A 3-bin Food Organics Garden Organics or FOGO system is currently being trialled to around 7,000 households in the City of Melville, with the aim of sending less waste to landfill, producing a high-quality compost and reducing costs.
The system works by providing households with a 240L lime-green topped bin for FOGO material, along with a kitchen caddy and a year’s supply of compostable liners to help them separate food waste in the kitchen.
Alongside the FOGO bin is a smaller red-topped 140L bin for general waste items that can’t be composted or recycled which is collected fortnightly and last but not least, the recycling bin remains with an option to upgrade to a larger 360L bin to help with a fortnightly collection.
In the first six months of the project, 66.5% of all household waste generated from the trial areas was recovered as compost or recycled into new products, above the State Government target of 65% of household waste diverted from landfill by 2020.
Which bin do I put it in?
If you want to know more information about how exactly FOGO works, check out this short video.
To find out which bin it goes in, visit the City of Melville 3-bin trial residents A-Z list
This project is funded by the State Government through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account, and administered by the Waste Authority.