City of Canning cautious over FOGO

City of Canning cautious over FOGO

THE City of Canning says further investigation is required before they commit to the State Government’s goal of moving to a three-bin system by 2025.

All Perth households are set to move to a three-bin system, involving a third kerbside bin for Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO), by 2025.

Under the three-bin FOGO system, food scraps and garden organics are separated from other waste categories and reused to create high-quality compost.

The State Government will work with local governments to adopt the three-bin FOGO system to ensure it is rolled out successfully.

However, Canning chief executive Arthur Kyron said the City had previously considered implementation of the FOGO system and were investigating whether the system could be viable locally by 2025.

“Further investigation is required to determine if and when it is in best interest of our City taking into account the financial, environmental and social costs to our community,” he said.

“Whilst practically it would be possible to implement the system in that timeframe, the financial impact on the community and the existing contractual commitments may not support that timeframe.”

Mr Kyron said the City’s involvement in the Rivers Regional Council Waste to Energy project added potential roadblocks in achieving the target.

“There are multiple variables that impact on this contract, however the City recognises that the introduction of a three-bin system does have the potential to adversely impact this existing contract.”

The City’s draft Strategic Waste Management Plan is currently out for community consultation and includes a proposal to undertake a more detailed examination of the three-bin system.

Any move to a three-bin system would be decided by the Canning council and would take into account research and public consultation.