WA’s City of Nedlands Council has shared results from its first six months since the rollout of its food organics garden (FOGO) service.
The city’s FOGO service commenced in November 2022 to 8,372 households, and in the first six months the average material recovery rate was 66%, Council has reported.
During the period, each household generated an average of 3.65kg of FOGO waste and in total the city reduced the waste sent to landfill by an average of 150 tonnes per month.
Director of Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery at the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Adrian Wiley, has congratulated Nedlands residents for embracing the three-bin FOGO service.
“I congratulate both the city and its residents for their work in reducing waste going to landfill,” Mr Wiley said.
“We encourage those local governments who haven’t yet made the transition to three bin FOGO services to look at Nedlands’ experience and make the move as soon as possible. To support this the funding rate per household for our Better Bins Plus: GO FOGO grants has recently increased.
“These grants are now open to local governments all year round.”
City of Nedlands Mayor, Fiona Argyle also praised residents for their commitment to FOGO during the first six months of the three-bin service.
“The FOGO roll out was a key pillar in our long-term sustainability plan,” Mayor Argyle said.
“The high material recovery rate is proof that residents have adapted to the three-bin service, and we hope to see the recovery rate continue to increase as we all look for ways to recycle, reuse and reduce our waste.”