Food Organics and Garden Organics Position Statement

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 aims for Western Australia to become a sustainable, low-waste, circular economy in which human health and the environment are protected from the impacts of waste.

Food organics and garden organics constitutes a large percentage of all waste generated by households and the recovery of these organic materials can make a significant contribution to meeting the objectives and the municipal solid waste material recovery targets in the Waste Strategy.

A headline strategy of the Waste Strategy commits to a consistent three bin kerbside collection system, which includes separation of food organics and garden organics from other waste categories, to be provided by all local governments in the Perth and Peel region by 2025 and supported by State Government through the application of financial mechanisms.

Action 2.1 of the Waste Strategy Action Plan is to develop a Waste Authority position Statement on Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO).

This position statement confirms the Waste Authority’s support for FOGO collection systems provided by local governments to households.