September 27, 2018
Reuse of yard waste encouraged
Secretary for the Environment KS Wong encouraged the public and organisations to make use of yard waste temporarily stored in the Kai Tak Development Area, in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
“Some of the wood could be suitable for adaptive reuse or upcycling, while other yard waste could also be used for composting. If they are interested, please contact our colleagues through the hotline so that it (the yard waste) can be for beneficial use,” he said.
Mr Wong said the city’s refuse transfer stations have limited capacity and the damage caused by the typhoon was substantial, with the amount of waste about 30% to 40% more than normal.
On the damage of the Sai Kung Sewage Treatment Works, Mr Wong said the Drainage Services Department has conducted emergency repairs and carried out temporary measures to improve seawater quality in the vicinity. The department has also put water monitoring results online, he added.
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