All go for FOGO bin ser­vice

Fremantle Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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