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  • Sep 20, 2014
  • Updated: 4:32am

Tuen Mun landfill

Legco's public works subcommittee voted on July 2, 2013, to approve a HK$35 million study of a Tuen Mun landfill expansion in the New Territories. The move has been met with strong opposition from residents, and the district council says Tuen Mun has a disproportionate share of dirty facilities such as power plants and fuel depots. Plans for another landfill, in Ta Kwu Ling, has also been drawn into the controversy. The government withdrew plans for the Tseung Kwan O site amid strong opposition.

New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

The environment minister has been told to come up with a better offer if he wants to stand a chance of winning over local politicians resisting a landfill extension plan in Tuen Mun.

Thursday, 18 September, 2014, 6:16pm 1 comment

More Shenzhen lawmakers sign petition against Tuen Mun landfill expansion plans

More than 50 additional Shenzhen lawmakers signed a petition against a proposed Hong Kong landfill expansion yesterday, after learning that Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin raised concerns about the project to Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor last year.

24 Jan 2014 - 4:19am 1 comment

Tuen Mun councillors dismiss Wong Kam-sing's landfill-plan sweeteners

Tuen Mun district councillors are refusing to budge on objections to expanding the city's biggest landfill, despite the government's efforts to offer concessions.

21 Jan 2014 - 6:45am 4 comments

Officials to defend Tseung Kwan O landfill clean-up

Embattled environment officials fighting for landfill extensions will return to the Sai Kung District Council today to convince local politicians that their pledges to improve the operation of the Tseung Kwan O landfill are genuinely being implemented.

14 Jan 2014 - 4:48am

Shenzhen lawmakers back fight against expansion of Tuen Mun landfill

Nearly half of Shenzhen's lawmakers have signed a petition against Hong Kong's proposed Tuen Mun landfill expansion - an unprecedented protest that could strain cross-border ties.

14 Jan 2014 - 3:01pm 19 comments

Lunch with Carrie Lam? Expect plenty of waste

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is expected to lobby for support to expand the city's three landfills when she hosts a lunch today for leaders of the district councils where the tips are located.

11 Sep 2013 - 4:56am 1 comment

Legco to vote on landfills next year: Carrie Lam

The government hoped to reapply for funding to expand the city's three landfills early next year, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday after visiting two villages close to the Tuen Mun facility.

9 Aug 2013 - 7:22am 1 comment

Plan to charge households, businesses for rubbish disposal

At least a fifth of the city's waste can be diverted from landfills if refuse charging is widely adopted by 2016, the undersecretary for the environment says.

17 Jul 2013 - 4:49am 13 comments

Look at waste-to-energy option

The protests over the proposed landfill expansions have further highlighted the need for an independent review of Hong Kong's waste management plan.

17 Jul 2013 - 4:42am

Rural strongman has his own ideas for landfill site

The Environmental Protection Department has commissioned a study into the generation, recycling and disposal of plastic waste, trying to probe irregularities in the rate of waste recycling.

17 Jul 2013 - 5:05am