The City is currently developing its new waste plan in line with the state government’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Strategy 2030 and considering the introduction of three bin organics system FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) in order to increase diversion of waste from landfill and achieve more sustainable waste management practices.
Currently, residents within the City of Kalamunda, generate about 480kg of waste per annum per resident, which is the seventh highest within the 32 Councils that make up the Perth and Peel region. Of this 480kg, only 22% is diverted away from landfill.
The current waste system is not sustainable or in line with best practice kerbside collection.
FOGO stands for Food Organics Garden Organics and refers to the collection of food scraps and natural material from your garden to create high quality compost through a three-bin system.
FOGO is currently best practice for waste management and recycling and previous implementation shows it will double, at a minimum, the amount of waste diverted away from landfill (though this may be much larger depending of the area and bin system currently
FOGO is part of the statewide ‘Better Bins’ initiative as part of the WARR strategy, which aims to reduce waste through a multi-pronged circular approach including strategies to:
Learn more about ‘Better Bins’ and FOGO.
The City is calling for community feedback throughout March and April in order to better inform the development of the waste plan, which will then go before Council for consideration June 2020.
Feedback is to be received by 5pm on Thursday, 2 April 2020Provide your feedback here
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Learn more about statewide wastes initiatives www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au or download the WARR Strategy 2030.
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