Project summaries: 2015 Local government organics collection systems

Organisation

Project titleAmount $
Dubbo City Council

Organics collection system

884,122

Kempsey Shire Council

Weekly food and garden service with fortnightly residual waste

187,500

Mid-Western Regional Council

Organics collection system

570,467

Murray Shire Council

Introduction of FOGO collection system for Murray Shire Council

252,198

Narromine Shire Council

Organics collection system

213,527

Shellharbour City Council

Shellharbour residential food and garden organics collection

370,866

Wagga Wagga City Council

Wagga Wagga organics collection system

1,035,626

7 projects totalling

$3,514,306

Dubbo City Council
Organics collection system
$884,122

Council will introduce a kerbside organics collection service for its residents to capture and reuse an estimated 3,534 tonnes of food and garden waste currently going to landfill each year. New wheelie bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to 12,850 households and an education program will help people understand how to use the new system most effectively to have their food and garden waste recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. The project is part of a regional collaboration across councils to improve recycling services.

Kempsey Shire Council
Weekly food and garden service with fortnightly residual waste
$187,500

Council will introduce a weekly kerbside food and garden waste collection service to 3,000 households in the rural areas which currently only receive recycling and garbage collection services. The new system is expected to divert 550 tonnes of food and garden waste from landfill each year,  following recent audits that show that 35 per cent of the waste currently going to landfill could be recovered and recycled into compost. The funding will cover the costs of the new bins and kitchen caddies and a community education program to help residents use the new system most effectively.

Mid-Western Regional Council
Organics collection system
$570,467

Mid-Western Regional will introduce a kerbside organics collection service for its residents to capture and reuse an estimated 2,162 tonnes of food and garden waste currently going to landfill each year. New wheelie bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to 7,860 households and an education program will help people understand how to use the new system most effectively to have their food and garden waste recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products.  The project is part of a regional collaboration across councils to improve recycling services.

Murray Shire Council
Introduction of FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) Collection System for Murray Shire Council
$252,198

Council will introduce a kerbside food and garden waste collection services to town residents. The funding will cover the costs of bins and kitchen caddies to enable 2,235 households to have their organic waste recycled. The project follows an audit that showed that more than two-thirds of the content of bins going to landfill in town was food and garden waste that could be recycled. The funding will also support community education activities.

Narromine Shire Council
Organics Collection System
$213,527

Council will introduce a kerbside organics collection service for its residents to capture and reuse an estimated 512 tonnes of food and garden waste currently going to landfill a year. New wheelie bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to 1,861 households and an education program will help people understand how to use the new system most effectively to have their food and garden waste recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products.  The project is part of a regional collaboration across councils to improve recycling services.

Shellharbour City Council
Shellharbour residential food and garden organics collection
$370,866

To facilitate capture of food organics, council will transform its garden organics service into a combined food and garden organics (FOGO) collection. The FOGO material will be processed into high quality compost at Dunmore Resource Recovery Centre, which is currently being upgraded through the Dunmore Resource Recovery Redevelopment. The service will be rolled out to maximise the amount of food and garden waste diverted from landfill through the development and delivery of strong community engagement and education campaign.

Wagga Wagga City Council
Wagga Wagga organics collection system
$1,035,626

Council will introduce food waste collections to its existing kerbside garden waste collection service. The funding will be used to supply each household with a kitchen caddy as well as support the development and roll-out of an extensive education program to inform the community how the new system works. The project will divert 12,000 tonnes of waste from landfill each year and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 2,950 tonnes.

 

 

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