Three bins roll into town

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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