FOGO Bin Trial

On Tuesday, 18 April 2017 the City of Melville Council unanimously resolved to support and fund a trial of a three-Bin Food Organics Garden Organics or FOGO system.

The project is a collaboration between the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council and its member councils including the City of Melville, City of Fremantle and the Town of East Fremantle. It forms part of the Regional Strategic Waste Management Plan adopted in 2016 and aims to produce a high quality clean compost, send less waste to landfill and reduce costs.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the trial aims to commence in October 2017 and will take place at around 7,000 residents in various locations through the City of Melville. 
“The City of Melville is very excited to be supporting the three-bin FOGO system, which will be the first of its kind in the Perth Metropolitan area and will mean some great outcomes for the community and environment,” Mayor Aubrey said. 
“The FOGO system will see resident’s current dark green bin replaced with a new 140 litre red-lidded bin, picked up fortnightly, for general rubbish and a new 240 litre lime green lidded bin, picked up weekly, for food organics and garden organics. 
“Under the FOGO system residents recycling bin will be collected fortnightly, which should provide enough capacity for most households, however, residents who need more will have the option to upgrade to a larger 360L bin,” he said.   
The success of the trial in the City of Melville will determine the expansion of the system to all residents across the City of Melville, City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle in the coming years. 
Full details of the project are currently being finalised and more information will be provided to the community, as well as those involved in the trial over the coming months.
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