Organics Collections grants awarded and project summaries

This program supports new or enhanced household kerbside collection services for garden, food or combined food and garden organic waste.

Project summaries

Organisation Project title Amount $
Business Stream
ORG Organic Recycling Group Pty Ltd

 

Food organics and compostable packaging expansion program 166,287

 

Remondis Australia Pty Ltd

 

Food waste collection for shopping centres and commercial properties 163,533

 

Wagga Wagga City Council Introduce organics collection service to businesses 39,600
 

3 projects totalling

$369,420

Household Stream
Armidale Regional Council

 

Guyra FOGO project 137,188

 

City of Sydney Council

 

Food organics collection trial in MUDs 1,279,978

 

Cumberland Council Greening Cumberland – one bin at a time! Stage 2 983,000
Lockhart Shire Council FOGO in the heart of the Riverina 120,550
Penrith City Council Expanding Horizons:  More FOGO in Penrith 742,830
Randwick City Council Food organics collection and processing in multi-unit dwellings 1,229,420
Upper Lachlan Shire Council

 

Upper Lachlan green waste service 70,000

 

 

7 projects totalling

$4,562,966

Business Stream

ORG Organic Recycling Group Pty Ltd

Food organics and compostable packaging expansion program – $166,287

ORG is a specialist organics collection company, focused on the collection and diversion of food waste from landfill. This project will support the NSW Government's commitment to divert 75% of all waste from landfill by increasing food organics and compostable packaging diversion from households and businesses in the Greater Sydney region by 1350 tonnes by 30 June 2021. This will be achieved through the employment of an Organics Expansion Program Coordinator, purchase of an additional dedicated food organics collection vehicle, mobile organics bins and the development of education material.

Remondis Australia Pty Ltd

Food waste collection for shopping centres and commercial properties – $163,533

This project will assist Remondis to purchase compactors, a bin-wash-unit and mobile garbage bins to facilitate food waste collection in shopping centres and businesses in the Hunter region. Food waste is a significant component of the waste stream in food courts, cafes and independent grocery stores and generates large amounts of greenhouse gases in landfills. The material will be processed at Awaba's new Organics Resource Recovery Facility. Remondis expects to divert 900 tonnes of commercial food waste from landfill in the first six months of collection alone and will develop case studies that can be used to promote this service to customers in the region.

Wagga Wagga City Council

Introduce organics collection service to businesses – $39,600

Council currently operates a kerbside collection service to remove and process residential household food and garden waste. This project will extend and facilitate the collection to commercial premises. In the initial phase the project is limited to food supply businesses. In the longer-term the goal is to divert food waste from all businesses.

Household stream

Armidale Regional Council

Guyra FOGO project

137,188

This project will establish food and garden organics collection services in the Guyra district of Armidale Regional Council. This will create a consistent level of service across the region, reduce organics waste in landfill and generate more compost for sale back to residents.

City of Sydney Council

Food organics collection trial in MUDs – $1,279,978

City of Sydney is proposing a large-scale trial to provide a food collection service to residential Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs) within the local government area that contain 50 apartments or more. The services will be rolled out between January 2019 to July 2020 and reach approximately 74,000 households in 565 buildings across 28 suburbs.

Cumberland Council

Greening Cumberland - One bin at a time! Stage 2 – $983,000

When Cumberland Council was formed in May 2016 merging parts of the former Auburn, Holroyd and Parramatta councils, a legacy of disparate waste services resulted. The residents of the former Holroyd Council are the only residents of Cumberland Council that do not have access to a garden organics kerbside collection service, and this project will fund the expansion of council's current Round 5 Organic Collections grant. The project will enable Cumberland Council to offer a voluntary uptake option of a garden organics bin (supported by a reduction in waste bin capacity) to all eligible residents of the former Holroyd Council Area.

Lockhart Shire Council

FOGO in the heart of the Riverina – $120,550

Council will introduce food and garden organics (FOGO) collections to residents, reducing waste to landfill and associated emissions. The community will actively gain a sense of participating in improving the environment. In time, the composting process will generate work and a product that can be used on the shire’s landscaping projects or sold back to the community. Introducing a FOGO bin offers an opportunity to raise awareness around waste avoidance and food waste diversion.

Penrith City Council

Expanding Horizons:  More FOGO in Penrith – $742,830

The face of Penrith is changing, experiencing major population and development growth, and is set to become a prominent town centre for Western Sydney. Penrith offers the opportunity for different types of houses to suit the changing needs of its residents, from rural properties to townhouses or villas in multi-unit complexes. Penrith will expand the food and garden organics (FOGO) system to all single unit dwellings in the local government area. The 3-bin FOGO service is an easy, convenient and environmental waste option for residents, and promotes resource recovery and best practice in the home and the community.

Randwick City Council

Food organics collection and processing in multi-unit dwellings – $1,229,420

Grant funding will support new food organics collection services for 35,340 Randwick households living in multi-unit dwellings. The new services will involve collection of source separated food waste from units, using small kitchen benchtop bins and compostable bin liners, delivery of an extensive community engagement and education program, roll out of new purpose-built collection bins. The collected food waste will be processed at an anaerobic digestion facility where methane is processed to produce green electricity and the leftover scraps are converted into fertilizer pellets to return nutrients from food to the soil. In addition, council will investigate the use of the end-product at council facilities and to give away to residents.

Upper Lachlan Shire Council

Upper Lachlan green waste service – $70,000

Upper Lachlan Shire Council will provide a new green waste service for the community, commencing in 2019. To support the service council sought funding to undertake bin audits and an enhanced education campaign aimed at increasing utilisation and effectiveness of the service.

