FOGO to roll out to City of Subiaco residents

Media release
Today, the City of Subiaco introduced a three-bin system that allows households to recycle their food organics and garden organics (FOGO) waste. 
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  • City of Subiaco delivers better practice waste management to reduce landfill waste and increase recovery 

  • City of Subiaco has been awarded $64,753 of funding through the Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program 

  • Food organics and garden organics (FOGO) is proven to achieve the highest material recovery rate 

The city is the 17th local government to start FOGO services, and the ninth in the Perth metropolitan region to join the FOGO revolution.   

5,000 households in Subiaco will receive a kitchen caddy for food scraps and two rolls of 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 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, $64,753 of funding has been committed to the City of Subiaco. 

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. 

Adrian Wiley, Director Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, said it is great to see another suburb in Perth’s western suburbs join the FOGO revolution. 

“Subiaco residents now will be able to reduce their environmental footprint with their FOGO waste collected and made into compost for our gardens,” he said. 

“We are working with a range of governments in Perth to make the transition to FOGO. We would like to see more councils that haven’t yet considered FOGO, to get in contact and work with us to start their own FOGO services.” 

City of Subiaco Mayor David McMullen said, “We are excited to move to the FOGO waste system as we know it will have a beneficial and long-lasting impact on our local environment. 

“Sustainability is a core value within our community, and it underpins how we operate as a City. Through FOGO, we’re proud to champion sustainable practices amongst our residents.” 

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