- Changes will make it easier for local governments to plan and apply for funding
- Higher funding rates available to WA councils by up to $10 per household
- Will help achieve targets for all Perth and Peel councils to adopt FOGO by 2025
Western Australian councils will soon be able to apply for more funding to support the rollout of Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO).
From 1 July 2023, the $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program will be open year-round.
The State Government has strengthened its commitment to local governments by increasing the rates available from next month by up to $10 per household, to $15 or $25 per household. This will help councils transitioning to or improve the three-bin service until the funding program concludes in 2026.
The Cook Government has a target for all local governments in the Perth and Peel regions to adopt FOGO by 2025. The service is being used by 17 WA councils and a further 12 have committed to making the transition.
Some local governments have achieved material recovery rates as high as 65 per cent.
For more information, visit Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO | Waste Authority WA
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:
"These changes will give councils an even greater incentive to rollout FOGO. It will make it easier for local governments to plan, apply for and secure a grant.
"It's encouraging to see so many local governments embrace the three-bin service, with some achieving recovery rates as high as 65 per cent.
"We need more local governments to come onboard to help us reach our 2025 target. A simple change can have a significant impact on the environment."