WASTE MANAGEMENT —
FOOD ORGANICS AND GARDEN ORGANICS
970. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the minister representing the
Minister for Environment:
I refer to the
Waste Authority's Waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy
(1) Are all local
governments in the Perth and Peel region on track to provide consistent
three-bin kerbside collection systems that include the separation of food
organics and garden organics from other waste categories by 2025?
(2) If not, what
are the barriers to local government implementing FOGO in Perth and Peel by
(3) What support
is the state government offering to regional local governments to transition to
a three-bin FOGO system and what is the time frame?
PRESIDENT: I think that question
is borderline seeking a great deal of information. Minister for Environment,
if you are able to provide an answer.
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
Thanks, President, and I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer is
provided on behalf of the Minister for Environment.
(1) Seven of the
33 local governments in the Perth and Peel regions already provide food
organics and garden organics collection services,
14 local governments have committed to do so by 2025 through their approved
waste plans, and 12 have not yet made a commitment to implement FOGO collection
(2) Uncommitted local governments have identified a range
of different factors that may influence their decision to adopt FOGO
services, such as contractual matters and costs. These local governments advise
that they will engage with their communities to determine the feasibility of
adopting FOGO collection services. The state government continues to work
proactively with each of these local governments to understand their specific
circumstances and identify opportunities for addressing the barriers.
(3) The state government's $20 million Better
Bins Plus: Go FOGO program is available to all local governments and is
funded to 2025–26. Nine local governments outside the Perth
metropolitan and Peel regions have received Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO funding
and one additional local government application is currently being processed.