Landfill Charging Scheme and the charging arrangements in other economies. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper]

24.6.02 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel continued discussion on the proposed Landfill Charging Scheme and met with deputations. [Follow-up paper]
8.02 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC circulated the "Interim Report on Construction and Demolition Waste Generated by Public Works Projects" provided by the Administration. [Paper]
20.12.02 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which reported the progress in implementing the measures to tackle the problem of C&D materials. [Paper]
28.4.03 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which set out the detailed arrangements and associated charges relating to the proposed Landfill Charging Scheme. [Paper]

Development to date presented in the updated background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper]

27.10.03 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which reported the latest progress in implementing the measures to tackle the problem of C&D materials. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper]

24.11.03 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which invited members' support for the proposal to introduce the Waste Disposal (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2003 with a view to effecting the construction waste disposal charging scheme. [Paper], [Follow-up paper]

Development to date presented in the updated background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper]

19.12.03 HC denoting House Committee HC agreed to form a bills committee to scrutinize Waste Disposal (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2003. The Bill sought to provide statutory basis for introducing a charging scheme for the disposal of construction waste at landfills, sorting facilities and public fill reception facilities, and to strengthen the control against illegal disposal of waste.

The Bills Committee held 8 meetings [Meeting schedules] and reported its deliberations to HC on 11.6.04 and 18.6.04. [Report]

The Bill was passed by the Council on 2.7.04. [Hansard "page 7"]

26.4.04 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which informed members of the measures to prevent and minimize production of C&D materials by private construction works. [Paper] & [Follow-up paper]
5.11.04 HC denoting House Committee HC agreed to form a subcommittee to scrutinize Waste Disposal (Designated Waste Disposal Facility) (Amendment) Regulation 2004 and Waste Disposal (Charges for Disposal of Construction Waste) Regulation. These 2 Regulations sought to specify the waste disposal facilities that were available for disposal of construction waste, and introduce a charging scheme for the disposal of construction waste at government disposal facilities. [Papers relating to the Regulations]
1.12.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Albert CHAN raised a question on dumping of construction waste in beaches.[Hansard "page 75"]
21.1.05 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the paper on the policy initiatives of the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau.[Paper]
24.1.05 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel Development to date presented in the background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper]

The Panel discussed the paper on the progress report on the management of C&D materials. [Paper] [Follow-up paper]

6.7.05 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Ronny TONG raised a question on renovation works for Hunghom Peninsula.[Hansard "page 112"]
24.4.06 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the paper reports on the progress in implementing the measures to tackle the problem of C&D materials. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat [Background brief]

14.6.06 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised a question on the illegal dumping of construction demolition waste. [Hansard "page 32"]
10.1.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Kam-lam raised a question on tendering for cross-boundary disposal of public fill.[Hansard, "Page 66"]
28.2.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Kam-lam raised a question on reception points of inert C&D materials produced in Hong Kong [Hansard, "Page 22"]
26.3.07 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Administration has provided the number of applications from waste haulers for opening billing accounts in respect of construction work contracts with a value less than $1 million; and measures against illegal disposal of construction waste generated by minor renovation projects [Follow-up paper]

The Panel discussed the progress of implementation of the Construction Waste Disposal Charging Scheme (the scheme) and the findings from a review of the scheme since the charges for disposal of construction waste were levied on 20 January 2006. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat [Background brief]

11.4.08 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the regulatory regime under existing legislation in dealing with the land filling activities on government and private land at Shing Mun Road. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

The Administration has provided information on the latest development of the proposed "clean record system" to facilitate the Town Planning Board to consider planning applications. [Follow-up paper]

16.5.08 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the depositing of inert construction and demolition materials on private land. [Paper]
30.6.08 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the cases of depositing of inert C&D materials on private and Government land, which took place between 2005 and 2008 (up to end of April). [Paper]

The Panel discussed some preliminary regulatory options put forward by the Administration. [Paper]

4.2.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Albert HO raised a question on fly-tipping and illegal land filling activities. [Hansard, "Page 82"]
23.2.09 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the enhanced control measures against the depositing of C&D materials, and the progress of exploring the regulatory options to further control such activities. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

13.5.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on reuse of construction and demolition materials. [Hansard, "Page 17"]
28.10.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEE Wing-tat raised a question on fly-tipping of waste and unauthorized developments in the rural area of the New Territories. [Hansard, "Page 35"]
25.11.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LI Fung-ying raised a question on fly-tipping of construction waste. [Hansard, "Page 66"]
22.2.10 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the proposal to amend the Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap. 354) to enhance the regulation of depositing of abandoned construction and demolition materials on private land. [Paper]
12.5.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Mrs Regina IP LAU Suk-yee raised a question on fly-tipping of construction waste in Ho Sheung Heung. [Hansard, "Page 146"]
9.3.11 CQ denoting Council Question Hon KAM Nai-wai raised a question on cargo compartments placed on streets for collection construction waste. [Hansard, "Page 118"]
25.2.13 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the measures by the Administration in tackling fly-tipping of construction and demolition materials and illegal land filling activities. It also seeks to brief Members on the recent case of asbestos waste being abandoned at a site in Ma Tong Village, Chuen Lung. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief]

Supplementary information paper provided by Administration [Follow-up paper]

24.4.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon WU Chi-wai raised a question on law enforcement work against illegal tree-felling, fly-tipping, illegal occupation of government land and unauthorized developments on land. [Hansard, "Page 106"]
5.6.13 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon CHIANG Lai-wan raised a question on fly-tipping of construction waste in urban areas. [Hansard, "Page 142"]
16.10.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Christopher CHUNG Shu-kun raised a question on demolition of structures containing asbestos materials. [Hansard, "Page 101"]
26.5.14 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper on "Waste Disposal (Amendment) Ordinance 2013 (Commencement) Notice" [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

3.12.14 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Elizabeth QUAT raised a question on handling of construction waste. [Hansard, "Page 115"]
8.7.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Han-pan raised a question on measures to combat fly-tipping. [Hansard, "Page 171"]
21.12.15 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper on "Review of the Construction Waste Disposal Charging Scheme" [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

Supplementary information paper provided by Administration [Follow-up paper]

9.3.16
30.3.16
EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel Letter dated 8 March 2016 from Hon LEE Cheuk-yan on suspected fly-tipping of construction waste and illegal landfilling in Tin Shui Wai (Chinese version only).

Administration's response to Hon LEE Cheuk-yan's letter regarding suspected fly-tipping of construction waste and illegal landfilling in Tin Shui Wai. [Paper]

25.4.16 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper on "Issues relating to the soil fill near Kingswood Villas in Tin Shui Wai" [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

Supplementary information paper provided by Administration [Follow-up paper]

19.12.16 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper on "Actions to combat illegal land filling and fly-tipping of construction and demolition waste". [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

Supplementary information paper provided by Administration [Follow-up paper]

3.3.17 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

Supplementary information paper provided by Administration [Follow-up paper]

21.3.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung raised a question on depositing or dumping of construction waste on private lands. [Hansard, "Page 102"]
26.3.18 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper on "Enforcement Against Illegal Land Filling and Fly-tipping of Construction Waste". [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

Supplementary information paper provided by Administration. [Follow-up paper]

9.5.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on handling of construction waste and management of public fill. [Hansard, "Page 16"]
13.6.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on management of skips. [Hansard, "Page 129"]


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