Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO

Funding for local government FOGO kerbside collection services

The 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, 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 to roll out a consistent three‑bin kerbside collection system, which includes separation of food organics and garden organics 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 FOGO collection guidelines.

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Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO is supported by the WasteSorted Toolkit which helps local governments and regional councils to communicate with residents about how to sort their waste correctly.

Better Bins Plus funding is accessible to all local governments in Western Australia.

How to apply

Review the Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO - Funding guidelines for information about the program.

Applications for funding allocated in 2020-21 closed on Friday 10 July 2020. The next round of funding will open on 1 February and close on 31 March 2021. 

For more information, please contact the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Division on 6364 6965 or via email: betterpractice@dwer.wa.gov.au.

Online FOGO seminars

Visit this page for information and resources on the online sessions delivered to support the rollout of FOGO collection services.

FOGO Reference Group meeting outcomes

Click here to view statements related to the FOGO Reference Group’s bi-monthly meetings. 

Relevant documents

Created Date:
Mon 9 September 2019

Last Edit Date:
Fri 7 August 2020