MSW158 - Background
The government is planning to implement municipal solid waste (“MSW”) charging
To get the community prepared for the implementation of MSW charging and reduce waste, the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) establishes the scheme to subsidize non-profit-making organizations with housing estates to simulate the experience of MSW Charging, to have the opportunity to review scheme and refine the best practice guide before final legislation.
``Waste Out! Clean Recycle and Better Community``
is co-organized by Wisdom Regeneration, the Incorporated Owners of Man Fatt Mansion and the Incorporated Owners of Kin Yick Mansion and funded by the ECF. The program runs for a period of 6-months of community waste charging trial. This program is only in experimental nature and is completely FREE OF CHARGE. The objective is to early let the residents experience and understand the future charging mode by designated garbage bags (DGB) which is applicable to the most residential buildings, and to develop the habit of waste reduction so as to reduce the expense in DGB when it is legislated.
The simulation of new charging mode in designated buildings in the Central and Western Districts
can assist residents to reduce waste, understand waste charges, finally to achieve the Pay-As-You-Throw” principle and get ready for charges.