Greener times as FOGO arrives
Things are looking a little greener already in the Shire of Harvey thanks to the delivery of the Food Organics Garden Organics bins which arrived this week.
The weekly organics or “FOGO” bin kerbside collection service will start in the week beginning August 12, but most residents will receive their new bins in the next few weeks.
Yesterday Mastec, the contractor selected for the roll out, began delivering the FOGO bins to all households with an existing waste service.
Deliveries began in Yarloop and Cookernup and will progress to Harvey in the coming days to conclude the roll out in Australind in the next few weeks.
Each household will receive a 240-litre lime green bin and a seven-litre plastic kitchen caddy with a lid for people to collect organic waste in their kitchen.
Inside the kitchen caddie there will be four rolls of compostable bags to line the kitchen caddies, as well as an information booklet and calendar on how to use the new bins.
“We had a lot of positive response from people who were happy the shire made the decision to move towards a three-bin system,” the shire’s chief executive officer Annie Riordan said.
“We hope everyone is as excited as we are to see their new bins arrive.”
When the FOGO bin collection begins next month general waste bins will be collected fortnightly instead of weekly on each household’s usual collection day.
The recycling bins will continue to be collected fortnightly, on the alternate week to the general waste bin.
This means that there will only be two bins put out for collection each week.
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