Recycling in Hong Kong

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  1. #1

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    Recycling in Hong Kong

    Hi,

    I heard that people can apparently get money for recycling? If so, where do you give in your recycled items and how much do you usually get?


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    What kind of items are you referring to? Old newspapers and cardboard like the little old ladies gather? Or aluminium cans that folks rummage through rubbish bins for?

    Here is the government's website on all things recycling, including the places that buy things from paper to computers. BTW, don't bother with cardboard - the going rate is around $20 for a trolley-full.

    https://www.wastereduction.gov.hk/en/index.htm


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    I was referring to old newspapers.


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    If you think you'll make a nice bit of money collecting newspapers and hauling them off to a collection point, think about the effort versus the reward. The old ladies who usually collect the cardboard and newspapers also do it for the money. The few dollars a day they get after gathering for 10 hours will feed them for a meal/day. It's good to recycle but please don't think you'll be making money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miru
    I was referring to old newspapers.
    $0.9-$1.0/kg depands which district