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).
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.
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.
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 from premises across Hong Kong. WEEE·PARK is also providing support to retailers in their provision of statutory free removal service in respect of regulated WEEE.
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.
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 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 reservation which can be made through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (2290 9500). Visitors should arrange their own transport, or take public transport to WEEE·PARK.
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 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.
WEEE·PARK Introduction Video