Project summaries: Local Government Organics Collection Systems

2013 awarded projects

OrganisationProject titleAmount $
Ashfield Council Ashfield Council garden organics expansion project

85,755

Bathurst Regional Council Organics collection system

787,800

Blayney Shire Council* Organics collection system

264,200

Cabonne Council* Organics collection system

284,371

Clarence Valley Council Enhancement of existing food and garden organics collection service

167,500

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Cooma organics collection kerbside service

235,499

Forbes Shire Council Organics collection systems

262,415

Kempsey Shire Council Kempsey Shire kitchen caddy rollout for compulsory FOGO diversion

89,712

Kiama Municipal Council Organics Kiama

211,230

Lane Cove Municipal Council Lane Cove garden organic collection

320,000

Leichardt Municipal Council Growing organics - enhanced food recycling in multi-unit dwellings

60,409

Lismore City Council Organics for rural villages

126,235

Parkes Shire Council Organics collection system

362,375

Pittwater Council Organics collection system improvement program

1,005,253

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council organic collection service

443,110

Randwick City Council Food organics collection and processing in multi-unit dwellings

914,519

Richmond Valley Council RVC food organic and garden organic (FOGO) collection program

243,713

Strathfield Municipal Council Food and garden organics (FOGO) roll-out to all single unit dwellings

118,307

Wellington Shire Council Organics collection system

221,360

Wingecarribee Shire Council Organics collection - education and analysis

105,000

Young Shire Council Young green waste and food organics kerbside service

211,048

 

21 projects totalling

$6,519,811

 * Update

Blayney Shire Council and Cabonne Council have declined funding to proceed with their projects.  Information on the proposed projects remains for reference purposes only.

2014 awarded projects

OrganisationProject titleAmount $   

Albury City Council

Organics collection system - Albury City Council

278,106

Blue Mountains City Council

Organics collection system

1,258,185

Botany Bay City Council 

Botany Bay garden organics mobile garbage bins (MGB) project

370,632

Byron Shire Council

Byron Shire food and organics collection service

735,759

Cessnock City Council

Do not waste your organics household collection service

758,288

Coolamon Shire Council

Ganmain organics collection

21,405

Gundagai Shire Council

Back to the earth Gundagai

65,210

Lake Macquarie City Council

All food scraps are good to Go! Lake Macquarie's improved green waste service

686,250

Maitland City Council

Implementation of garden organics kerbside collection service

1,228,331

Singleton Council 

Waste to compost organics household collection service 

403,400

10 projects totalling

$5,805,566

 2015 awarded projects 

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

 2016 awarded projects

OrganisationProject titleAmount $   

Gundagai Council

Kerbside and green waste collection diverting organics from landfill

94,368

Tamworth Regional Council

Tamworth Regional Council FOGO Collection Service

585,549

Tweed Shire Council

Food and Organics Collection and Processing - Tweed Shire Council

656,162

Upper Hunter Shire Council

Organic waste collection - Upper Hunter Shire

320,152

4 projects totalling

$1,656,231

2013 project summaries

Ashfield Council
Ashfield Council garden organics expansion project
$87,755

Council will be rolling out green-lid bins to every house in the local government area to boost garden organics collections. Extending the service to the 1200 houses that currently do not have a kerbside collection will mean an estimated 2187 tonnes of garden waste will be diverted from landfill each year to be composted and reused instead.

Bathurst Regional Council
Organics collection system
$787,800

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Blayney, Cabonne, Forbes, Parkes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.

Blayney Shire Council
Organics collection system
$264,200

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Cabonne, Forbes, Parkes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.

Cabonne Council
Organics collection system
$284,371

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Blayney, Forbes, Parkes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.

Clarence Valley Council
Enhancement of existing food and garden organics collection service
$167,500

Council is boosting its food and organics collection service to encourage residents to recycle the 3000 tonnes of organic waste that goes to landfill each year. New kitchen caddies and compostable liners will be given to residents to boost the participation rate in the existing service by providing 1500 kitchen caddies and an enhanced community education program.

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council
Cooma organics collection kerbside service
$235,499

A new kerbside food and garden waste collection service will be rolled out to households to minimise compostable waste being sent to landfill. The new service follows a popular trial tested with 100 residents that recovered 14 kilos of food and garden waste from each bin every fortnight which was converted to a usable premium resource for local consumption.

Forbes Shire Council
Organics collection system
$262,415

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Parkes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.

Kempsey Shire Council
Kempsey Shire kitchen caddy rollout for compulsory FOGO diversion
$89,712

As part of council’s plan to maximise resource recovery, households recycling food and garden waste will be provided with a with a new non-aerated kitchen caddy and an introductory roll of compostable liners to make it easier for them to recycle food waste into compost as part of their organics waste collection. The expected boost in organics recovery will help council meet targets to reduce waste to landfill, whilst also reducing waste levy costs, odours and leachate in landfill.

