The Town of Cottesloe is the first council in Perth’s western suburbs to introduce a food organics and garden organics (FOGO) collection.
The council began the transition to a three-bin FOGO system earlier this month, which includes the addition of a dedicated, green-lidded bin to kerbside collection services.
To support the transition, the council received $45,302 in funding from the Western Australian Government as part of the $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program.
The council has been hosting FOGO information sessions for eligible residents, who have now received kitchen caddies, compostable liners and a ‘How to FOGO’ pamphlet.
Reece Whitby, Environment Minister said the latest roll-out gives Cottesloe residents the opportunity to recycle compostable waste.
“The disposal of organic materials to landfill is a waste of resources and a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions,” Whitby said. “This program helps to ensure household food and garden waste is being turned into compost for farms, parks and gardens.”
Under Western Australian’s Waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy 2030, the state is aiming to roll out FOGO collection to all governments in the Perth and Peel regions by 2025.
For more information, visit: https://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/programs/view/food-organics-and-garden-organics