Webfill before landfill: An e-commerce model for waste exchange in Hong Kong

Zhen Chen, Heng Li, Conrad T c Wong

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Although the Trip-ticket System (TTS) has been implemented to manage construction and demolition (C&D) waste in Hong Kong for over three years, problems still exist in the landfill disposal of the C&D waste. For example, it is reported that fees are difficult to collect from waste transporters for tipping the C&D waste at the landfill site. Based on an examination of the flexibility of the TTS, this paper proposes an e-commerce model, namely the Webfill system, in order to enhance the TTS. The computational structure of the Webfill system is described and the usefulness of Webfill is evaluated based on a simulation which provides a direct comparison between the existing TTS and the Webfill-enhanced TTS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-43
Number of pages17
JournalConstruction Innovation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003


  • Construction and demolition
  • e-commerce
  • Hong Kong
  • Simulation
  • Trip-ticket system
  • Waste exchange

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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