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

Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing has been issuing warnings on the urgency to expand the city's waste infrastructure. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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

When Xu Qin met Carrie Lam they agreed to set up a joint team to investigate the impact of the fire at the landfill site. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing (third from left) receives petitions from lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan (to his left) and protesters. Photo: David Wong

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

Shenzhen lawmakers back fight against expansion of Tuen Mun landfill

A general view of West New Territories Landfill in Tuen Mun. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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

Officials to defend Tseung Kwan O landfill clean-up

Lawmaker Gary Fan

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

Lunch with Carrie Lam? Expect plenty of waste

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (left) and legislator Lau Wong-fat visit West New Territories landfill in Tuen Mun. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

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

Villagers living near the Tuen Mun landfill were keen to voice their opinions when Carrie Lam (left) visited. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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

Christine Loh

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

Protesters against Tuen Mun landfill proposal.

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

Lau Wong-fat. Photo: Felix Wong

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

All three landfill expansion plans to be resubmitted to Legco

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The plan to expand the landfill in Tseung Kwan O is to be resubmitted to the Legislative Council, along with expansion proposals for landfills in Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling, after the legislature's summer recess, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday.

14 Jul 2013 - 6:00am

Legco's Finance Committee defers votes on landfill extensions

A protester taking part in a hunger strike outside the Legislative Council against plans to expand landfills. The Finance Committee later voted to defer discussion on the controversial issue. Photo: Felix Wong

Discussion of what officials say are urgently needed extensions to two of Hong Kong's landfills ended abruptly yesterday when legislators decided to defer scrutiny of them. They did so to give environment officials time to reconsider their plans and consult affected communities.

13 Jul 2013 - 5:59am

Landfill plans spark angry protest, calls for blockade

Residents of Tuen Mun send a clear message outside Legco that they object to the government's landfill proposals. Photo: Felix Wong

Temperatures ran high in the square outside the Legislative Council yesterday as opponents of landfill extensions made a spirited protest in defence of their neighbourhoods.

13 Jul 2013 - 4:22am

HK government fails to pass controversial landfill extension proposals

Lawmakers vote on Friday in the Legislative Council on the government's landfill extension funding proposals. Photo: Felix Wong

The Hong Kong government has failed to obtain funding for its controversial proposals to extend two landfills after lawmakers on Friday deferred indefinitely a debate on them.

12 Jul 2013 - 8:54pm 1 comment

Lawmaker to call for Legco to delay Tuen Mun landfill debate

Democratic Party lawmaker Wu Chi-wai. Photo: Felix Wong

A legislator is planning to propose that lawmakers defer indefinitely Friday’s discussion and possible vote on a controversial proposal to fund a study on the expansion of the Tuen Mun landfill.

12 Jul 2013 - 4:40pm