All go for FOGO bin service
UP to 3397 East Fremantle residents can expect the new food organic garden organic (FOGO) waste service during the 2019-20 financial year.
The FOGO waste system adds a bin for food and green organic waste on top of the recycling and waste bins. It is a joint process with the cities of Melville and Fremantle.
It will include a weekly collection of a 240-litre lime green lid bin, a fortnightly collection of co-mingled recycling waste in the yellow lid bin and a collection of general waste with a red lid bin.
The process will not include commercial properties.
A council report said the estimated cost was $388,885.
The report said “subject to council approvals... it is anticipated that officers will progress with the procurement of the additional bins during the 2018-19 financial year and progress with the implementation of the FOGO system in the early part of 2019-20.
“The rollout is scheduled to occur over one week.”
Deputy Mayor Michael McPhail said people were passionate about waste.
“This is the first step of achieving a real goal of processing waste that is cost and energy efficient,” he said.