Four-stream waste and recycling system coming soon

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A new four-stream waste and recycling system will be rolled out in the Central Goldfields Shire this year.

Last week the State Government announced additional funding to support regional and rural councils to deliver the new system that will see household waste separated into: rubbish, recycling, glass and green waste.

The roll-out of the new four-stream waste and recycling system in the Central Goldfields Shire involves:

Part 1: Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO)

The FOGO system involves residents and businesses (with a green bin) placing their food waste in the same bin as their garden organics waste.

Council will commence a FOGO collection opt-in trial over the upcoming month to test this new system.

This waste will continue to go to Council’s compositing facility at the Carisbrook Transfer Station where it is made available to residents who are signed up to the composting service.

Residents and small business owners who sign up to the FOGO service will receive a 240litre green bin that is collected on the first and third Friday of every month.

Council is currently encouraging small businesses to sign up to a trial of the service. Those who sign up during February, 2021 will pay the pro-rata charge of $30.50. The annual fee will be $73.20 after 30 June, 2021 for those who choose to continue.

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