With the best waste reduction and recovery efforts, there remains some unavoidable waste residue requiring disposal of safely in strategically designed and well-managed landfills equipped with anti-pollution devices. SUEZ NWS is operating two strategic landfills in Hong Kong, locating in the west and northeast of New Territories, both ranking the three mega landfills locally. Since 1994, SUEZ NWS has been commissioned to design, construct and operate North East New Territories Landfill (NENT).
As an international metropolis with over 7 million population, Hong Kong produces about 6 million tons of waste annually, in a rising trend in the past few years. Facing with the challenges of high population density and limited land resources, waste management is no easy task. A well-managed landfill could be a safe and reliable place for unavoidable waste and the valuable land space could be utilized again after the landfill ceases to operate.
- NENT that is designed, constructed and operated by SUEZ NWS according to the highest environmental and technical standards set out by the Hong Kong Government, receives 1 million tons of waste per year. Its total capacity reaches up to 35 million m3.
- The annual capacity of the leachate treatment system is 350,000 m3.
- Since the launch of the gas utilization project in 2007, about 120,000 tons of fossil fuel has been saved, and 360,000 tons of carbon emission reduced.