FOGO Is Set To Go
The City is all set to go for the rollout of its 3-bin Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) trial next week (9 October 2017) to around 7,000 residences in select areas within the City of Melville.
The trial is the first of its kind in the Perth metropolitan area, being undertaken by the City of Melville in collaboration with the City of Fremantle, Town of East Fremantle and Southern Metropolitan Regional Council. It forms part of the Regional Strategic Waste Management Plan adopted in 2016 which aims to produce a high quality clean compost, send less waste to landfill and reduce costs.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said preparations for the trial kicked off next week with residents involved in the trial being delivered their two new bins over the next few weeks, in preparation for the first round of collections to begin on either the week beginning Monday, 16 October or Monday, 23 October 2017.
“Residents involved in the trial are asked to have their current dark green bin out on the verge ready for collection and the delivery of their new 140 litre red-lidded bin for general rubbish and a 240 litre lime green lidded bin for FOGO. Residents will also receive their kitchen caddy, a year’s supply of compostable liners and information packs delivered with their new bins,” Mayor Aubrey said.
“Under the FOGO system residents yellow lidded recycling bins will be collected fortnightly, which should provide enough capacity for most households, however, residents who need more capacity will have the option to upgrade to a larger 360L bin.
“By everyone working together to ensure they put the right thing in the right bin we can help to create a high quality, clean compost, less landfill and reduced processing costs. We thank all residents involved in the trail for their participation and look forward to achieving positive outcomes for the community and environment,” he said.
If successful, the system may be rolled out to the remaining residents in the City of Melville and residents across City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle in the coming years.