Three bins roll into town
THE much-touted FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) three-bin system rollout is finally reaching residents.
The Town of East Fremantle became the first local government in Perth to fully roll out the system, with more than 3000 eligible residents receiving bins last week.
The bin rollout across the City of Melville began Monday and is set to be completed by mid-September, while City of Fremantle residents will begin receiving the third bin in September.
Residents still waiting will receive the new FOGO and general waste bins and a kitchen caddy on their usual weekly bin collection day.
East Fremantle Mayor Jim O’Neill was confident residents would embrace the new system, which provides more options for residential waste separation to reduce landfill costs and methane levels by diverting organic waste such as food and lawn clippings from landfill.
“The Town is committed to reducing the amount of rubbish to landfill and we will ensure our residents receive as much information and support as possible with FOGO,” he said.
Both the Town of East Fremantle and the City of Melville confirmed multiunit developments, large unit complexes and commercial would not yet receive new bins. Melville believes the system will save three to four million dollars per year.