In the 2017 round the Environmental Trust approved 7 grants, totalling $2,011,127.


Organisation Project title Amount $

Bega Valley Council

The power of one – individual champions can influence change

276,400

Bega Valley Council

The value of food

365,000

Cumberland Council

Greening Cumberland – one bin at a time!

391,450
Goulburn Mulwaree Council Organics collection service implementation and education program 549,630
North East Waste North East Waste FOGO in MUD's Trial 88,047
Orange City Council Model for increasing FOGO uptake in multi-unit dwellings 87,000

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

MUDs organics recovery project

253,600

7 projects totalling

$2,011,127

Bega Valley Shire Council

The power of one: individual champions can influence change – $276,400

Bega Valley Shire Council will draw on community champions to influence a change in attitudes and behaviours of occupants of multi-unit dwellings. Tourists often come from areas where good-practice resource recovery occurs. Council and the local champion can show them ‘we recycle here too’. For visitors that travel from a community with poor practice, the council can show them better ways of doing things. Renters need to shift from a disposal culture. Our champions can connect them to a public-space edible-gardening group so they can learn about the value of food and garden organics and closing the loop on waste.

Bega Valley Shire Council

The value of food – $365,000

This project aims to collectively take responsibility for generating waste and to change behaviours with messages such as ‘it’s our problem so let’s resolve it locally’. The focus will be to understand the value of food and to avoid wasting it. To do this, the current garden organics collection service will be upgraded to a more frequent food and garden service for unavoidable food waste.

Cumberland Council

Greening Cumberland, one bin at a time! – $391,450

When Cumberland Council was formed in May 2016 (by merging parts of the former Auburn, Holroyd and Parramatta Councils) it resulted in a legacy of disparate waste services. The residents of the former Holroyd Council are the only residents of Cumberland Council that do not have access to a garden organics mobile garbage bin service. This project will enable Council to offer a voluntary uptake of a garden organics bin (complemented by a reduction in general waste bin-capacity) to residents of the former Holroyd Council. The project will also include a comprehensive education campaign to ensure maximum uptake.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Organics collection service implementation and education program – $549,630

Council will undertake a multi-year program to roll out a community education program and a fortnightly food organics and garden organics (FOGO) collection service across the local-government area (LGA). The first stage will see data collected via waste composition audits with the results used to develop a targeted education program addressing contamination and barriers to FOGO recycling. Stage 2 will see FOGO bins provided for every household in the LGA, commencement of a fortnightly collection service, and ongoing education activities to promote the service and its benefits. Council recently established an approved compost facility and 40% of residents voluntarily use council’s current monthly FOGO service (funding their own FOGO bin).

North East Waste

North East Waste FOGO in MUDs Trial – $88,047

This project aims to investigate why multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) do not access food organics garden organics (FOGO) kerbside services, and how participation could be maximised and contamination minimised. Residential, holiday and public housing properties in 3 of our local government areas will be targeted. The project aims to establish a baseline of the organics in red and green bins and then trial different education engagement techniques and ‘interventions’ to determine their impact through monitoring and auditing. This project will provide our councils with accurate costings, real information and achievable recommendations to inform their own future plans to improve FOGO uptake and practices in MUDs.

Orange City Council

Model for increasing FOGO uptake in multi-unit dwellings – $87,000

The demand for domestic food organics and garden organics (FOGO) services, and the subsequent use by residents, has been identified as an opportunity worthy of targeted engagement. This project will develop and test a model for multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) engagement around FOGO services and be followed by 2 subsequent rounds of model implementation. The model will document a path to installation of FOGO bins at MUDs, and will include stakeholder identification and engagement, bin number calculations and installation, and subsequent education and communication to support use of the newly installed bins. Each round will include baseline bin inspections and follow-up inspections to establish usage (volume) and contamination.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

MUDs organics recovery project – $253,600

This project is a trial roll-out food organics and garden organics (FOGO) services to multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) that do not currently have this service. MUDs include domestic apartments and sites that share waste services using Council’s domestic waste collection or private services. The project will target aged care facilities, retirement villages and sites such as caravan parks with permanent residents.


In the 2016 round the Environmental Trust approved 4 grants, totalling $1,656,231.


Organisation Project title Amount $

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

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 an 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.


In the 2015 round the Environmental Trust approved 7 grants, totalling $3,514,306.


Organisation Project title Amount $

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 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 Council 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 760 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.


In the 2014 round the Environmental Trust approved 10 grants, totalling $5,805,566.


Organisation Project title Amount $

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

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 that the region’s organics master plan, compiled by the 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 5-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 1 to 3 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 3 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 3 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 that 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.


In the 2013 round the Environmental Trust approved 21 grants, totalling $6,519,811.


Organisation Project title Amount $

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 declined funding to proceed with their projects.  Information on the proposed projects remains for reference purposes only.

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

Note: Blayney Shire Council declined funding for this project. The project description is for information only.

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

Note: Cabonne Council declined funding for this project. The project description is for information only.

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 across the region (Bathurst, Blayney, Forbes, Parkes and Wellington) 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 kilograms of food and garden waste from each bin every fortnight which was then 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 across the region (Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Parkes and Wellington) to deliver improved resource recovery.

Kempsey Shire Council

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

As part of the 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 the 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, an 18.42% increase in recycling and a 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 ommunity 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 Council

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 across the region (Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Forbes and Wellington) 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% participation rate, and 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 5% 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 a 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 across the region (Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Forbes, and Parkes) 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, instead converting it into compost for the community and council. Council will provide free wheelie bins, kitchen caddies and community education materials.