FOGO bin system begins across Melville and East Fremantle

An example of what goes in each bin, as part of the FOGO system.
An example of what goes in each bin, as part of the FOGO system.

THE much-touted FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) three-bin system rollout is finally reaching residents.

The Town of East Fremantle will be the first local government in Perth to fully rollout the system, with over 3000 eligible residents to receive their bins today.

They will be followed by the City of Melville on Monday , with the rollout to be completed by mid-September, while City of Fremantle residents will begin receiving the third bin in September.

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Residents will receive the new FOGO and general waste bins and a kitchen caddy on their usual weekly bin collection day.

East Fremantle mayor Jim O’Neill said he was confident residents would fully embrace the new system, which provides more options for residential waste separation to reduce landfill costs and methane levels by diverting organic waste such as food and lawn clippings from landfill.

“The Town is committed to reducing the amount of rubbish to landfill and we will ensure our residents receive as much information and support as possible with FOGO,” he said.

Both the Town of East Fremantle and the City of Melville confirmed multi-unit developments, large unit complexes and commercial would not yet receive the service.

Melville initially trialled FOGO bins in 2017, with the system being implemented to help reach the State Government’s target of 65 per cent diversion from landfill by 2020.

The City of Melville have estimated the new system will save them $3-4 million per year.

For more information on when the rollout is reaching you, visit the Melville, Fremantle and East Fremantle websites.