Public Fill

Public fill arises from construction, excavation, renovation, demolition and road works. Comprising of rocks, concrete, asphalt, rubbles, bricks, stones and earth, public fill is suitable for reuse in reclamation and site formation. Hard materials such as rocks and concrete can be recycled as aggregates for concrete/asphalt production or as granular materials for road sub-base and drainage layers etc.

Management Strategy

The strategy to manage public fill comprises three major tasks - reduce, reuse and recycle. Concerted efforts in the construction industry are required in the following areas -

(a) Reducing

public fill at source through better planning, design and construction management to reduce the overall volume of public fill produced. Government departments are required to prepare management plans for public works projects to critically examine alternatives to reduce public fill produced during design stage and to monitor its implementation during construction.;

(b) Separating

out waste such as timber, paper, plastic etc. to prevent public fill that could be reused or recycled from going to landfills. Contractors of Government works contracts are required to prepare and implement waste management plan to carry out on-site sorting and implement a trip-ticket system to ensure that public fill and waste are delivered to the appropriate reception sites/facilities.

(c) Reusing

public fill in reclamation, site formation and other earth filling works where possible. Whilst sustaining the overall development of the territory, the construction industry has generated large amount of construction and demolition materials from construction, excavation and demolition works every year. About 90% of these construction and demolition materials are recyclable or reusable inert materials, which are commonly known as public fill, and can be used as fill materials in reclamation, site formation and other earth filling projects. We provide reception facilities to receive surplus public fill arising from the construction industry. The surplus public fill is temporarily stored in the fill banks, pending opportunity for reuse. This not only helps to combat fly-tipping but also serves as a stable source of public fill for future reclamation projects. In recent years, local projects had only been able to reuse a portion of surplus public fill generated. As a result, it is necessary for us to deliver part of the surplus public fill to designated area in the Mainland for beneficial reuse.

Placing order and collection of public fill for reuse in construction works are simple. Relevant procedures are summarized in the flow chart. The project registration form and order form could be obtained:

1. via the web links below

2. from CWDF Hotline (852) 2246 8220 via fax machine.

(d) Recycling

suitable public fill as recycled aggregates.

Public Filling Service

The beneficial use of public fill provides an economical source of fill materials for reclamation and earth-filling projects and also helps preserve the precious landfill space in Hong Kong, which would otherwise have to be used for the disposal of such material. Marine mud, household refuse, plastic, metal, industrial and chemical waste, animal and vegetable matter and other unsuitable materials are not allowed to be disposed of at any public fill reception facility.

Statistics of construction and demolition materials received at the Public Fill Reception Facilities and Landfills

The Public Fill Committee (PFC) is responsible for implementing measures to promote avoidance, minimization, re-use and recycling of construction and demolition material. It also oversees the management of public filling operations and facilities. In addition, the PFC produces and circulates the Forecast of Public Fill Generation and Demand Tables and designates the public fill reception facilities for public works projects. The Secretariat of the Committee is provided by the Fill Management Division.

For further information on Public Filling Service, please contact Senior Engineer / Strategy 2 of Fill Management Division yfkwong@cedd.gov.hk.

Dumping Licences         

Targeted Measures for Infection Control

Truck owners shall apply licences (Dumping Licences) for dumping public fill within the CEDD public fill reception facilities from Fill Management Division. The licences are free of charge, valid for three years and renewable.

Truck owners can submit applications for up to 5 vehicles at the same time and "Public Dumping Labels" will no longer be issued together with the licences.

The application forms could be obtained:

  1. at Drawing Office, Fill Management Division of Civil Engineering and Development Department, address - LG1, Civil Engineering and Development Building, 101 Princess Margaret Road, Homantin, Kowloon.  ;
  2. at the public fill reception facilities ;
  3. downloaded from internet ; and
  4. downloaded at CWDF Hotline (852) 2246 8220 via fax machine.

The application forms could be submitted as follows:

  1. by post – Fill Management Division of Civil Engineering and Development Department, address - 5/F., Civil Engineering and Development Building, 101 Princess Margaret Road, Homantin, Kowloon. ;
  2. by fax – Fax No: (852) 2714 9481 ;
  3. by email – email address: dumpinglicence@cedd.gov.hk ; and
  4. in person to Drawing Office, Fill Management Division of Civil Engineering and Development Department during office hours  the office hours are from Monday to Friday (excluding Chinese Winter Solstice Festival, Christmas Eve, Lunar New Year's Eve and General Holidays) 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:15 pm * .
Note

* In view of the  latest development of the COVID-19 epidemic, the office hours are adjusted from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm until further notice.

Truck owners can also apply licences via online form. This form cannot be submitted online. The applicant can fill out this form online and print the filled form for signature and submission by email or by fax.

Trip-Ticket System

Environment, Transport and Works Bureau has promulgated under Development Bureau Technical Circular (Works) No. 6/2010 the policy to implement a trip-ticket system in public works contracts for the proper disposal of construction and demolition material at public fill reception facilities or landfills in order to minimise the incidence of illegal dumping. In the planning stage of a contract, the project officer shall seek confirmation from the Public Fill Committee (PFC) through the Secretary of PFC as to whether public fill reception facilities will be available for the disposal of public fill generated or shall seek confirmation from the Director of Environmental Protection as to whether landfills will be available for the disposal of construction and demolition waste generated.

