The City of Holdfast Bay is running a 12 month trial with 1,000 households who elect to have their green food and organics waste bin collected weekly and red landfill bin collected fortnightly.
The City of Holdfast Bay has been awarded a Green Industries Council Modernisation grant to run a 12 month waste collection pilot program aimed at encouraging improved diversion of Food Organics and Waste Organics (FOGO from going to landfill. This will help provide our South Australian food growers with nutrient rich compost, create jobs and reduce landfill fees.
The program was launched on August 24 and involves residents from Kingston Park, Seacliff, and Somerton Park. The 5049 Coastal Community Association is assisting Council to reach their goal of 1000 households signing up for the pilot from our area. To find out more about the program please click here, or contact Lynda Yates if you live in Seacliff, or ___ if you live in Kingston Park.
On the week of August 24, the City of Holdfast Bay launched the FOGO trial with a video on Facebook featuring Environment Minister David Speirs and Mayor Amanda Wilson. At the same time households within the pilot areas received a letter from the Mayor inviting them to participate in the trial.
FOGO is South Australia’s first weekly green bin / fortnightly red bin (landfill) trial.
Open to just 1000 households (including 2000 in Somerton Park), households who sign up will elect to have their green FOGO bin collected weekly and red landfill bin collected fortnightly. The aim of the trail is to make it more convenient to recycle food scraps.
Additional options will be made available for larger households and households with children in nappies.
Households can sign up for the trial from August 24 by visiting www.holdfastfogo.com.