Proper Recycling of Regulated  Electrical Equipment Turning Waste into Resources
WEEE·PARK( WEEE Treatment and Recycling Facility)

Logo of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Treatment and Recycling Facility

Turning Waste into Resources

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 implementation of the producer responsibility scheme on WEEE (WPRS).

Environmental Technology

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.


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 has achieved BEAM Plus Provisional Gold rating.


Smart Recycling

Apart from the main facility located in the EcoPark in Tuen Mun, WEEE·PARK is expanding its collection network in the territory, and has established 5 regional collection centres. With a smart tracking and reporting system, the network provides logistics supports 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. Please click here for application details.


Going Green Together

There is an exhibition corridor at WEEE·PARK, and guided tours are 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 Saturday. Admission is free but advanced booking is required. Reservation for guided tour can be arranged for groups and individuals by reservation 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.


Treatment Processes

WEEE·PARK is designed to treat 30,000 tonnes of regulated WEEE annually. If necessary, the WEEE·PARK may increase its capacity by arranging an additional shift in the operation of the facility to cope with the demand. There are four processing lines:


Line 1 (Refrigerator Processing):

Refrigerants (CFC or HFC) are extracted from refrigerators for proper disposal. The refrigerators are then dismantled in an inert atmosphere whereby potentially flammable insulation will be extracted safely and metal and plastic components will be separated.

Line 1 for Refrigerator
Processing


Line 2 (Air-conditioner Processing):

Refrigerants (CFC or HFC) are extracted from air-conditioners for proper disposal. The air-conditioners are then transferred to Line 3 for further material separation.

Line 2 for Air conditioner
Processing



Line 3 (Dismantling and Material Sorting):
Computers, washing machines, air-conditioners (transferred from Line 2), as well as TVs and monitors (after detoxification in Line 4) are dismantled, shredded and sorted into secondary materials such as steel, copper, aluminium and plastics.


Line 3 for Dismantling and Material Sorting



Line 4 (CRT Detoxification):
CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) screens are dismantled using hot wire in order to separate the lead containing funnel glass and to extract the fluorescent powder for proper disposal.



Line 4 for CRT Detoxification

Line 4 (Flat Screen Detoxification): 
Flat screens are cut open automatically using robotic arm and the mercury containing fluorescent lamps are removed for proper disposal. The remaining parts are transferred to Line 3 for further dismantling.

Line 4 for Flat Screen Detoxification

WEEE Treatment and Recycling Figures
From October 2017, the treatment and recycling figures of locally collected WEEE in WEEE·PARK are shown below:

Year Quantity of WEEE treated
(tonnes)
Materials recovered from the recycling process
Ferrous metals
(tonnes)
Non-ferrous metals
(tonnes)
Plastics
(tonnes)
Other recyclable materials (e.g. glass, concrete block, printed circuit board, toner cartridge, PC parts, etc)
(tonnes)
Total materials recycled
(tonnes)
Oct – Dec 2017 930 257 25 71 26 379
2018 10,830 3,842 2,103 1,931 1,456 9,332
2019 23,980 8,028 5,397 3,964 3,521 20,910
2020 23,383 7,930 4,688 3,832 3,824 20,274



WEEE·PARK Introduction Video

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