Online FOGO sessions

Supporting a transition to three-bin FOGO kerbside services

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Waste Authority, with support from the FOGO Reference Group, are delivering a series of online sessions to support the roll out of food organics and garden organics collection services.

Presentations are available below. Each session is recorded and can be found in the Relevant documents section below.

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Session 1: Setting the scene – Friday 17 April 2020

Josh Byrne from the Waste Authority provided an overview on FOGO commitments and some personal insights into key issues and challenges.

Scott McKenzie from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation provided an update on FOGO actions in the Waste Strategy Action Plan (Action 2).

Gayle Seddon from the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group in Victoria shared insights into the FOGO roll out in Victoria.


Session 2: Processing and markets – Friday 1 May 2020

Ruth Dowd from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation provided an overview of the support and guidance available for organics processors.

Dave Cullen from the Association for Organics Recycling in Australia spoke about key issues in the organics processing sector.

Craig Barker and Daniel van Veen from SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Australia spoke about key issues from a waste industry perspective.

Tony Battersby from Bunbury Harvey Regional Council shared insights into compost processing and markets. 


Session 3: Local government services – Friday 15 May 2020

Cr Renée McLennan Mayor, Town of Bassendean provided an elected member perspective and insights into managing the transition to FOGO services.

Marcus Geisler from the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) spoke about the EMRC’s FOGO Strategy and Cost Benefit Analysis (Consolidated Cost Model).  

Paul Molony from the City of Melville and Brendan Doherty from the South Metropolitan Regional Council presented detailed information on the FOGO trial and subsequent rollout of FOGO services across the City of Melville.


Upcoming sessions

Session 4: Engagement and education – Friday, 29 May 2020, 10.00 am – 12.30pm

Relevant documents

Created Date:
Wed 6 May 2020

Last Edit Date:
Mon 18 May 2020