Residents from right across Murray River Council can expect to have a Food Organics Garden Organics waste collection service – known as FOGO – from mid-2022, after Council received funding under the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Waste Less Recycle More program.
The $321,914 grant will ensure all customers who currently have access to kerbside waste collection will have a green bin service introduced to their collection schedules from mid next year.
This will also expand the green bin service currently operating in Moama and Mathoura to include both food and garden organics.
“We have had lots of requests to expand our current garden organics collection service right across the council area, so it is exciting that we can now start planning the implementation of this initiative thanks to the EPA funding,” Mayor Chris Bilkey said.
“The 3-bin Food Organics Garden Organics system will provide residents with more options for separating their waste, with the aim of improving recovery rates, increasing diversion from landfill and reducing costs of processing material.”