Kiama Municipal Council
Organics Kiama
$211,230

The Organics Kiama (OK) program will introduce food waste collection to households to enhance the existing garden waste collection service. A review of the frequency of kerbside collection services will also be undertaken. Following the 2012 trial of the OK program there was a 38.9% reduction in waste to landfill; 18.42% increase in recycling and 38%increase in food/garden organics.

Lane Cove Municipal Council
Lane Cove garden organic collection
$320,000

Council will introduce a green-lid bin kerbside collection service for the local government area. The new service will replace the current monthly bundled vegetation collection, which is out-dated and less efficient.

Leichardt Municipal Council
Growing organics - enhanced food recycling in multi-unit dwellings
$60,409

Leichhardt has a long history of organics resource recovery providing a food recycling service. Council plans to roll out a leading-edge Community Engagement and Participation Plan to research the most effective way to sustain a long-term service for food recycling.

Lismore City Council
Organics for rural villages
$126,235

The project will extend its food and garden organics collection service to the rural villages as well as properties between each village. Lismore was the first council to introduce organics collections in 1999, and this expansion will reduce the rural waste. Households will be provided with green-lid bin and kitchen caddy with a roll of liners. The project will be accompanied by an extensive education program involving print advertising in a council newsletter, direct mail, bin stickers and social media.

Parkes Shire Councl
Organics collection system
$362,375

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Forbes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.

Pittwater Council
Organics collection system improvement program
$1,005,253

Council will introduce green-lid bins for garden waste to households on mainland Pittwater, and increase kerbside collection to a fortnightly service. Community education programs will be developed to engage the community and assist in understanding how the system works.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council organics collection service
$433,110

Council’s new domestic waste collection service plans to remove food/organic waste from landfill. Households within the local government area will be provided with kitchen caddies, and community education provided to encourage and assist people in making the most out of the new organic kerbside collection process.

Randwick City Council
Food organics collection and processing in multi-unit dwellings
$914,519

For the first time a new food waste collection service for multi-unit dwellings will be rolled out in the Randwick local government area. Kitchen caddies, compostable liners and bins will provide these households the option to recycle their organic waste. A trial in 2013 to 5000 units had a 90 percent participation rate, it showed that on average 43.5% of the waste in the red-lid bins was food waste that could be recovered and processed for reuse as compost or to generate energy.

Richmond Valley Council
RVC food organic and garden organic (FOGO) collection program
$243,713

This project aims to increase the diversion of household food and garden organics (FOGO) from landfill resulting in less waste and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The existing council kerbside garden service, introduced in 2012 diverted 1392 tonnes with less than five percent contamination in its first year. The enhanced collection will target the 35% of food waste that was found in residual bins in the 2013 waste composition audit.  An extensive education program, based on previously successful campaigns in Richmond Valley Council and neighbouring councils will be employed including print ads, direct mail out, stickers, fridge calendar and flyer/brochure. Each household will receive a new green-bin lid, kitchen caddy and initial roll of caddy liner bags.

Strathfield Municipal Council
Food and garden organics (FOGO) roll-out to all single unit dwellings
$118,307

Following the trial of a food organics and garden organics service to a selected area, council will now expand this service to all single unit dwellings within the Strathfield local government area. Kitchen caddies and community education will be provided to engage households in reducing the amount of food organics being disposed at landfills.

Wellington Shire Council
Organics collection system
$221,360

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Forbes, and Parkes) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.

Wingecarribee Shire Council
Organics collection - education and analysis
$105,000

Council will roll out a major community education campaign to support the introduction of the new kerbside garden organics collection service. The education and engagement plan will help people understand how the system works to maximise the potential for their garden waste to be turned into quality compost. Waste audits and surveys will be conducted to check how the new system is working and inform future opportunities to divert even more household waste from landfill.

Young Shire Council
Young green waste and food organics kerbside service
$211,048

Council will implement a weekly kerbside green waste and food organics collection service. This service aims to reduce the amount of organics going to landfill to convert into compost for the community and council. Council will provide free wheelie bins, kitchen caddies, and provide community education materials.

2014 project summaries

Albury City Council
Organics collection system - Albury City Council
$278,106

Albury residents will be given kitchen caddies and an initial roll of compostable liners to encourage them to recycle food waste in their green-lid bin organics collection service. Funding will provide the upfront costs for kitchen caddies as well as support the community education campaign when the current fortnightly garden service becomes a weekly food and garden service. The grant funding will help ensure the region's organics master plan, compiled by council, Cleanaway and Sustainability Victoria (for the Victorian councils in the region), is successfully implemented in Albury.

Blue Mountains City Council
Organics collection system
$1,258,185

The council plans to introduce a garden only or food and garden waste collection service to more than 31,000 households pending the outcome of a new waste service tender. It is anticipated that this will result in a major boost to household waste collections, focusing on new kerbside recycling services and including an option for food and garden organics. Organics collection will be made more viable by covering the upfront costs of 31,000 new green-lid bins, kitchen caddies and community education.

