- More WA households to get food organics and garden organics (FOGO) recycling
- Town of Cottesloe delivers better practice waste management to reduce landfill waste
- The Town of Cottesloe is the first of the Western Metropolitan Regional Council members to transition to FOGO
Cottesloe residents can now recycle their food organics and garden organics (FOGO) waste.
The Town of Cottesloe had a three-bin system that included a garden organics bin, its transition to FOGO started early this month.
Eligible households now have a kitchen caddy for food scraps, two rolls of compostable liners and a 'How to FOGO' pamphlet. FOGO information sessions have also been hosted by the Town of Cottesloe to prepare residents for the new system.
The State Government has committed $20 million to support local governments with transitioning to three-bin FOGO services through the Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program. Under this program, $45,302 of funding has been committed to the Town of Cottesloe.
Three-bin FOGO services can make the single biggest contribution to achieving Western Australia's material recovery targets for municipal solid waste. These systems recover organic materials that are recycled into valuable products, including compost and soil conditioner.
The three-bin FOGO kerbside collection service consists of a red-lid bin for general waste, a yellow-lid bin for co-mingled recycling, and a green-lid bin for FOGO.
For more information on FOGO, visit https://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:
"Organic waste recovery is important. The disposal of organic materials to landfill is a waste of resources and a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This program helps ensure household food and garden waste is being turned into compost for farms, parks and gardens.
"I congratulate the Town of Cottesloe for being the first council in the western suburbs to introduce FOGO collection. Many households are good recyclers and this latest rollout gives Cottesloe residents the opportunity to recycle compostable waste."
Minister's office - 6552 6300