The $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO Program is an initiative of the Government of Western Australia, delivered by the Waste Authority. The program supports local governments to provide better practice three‑bin kerbside collection systems with a separate food organics and garden organics (FOGO) service.
The Hon Stephen Dawson, then Minister for Environment, announced Better Bins Plus on 5 May 2020.
Better Bins Plus supports a headline commitment in Western Australia’s Waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy 2030 (waste strategy) to roll out a consistent three‑bin kerbside collection system, which includes separation of FOGO from other waste categories, by all local governments in the Perth and Peel regions by 2025.
The Waste Authority’s Better practice FOGO kerbside collection guidelines describe better practice three‑bin kerbside collection services, including mobile garbage bins, kitchen caddies and liners, complementary measures and actions to support markets for FOGO-derived materials. Better Bins Plus provides funding to local governments that deliver kerbside services consistent with the guidelines.
Better Bins Plus is supported by the WasteSorted Toolkit, which helps local governments and regional councils communicate with residents about how to sort their waste correctly.
Better Bins Plus funding is accessible to all local governments in Western Australia.
Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO participants
Local governments participating in Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO Program are:
- the cities of Albany, Bayswater, Belmont, Bunbury, Fremantle, Kalamunda, Melville, Swan and Vincent
- the shires of Augusta-Margaret River, Collie, Dardanup, Harvey, Mundaring and Serpentine-Jarrahdale
- the towns of Bassendean, Cottesloe and East Fremantle
How to apply
Review the Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO - Funding guidelines for information about the program.
Applications for funding allocated in 2020-21 are now closed. The next funding round will open in 2022.
For more information, please contact the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Division on 6364 6965 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.