Waste is a long-standing environmental problem in Hong Kong.
Among all types of municipal solid waste, food waste is the major constituent which contributes about 40% of the total. In 2018, the amount of food waste has reached around 3600 tons per day. The more disappointing fact is that the figure did not show a decreasing trend over the past years.
According to our observation, the food waste collection industry in Hong Kong lacks the following efforts. Firstly, the participation of domestic households in food waste recycling is inferior. Environmental policies point at recycling other types of waste, such as plastic, paper and aluminum. Therefore, we promote food waste recycling to households through cooperation with the corresponding building management team. Secondly, the food waste collection industry could have the transportation services improved with better planning and innovative ways, which can significantly reduce the recycling cost and encourage more households and restaurants to start recycling.
Understand your case, for example, the type of buildings, institutions, estimated quantity of food waste, collection frequency, time, location, education session needed or not, etc.
Deciding on the number of bins and the location to place them, we deliver them before the start date of servicing.
Our drivers will collect the food waste at designated time and frequency, record the quantity and send them to O.Park1 for further processing. We will prepare a monthly report for tracking the recycling progress.
O · PARK1 is the first organic resources recovery centre, located at Siu Ho Wan of North Lantau.
It uses anaerobic digestion technology to convert food waste into biogas (a source of renewable energy similar to natural gas) for electricity generation and the residues from the process can be produced as compost for landscaping and agriculture use.
We are a registered food waste collector and allowed to send food waste to there for further processing.
Visit their website to learn more.
1. Excessive Liquid:
Please separate as much as liquid as possible before throwing the food waste into bins. (E.g. Beverage, Congee, oil, etc)
2. Oversized Bones and Hard Shells:
They cannot be composted in O.Park1 the facility. (E.g. Pork Bone, Coconut Shell, Crab Shell, etc.)
3. Other inert non-food waste materials. (E.g. Glass, Metals, Paper, Plastic, etc.)
Almost all kinds of food waste are accepted except the above. To contain the food waste, we prefer using compostable/ bio-degradable bags.