The City of Subiaco to Implement New Fogo Waste System in May 2023

Ethan Robinson 26/01/2023 Waste Management
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The City of Subiaco is set to launch a new food organics and garden organics (FOGO) waste system in May 2023. It is expected to significantly increase the amount of green waste that the council diverts from landfill.

The council plans to provide each household with a new 240-litre green-lidded FOGO bin and a small FOGO kitchen caddy, with green bins to be used for food scraps, garden waste, and lawn clippings. The new system aims to increase the city’s waste diversion rate from the current 30-35% to 60-65%. However, the implementation is set to increase the city’s waste charges by 6.5%.

Benefits for Sustainability and the Environment

Subiaco mayor David McMullen expressed his excitement about moving to the FOGO waste system ahead of schedule, stating that it would have a beneficial and long-lasting impact on the local environment. The city will mail information to residents and hold education sessions at the Subiaco Library and Subi Farmers’ Market to ensure a smooth transition.

Once the FOGO system is in full swing, the green-lidded bin will be collected each week, while the red general waste and yellow recycling bin will be collected on alternate fortnights.

However, FOGO will mean the end of the weekly green waste bag collection in Subiaco. Instead, green waste verge collections will occur twice a year to account for any excess.

The move to the FOGO system comes after the council unanimously voted in June to make the switch, following the State Government’s announcement that all Perth and Peel councils would need to use the system by 2025.

Through FOGO, the City of Subiaco hopes to prioritize environmental sustainability by diverting waste from landfill and championing sustainable practices amongst its residents.

News Source: PerthNow

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    Ethan is a content editor with a background in environmental journalism. He’s an enthusiastic home cook and collector of vintage records.

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