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My Council has issued information regarding the new FOGO (food organics garden organics) service to be rolled out in March 2021. FOGO bins for foods scraps and green waste will be collected one a week, while red bins (garbage) and yellow bins (recycling) will be collected fortnightly on an alternate week.
Our block has been participating in the Council <i>Food Scraps Trial </i>since August 2018. I estimate in our block of 12 lots, only half of the residents choose to use separate food and garbage. Unfortunately, this results in all 6 red bins full on a weekly basis.
My concern is the alternating week red bin collection does not work for strata properties. Our bin bay area is visible and accessible to the street, where plenty of coffee drinkers and dog walkers leave their waste in our red bins. There is no leeway for tenants moving out and new ones moving in to add to the red bins without causing problems.
As the food scraps trial was my initiative I go out of my way to inform new residents of the service, ordering kitchen caddies for use. Free compost bags from the Council are stored in the common stairwell for easy access. I am not confident of the take up from those who are not doing so already.
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