Three bins for City

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

RES­I­DENTS of Fre­man­tle will have the new three-bin Food Or­ganic Gar­den Or­ganic (FOGO) sys­tem next year.

The pro­posed changes to the City’s waste ser­vice would be pro­vided to 13,332 homes.

Fre­man­tle Mayor Brad Pet­titt said the three-bin sys­tem would help the City achieve its 80 per cent com­mu­nity re­cy­cling rate by 2020.

This fol­lows Melville’s waste trial, which has been run­ning since Oc­to­ber.

South­ern Met­ro­pol­i­tan Re­gional Coun­cil (SMRC) said the 7000 house­holds in­volved in the $750,000 12-month ex­per­i­ment were doing well, with more than 66.5 per cent of all house­hold waste di­verted from land­fill across the area.

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Fre­man­tle Mayor Brad Pet­titt and SMRC CEO Tim Youe.

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