Project summaries: 2016 Local government organics collection systems

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

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 3,165 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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