- Next round of the McGowan Government's $20 million three-bin food organics and garden organics (FOGO) kerbside collection grants now open
- Local governments eligible for up to $21 for each household
Expressions of interest are now open for local governments to access part of the $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO Program.
The Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program supports local governments to provide a three-bin food organics and garden organics (FOGO) service consisting of a red-lidded bin for general waste, a yellow-lidded bin for co-mingled recycling and a green-lidded bin for food organics and garden organics.
The McGowan Government encourages local governments to apply for funding of up to $21 per household in the 2022-23 financial year.
The grant supports local governments with the infrastructure costs associated with moving to a three-bin FOGO system.
The additional funding builds on the success of a similar funding program delivered in 2020 and 2021.
Better Bins Plus supports Western Australia's Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 including the rollout a of three-bin kerbside collection system by all local governments in the Perth and Peel region by 2025.
Local governments that have adopted FOGO systems include:
- The cities of Melville, Fremantle, Vincent, Bayswater, Bunbury and Albany
- The towns of Bassendean and East Fremantle
- The shires of Collie, Capel, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Augusta-Margaret River and Dardanup.
For more information or to apply for this round of local government funding, visit https://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au
Applications close on March 31, 2022.
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:
"Uptake of the three-bin FOGO service can make a huge difference in reducing waste in Western Australia and can increase recovery rates to more than 65 per cent.
"I encourage local governments to apply for funding and get involved in the rollout of the FOGO program.
"The McGowan Government is committed to finding new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste and this is one of a number of measures we have implemented in order to stop waste ending up in landfill."
Comments attributed to Local Government Minister John Carey:
"The FOGO system delivers better outcomes for our community and environment, and there are many local governments already using this system to manage waste.
"This grants program is a fantastic opportunity for those local governments that are yet to implement a three-bin system, but may be considering a move, to get on board.
"The more local governments we have running three-bin systems, the greater opportunity we have to drive efficiencies in waste collection, so I encourage local governments to consider applying for these grants."
Environment Minister's office - 6552 6300
Local Government Minister's office - 6552 5300