Report form of Irregularity Proforma for trip record checking

Construction Waste Disposal Facilities (CWDF) Hotline

You may call our hotline to obtain:

  1. the locations, opening hours and adverse weather arrangements of CWDF;
  2. the procedures for application for Dumping Licences and appeal against warning letters, etc.;
  3. the application form for Dumping Licences and the general information of CWDF via fax machine;
  4. the flow charts about the procedures for ordering and collection of Grade 200 Recycled Rockfill for public works or for non-public works projects and the relevant order forms via fax machine;
  5. the flow chart about the procedures for ordering and collection of Public Fill for reuse in construction works, the Project Registration Form and the Public Fill Order Form via fax machine; and
  6. assistance from our officers (9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:15 pm on working days).

Hotline no.: (852) 2246 8220 (in Cantonese, English and Putonghua).

Locations of CWDF

Opening Hours of CWDF

Public Fill Reception Facilities
Tseung Kwan O Area 137 Fill Bank
Mondays to Saturdays (except General Holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Closed on General Holidays and Lunar New Year Eve
Tuen Mun Area 38 Fill Bank
Mondays to Saturdays (except General Holidays & Lunar New Year Eve) 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
General Holidays (except Lunar New Year Day, 2nd Day and 3rd Day) 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Lunar New Year Eve, Lunar New Year Day, 2nd Day and 3rd Day
Chai Wan Public Fill Barging Point
Mondays to Saturdays (except General Holidays) 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on General Holidays and Lunar New Year Eve
Mui Wo Temporary Public Fill Reception Facility
Mondays to Saturdays (except General Holidays) 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on General Holidays and Lunar New Year Eve
Construction Waste Sorting Facilities
Tseung Kwan O Area 137 Temporary Construction Waste Sorting Facility
Mondays to Sundays (including General Holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Closed on Lunar New Year Day, 2nd Day and 3rd Day
Tuen Mun Area 38 Temporary Construction Waste Sorting Facility
Mondays to Sundays (including General Holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Closed on Lunar New Year Day, 2nd Day and 3rd Day

Adverse weather arrangements for CWDF

Typhoon Signal No. 8

Closed when Typhoon Signal No. 8 is hoisted.

If Typhoon Signal No.8 is not lowered at or before 3:00pm, the facilities will re-open on the following day. Otherwise, they will re-open two hours after the lowering of Typhoon Signal No.8 provided that the site conditions are safe.

CWDF Enquires telephone
Tseung Kwan O Area 137 Fill Bank 2623 9269
Tuen Mun Area 38 Fill Bank 2404 9008
TKO137 Sorting Facility 2623 9685
TM38 Sorting Facility 2618 9271

Typhoon Signal No. 1

Closed two hours after Typhoon Signal No. 1 is hoisted.

Re-open within 24 hours after all the signals are lowered. Please phone to the facilities for checking the reopening time.

CWDF Enquires telephone
Chai Wan Public Fill Barging Point 2562 8787

Typhoon Signal No. 3

Closed two hours after Typhoon Signal No. 3 is hoisted.

Re-open within 24 hours after all the signals are lowered. Please phone to the facilities for checking the reopening time.

CWDF Enquires telephone
Mui Wo Temporary Public Fill Reception Facility 2984 1221

Black Rainstorm Warning

Closed when Black Rainstorm Warning (BRW) is hoisted. If BRW is hoisted before the operations start and is not lowered at or before 3:00pm, the facilities will re-open on the following day. Otherwise, they will re-open two hours after the lowering of BRW provided that the site conditions are safe. If BRW is hoisted during the operations, the truck drivers can choose to park at the designated areas within the facilities waiting for the lowering of BRW (MWPFRF does not have such area), or leave and Go to other safe places. The facilities will re-open as soon as possible upon the lowering of BRW provided that the site conditions are safe. If BRW is lowered beyond the normal closing times of the facilities, the facilities will be closed upon completion in handling the trucks in the aforementioned areas.

Remarks
Under some special circumstances (e.g. landslides during BRW), the facilities will reopen urgently to accept materials for the rescue actions.

Mobile App for Public Filling Facilities

A mobile app is developed to facilitate the use of the CEDD public fill reception facilities (Tseung Kwan O Area 137 Fill Bank, Tuen Mun Area 38 Fill Bank, Chai Wan Public Fill Barging Point and Mui Wo Temporary Public Fill Reception Facility).  The mobile app allows the users to handle disposal transactions in an easier and more expeditious manner.  The key functions of the mobile app include:

For further information on the mobile app, please contact FMD of CEDD at (852) 2762 5591.

Important Notices

Circular Letters to Industry Stakeholders

Date Title
Sep 2019
Notice of Fine-tuned Part A of Enhanced Control Measures against Dump Truck Overloading
Dec 2018 Extension of Validity Period of Dumping Licences from 1 Year to 3 Years(Chinese version only)
Mar 2018
Enhanced Control Measures against Dump Truck Overloading(Chinese version only)
Sep 2014

Cessation of Processing Applications for Dumping Licences for Tankers and Gully Emptiers(Chinese version only)