Rubbish scheme closer
THE three-bin Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) system looks set to be implemented across the City of Melville, with the council about to make a decision on its introduction to all residents in the 201920 financial year.
After the council rolled out a FOGO trial to nearly 7000 households in October 2017, a survey by independent research company Catalyse showed 79 per cent of residents participating in the experiment wanted it to continue.
It has been recommended the council endorse the FOGO system by the City’s staff when it votes on October 16.
Acting chief executive Marten Tieleman said about 39,500 households would convert to the system if the council approved it, including the 7000 homes already receiving the service in the trial areas.
“The implementation of the FOGO system is one of the recommendations of the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council’s Strategic Waste Management Plan and presents an opportunity to produce a higherquality compost, reduce costs and send less waste to landfill,” he said.
The estimated cost of the FOGO system across the City is $2.6 million and, if approved, it would be rolled out between July and September 2019.