Number of garbage bins in Kowloon & Yau Tsim Mong

Bastien made this Freedom of Information request to Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,

I would like to know the number of garbage bins available for the
public for the years 2015 (most recent figure possible); to and
including 2009.

I would like the total number for both Kowloon and the Yau Tsim
Mong district.

Yours faithfully,


Food and Environmental Hygiene Department


Freedom of Information request - Number of garbage bins in Kowloon & Yau Tsim Mong (Case Ref: 2-1383722719)

Dear Bastien,

Thank you for your email to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department dated 22/09/2015. Please note that enquiries and complaints made to the department are handled by 1823 of the Government.

We have referred your email to the relevant section of the department, and will inform you the outcome as soon as possible.

If you have any enquiry, please contact us.

Best regards,
Susanna Fung
Customer Service Officer

Tel: 1823
Fax: 2760 1823
Email: [email address]

nuageamk left an annotation ()

The reply is long overdue. Perhaps one should explicitly mention the "Code on Access to Information" in the request in order to get a prompt reply, or at least an interim reply, within 10 calendar days of the request. Regarding the delay, a formal complaint to 1823 and/or the Office of The Ombudsman may be lodged.

Guy Freeman left an annotation ()

It's strange that 1823 would be the ones dealing with this enquiry. I've changed the email address to the exact Access to Information Officer.

Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

Dear Bastien,

Thanks for your email of 22 September to the 1823 inquiring about the
issue of litter containers.

You may wish to know that, to help keep Hong Kong tidy, about 20 000
litter containers are placed on the streets in Hong Kong where about 1600
litter containers are placed in Yau Tsim Mong District.

For further enquiry, please feel free to contact our Health Inspector Ms.
C.Y. TSUI at 2867 5702.

Your faithfully,

(Danny  WAI)

for Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene