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Better Bins program EOI opens

Expressions of interest are now open for local governments to access part of the $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO Program, WA’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has announced.

The Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program supports local governments to provide a three-bin food organics and garden organics (FOGO) service. it consists of a red-lidded bin for general waste, a yellow-lidded bin for co-mingled recycling and a green-lidded bin for food organics and garden organics. 

The WA Government is encouraging local governments to apply for funding of up to $21 per household in the 2022-23 financial year.

“The grant supports local governments with the infrastructure costs associated with moving to a three-bin FOGO system,” the Department said in a statement.

“The additional funding builds on the success of a similar funding program delivered in 2020 and 2021.”

Better Bins Plus supports Western Australia’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 including the rollout a of three-bin kerbside collection system by all local governments in the Perth and Peel region by 2025.

Local governments that have adopted FOGO systems include the:

  • cities of Melville, Fremantle, Vincent, Bayswater, Bunbury and Albany;
  • towns of Bassendean and East Fremantle;
  • shires of Collie, Capel, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Augusta-Margaret River and Dardanup.  

More information or to apply for this round of local government funding.

Applications close on 31 March 2022.

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