WEEE•PARK

WEEE·PARK is a state-of-the-art Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) treatment and recycling facility located on a 3-hectare site in EcoPark, Tuen Mun. It signifies Hong Kong SAR Government’s commitment towards sustainable use of resources and provides an essential infrastructure in support of the producer responsibility scheme (PRS) on WEEE (WPRS).

Why should we recycle WEEE?

At present, about 70 000 tonnes of WEEE are generated in Hong Kong annually of which 85% are air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, computers, printers, scanners and monitors (regulated WEEE). In the past, most of the WEEE were exported for reuse or recovery of valuable materials. The reliance on export however may not be sustainable in the long run as the demand for second-hand products in markets outside Hong Kong will decline over time with progressive economic development and tightening of import control over WEEE in other jurisdictions. Hence, we need to take forward the implementation of the WPRS to promote the proper recycling of regulated WEEE, turning them into resources and thereby promoting a circular economy.

How does WEEE•PARK recycle WEEE?

WEEE contains harmful materials such as lead, mercury and greenhouse gases, which may cause harm to the environment and human health if not properly treated or disposed of. As one of the leading facilities of its kind in the world, WEEE·PARK adopts advanced technologies to turn regulated WEEE into valuable secondary raw materials through a series of detoxification, dismantling and recycling processes. Stringent control over hazardous components contained in WEEE is exercised in the process.

More information on the treatment process

What are the features of WEEE•PARK?

Green Architecture

  • The facility adopts different green building features, including a rainwater harvesting system, a solar water heating system, and green architectural design to maximise the use of natural lighting and ventilation. In addition, WEEE·PARK has a green coverage ratio of 30 percent, and is to be accredited in accordance with the BEAM Plus standard.

Smart Recycling

  • Apart from the main facility located in the EcoPark in Tuen Mun, WEEE·PARK is expanding its collection network in the territory, with the ultimate target of setting up five Regional Collection Centres and eight Collection Satellites. With a smart tracking and reporting system, the network provides logistics support to facilitate the fleet in the collection of regulated WEEE disposed of by members of the public across Hong Kong.

Cherishing Resources and Care for the Community

  • Equipped with a refurbishment workshop, WEEE·PARK diverts serviceable electrical appliances received for repair into refurbished items for further donation to families in need, promoting a loving and caring community while going green.

Can I visit WEEE•PARK?

There is an exhibition corridor at WEEE·PARK, and guided tours will be arranged for members of the public to get a better understanding of the recycling and treatment processes of WEEE, as well as a deeper appreciation of the importance of turning waste into resources. It is open to the public for visit from Monday through Friday and every other Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Admission is free but advanced booking is required. Reservation for guided tour can be arranged for groups and individuals by reservations which can be made through email (visit@weee.com.hk) or telephone (2290 9500). Visitors should arrange their own transport, or take public transport to WEEE·PARK.

Last review date: March 2019
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