Botany Bay City Council
Botany Bay garden organics mobile garbage bins (MGB) project
$370,632

The council will be rolling out new green-lid bins for garden waste to each house within the local government area, and at least 1000 apartment complexes. Funding will cover the upfront costs for 7800 new green-lid bins and support community education to help people understand how the new system works. The project is a result of the council's triple bottom line assessment of options to increase diversion of garden organics from landfill and increasing organics recovery rates.

Byron Shire Council
Byron Shire food and organics collection service
$735,759

Residents of Byron Shire will be given a new weekly green-lid bin service for food and garden organics. Together with a comprehensive community engagement program to maximise participation and the correct use of the new three bin service, the council aims to divert over 3000 tonnes of organics from landfill.

Cessnock City Council
Do not waste your organics household collection service
$758,288

In March 2014, Cessnock Council adopted a five year Waste Management Strategy which included a high priority action to ‘Increase diversion of waste from landfill by the introduction of an organics collection (initially garden organics but moving to include food organics) in one to three years’. Funding will provide the green-lidded bins and assist with the initial education program for a fortnightly garden organics service. Singleton and Maitland Councils have also been awarded funding which will allow all three councils to benefit from a regional tender process for organics collection and composting.

Coolamon Shire Council
Ganmain organics collection
$21,405

Residents in the town of Coolamon already have a fortnightly food and garden collection service, and now the council will be able to offer the same service in Ganmain. Funding will cover the upfront costs of green-lidded bins, kitchen caddies and an initial roll of compostable liners.

Gundagai Shire Council
Back to the earth Gundagai
$65,210

Over 975 Gundagai residents will receive a new weekly green-lid bin service for food and garden organics. The project will enable residents and council to more effectively divert organics from landfill and decrease the costs associated with the processing, transport and disposal of residual waste to the regional landfill at Jugiong. Funding will provide the bins and kitchen caddies and help with the cost of an education program to assist residents to make the most of the new service.

Lake Macquarie City Council
All food scraps are good to Go! Lake Macquarie's improved green waste service
$686,250

The council is improving its green waste service for garden waste to accept all food waste. As a result, up to half the material in the average household garbage bin will be diverted from landfill and processed into high quality compost and mulch. This grant will make participation in the new service easy for residents by providing each household with a kitchen caddy and effective education. Waste audits will assist to determine the success of the service and future community education.

Maitland City Council
Implementation of garden organics kerbside collection service
$1,228,331

Grant funding will enable 30,000 residents in the Maitland local government area to receive a new fortnightly 240 litre green-lid bin service for grass clippings, pruning, weeds etc. A comprehensive and ongoing education campaign advising residents on the correct use of the bins, what can and cannot be placed into the bins and the importance of minimising waste to landfill will be implemented along with the new organics service. Cessnock and Singleton Councils have also been awarded funding which will allow all three councils to benefit from a regional tender process for organics collection and composting.

Singleton Council
Waste to compost organics household collection service
$403,400

In March 2013, the council adopted a Waste Management Strategy which included a high priority action to ‘Introduce a garden organics collection service to households with kerbside garbage collection service to increase diversion of organic waste from landfill by up to 43% and up to 60% once food waste is added at a later stage’. Funding will provide the green-lidded bins and assist with the initial education program for a fortnightly garden organics service. Cessnock and Maitland Councils have also been awarded funding which will allow all 3 councils to benefit from a regional tender process for organics collection and composting.

2015 project summaries

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 3534 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 3000 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% 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 2162 tonnes of food and garden waste currently going to landfill each year. New wheelie bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to 7,60 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 2235 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 1861 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 2950 tonnes.

2016 project summaries

Gundagai Council
Kerbside and green waste collection diverting organics from landfill
$94,368

The project will enhance the kerbside garden organics service in Cootamundra by enabling residents to put food and garden organics in the kerbside green lid bin. A total of 3165 residents will receive a kitchen caddy, compostable bags, and an information pack explaining the service.

Tamworth Regional Council
Tamworth Regional Council FOGO Collection Service
$585,549

Tamworth Council's project will provide a combined food organics and garden organics kerbside collection service to the local community. The service will enable council to divert more waste from landfill by collecting and recycling food waste that is currently disposed of at the Forest Road Waste Management Facility.

Tweed Shire Council
Food and Organics Collection and Processing - Tweed Shire Council
$656,162

This project will increase domestic resource recovery in the residential areas of the Tweed Shire, by introducing a new food and organics collection service to 23,000 households. To support the new service, a kitchen caddy, compostable bags and a information kit will be delivered each household. The new service will recover 3866 tonnes of organic material a year to be made into compost.

Upper Hunter Shire Council
Organic waste collection - Upper Hunter Shire
$320,152

Upper Hunter Shire Council will introduce a kerbside organics collection service for its residents to capture and recycle an estimated 3000 tonnes of organic waste currently going to landfill each year. New green lid bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to 3700 households and an education program will help people understand how to use the new system most effectively.

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