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The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) protects the public from environmental health related hazards through measures and activities including management of food hygiene and safety, laboratory services, district sanitation and rodent control, engineering and developmental control, solid and hazardous wastes including waste collection, recycling and disposal; and public education and promotion programmes.

Governing Legislation and Regulation

DEH is regulated by two laws, the Litter Law and the Public Health Law and Regulations. There are no regulations for the Litter Law.

The Litter Law (1997 Revision)

Public Health Law (2002 Revision)

  • Public Health Law (2002 Revision) Public Health (Infectious Waste) Regulations (2002 Revision)
  • Public Health Law (2002 Revision) (Garbage and Refuse Disposal) Regulations (2011 Revision)
  • Public Health Law (2002 Revision) (Miscellaneous Fees) Regulations (2011 Revision)
  • Public Health Law (2002 Revision) (Quarantine) (Amendment) Regulations 2011
  • Public Health Law (2002 Revision) the Ships (Sanitation Control) Regulations 2011

Last Updated: 2013-08-30