It's time to FOGO! For support regarding your three bin FOGO system, please call our FOGO Hotline on 9477 7500 or email fogo@belmont.wa.gov.au. Click here to visit the Three Bin System page on our website.
Tuesday, 13 February 2024

FOGO coming soon to City of Belmont

FOGO bins will start appearing this month in the City of Belmont with bin changes to 16,000 residential homes occurring between late February and April 2024.

The City of Belmont, through their waste contractor Veolia, will be rolling out a new three bin system to around 500 households a day over two months.

Mayor Robert Rossi is asking local residents to get behind the new bin system as soon as their new bins are delivered.

“Residents will put their bins out as usual, and the waste trucks will empty the bins and deliver a new three bin system at the same time - so they can start using it right away.

“Included in the delivery will be a kitchen caddy and compostable liners, to collect food scraps, as well as information material to help people become familiar with the new three bin FOGO system,” said Mayor Rossi.

FOGO stands for Food Organics and Garden Organics and is designed to take organic material out of general waste so it can be turned into compost.

“A number of people have attended our information sessions and pop-ups to chat to our FOGO crew and it is great to have so many engaged residents ask questions on how to use the new service.

“We know that changing the way people sort their waste can take time and we are asking our residents to help us reduce landfill and commit to using their third FOGO bin correctly,” he said.

The City of Belmont is the latest local government to introduce a third FOGO bin, in alignment with the State Government’s Waste Strategy 2030 which requires all local councils to adopt a three bin FOGO system by 2025.

Mayor Rossi shared his enthusiasm for the project.

"This FOGO project has been many years in the making and will help us in creating a more sustainable community. A three bin FOGO system will significantly reduce waste to landfill and decrease greenhouse gas emissions so we can provide a better future for all City of Belmont residents.”

Residential houses that currently receive the City’s standard waste service will be the first to transition to FOGO in early 2024. The City will then work with residents in multi-unit dwellings with shared waste services to identify their needs and transition them to the FOGO system at a later date.

Residents can search on the City of Belmont’s website to find out when they will receive the new three bin system. Households will also be sent an information letter detailing the date their bin will change before the changeover occurs.

For more information on FOGO, visit the City's Three Bin System webpage