City of Nedlands introduces three-bin FOGO system

Media release
Today, the City of Nedlands introduced a three-bin system that allows households to recycle their food organics and garden organics (FOGO) waste.
  • City of Nedlands delivers better practice waste management to reduce landfill waste 
  • City of Nedlands has been awarded $176,547 of funding through the Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program
  • More WA households to get food organics and garden organics (FOGO) recycling 

More than 8,400 households in Nedlands will receive a kitchen caddy for food scraps and compostable liners as part of the City’s transition. 

The state's Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 has a target to deliver a harmonised FOGO kerbside collection system in the Perth and Peel regions by 2025.

The city is the 16th local government to start FOGO services, and the eighth in the Perth metropolitan region joining the FOGO revolution. 

The State Government has committed $20 million to support local governments transitioning to three-bin FOGO services through the Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program. Under this program, $176,547 of funding has been committed to the City of Nedlands.

Three-bin FOGO services recover organic materials that is recycled into valuable products, including compost and soil conditioner. FOGO is the single biggest contribution local governments can make to achieving Western Australia’s material recovery targets for municipal solid waste.

The three-bin FOGO kerbside collection service consists of a red-lid bin for general waste, a yellow-lid bin for co-mingled recycling, and a green-lid bin for FOGO.

Aaron Compton, Director Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation said it is great to see another 8,400 WA households access the FOGO three-bin system in their local community.

“Western Australians are embracing the opportunity to take responsibility for their waste and implement waste reducing strategies in their homes,” he said.

“We encourage more local governments and WA households to look at how they can optimise their waste recovery and explore ways to reduce their overall waste.”

For more information on FOGO, visit the Waste Authority website.

Page reviewed 7 November 2022