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FOGO service a success for VIC region

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City of Kingston has hailed the success of its food waste recycling program, having sent more than 3000 extra tonnes of food and garden waste for composting since the introduction of its Food Organics and Garden Organics service in June 2020.

More than 1000 additional Kingston homes signed up for a ‘green lid’ bin to recycle their garden and food waste since the program’s introduction.

Kingston has also recorded very low contamination rates with audits finding only 1.8 per cent of items incorrectly put in the ‘green lid’ bin when they should have been in the ‘red lid’ waste bin or the ‘yellow lid’ recycling bin.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said he had been impressed with the level of uptake throughout the community.

“It’s been incredible to see so many households across Kingston support the new food recycling service,” Staikos said.  “Instead of sending unused food to rot in landfill, we are instead creating valuable compost for re-use.”

“By diverting so much kerbside food waste from landfill, we are reducing methane, making our landfills last longer and producing valuable compost we can use on our public parks and sporting fields.”

This follows the City of Kingston’s exiting programs, including initiatives to reduce illegal dumping, public littering and greenhouse gas emissions while also increasing recycling.

For more information on the service, click here.

 

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