Food Organics Garden Organics Idalia Trial

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Idalia FOGO Trial Suburban Catchment Zone

Congratulations your area has been selected to participate in the Townsville City Council's Food Organics Garden Organics trial!

Townsville, like so many other communities through Queensland is facing major challenges with the collection and disposal of waste.

Background:

Council has built the foundations of a sustainable waste management future aligned with the North Queensland Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2030. Through this endorsed strategy and in partnership with the Queensland State Government, the Council's vision is to align its future waste operations to allow for a simple transition to food organics and garden organics collection and processing.

Introduction to the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) Trial:

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government and delivered in partnership with Council will provide an exciting and evolutional trial that will introduce an additional kerbside FOGO bin and collection service. The goal of the FOGO trial like any strategy or trial Council conducts especially related to waste management can only be achieved in partnership and participation with the residents.

Why Idalia?

The Idalia suburb has been identified by the Council's, Food Organics Garden Organics, Project Management team as one of the suburbs that is representative of 'typical Townsvilleans'. Your area including residential property has been selected as you capture three major Townsville community qualities representing, Prosperous Future, Home Entertainment and a sense of Safe and Secure.

What this means to you:

As a valuable household trial participant, you will receive a free 240-litre FOGO bin, to help you begin your FOGO journey. The beneficial information you provide via the below-requested feedback forms during the trial will help inform Council on the positives and negatives of this trial for a complete trial report provided to the Queensland Government once the trial has been completed.

What's next:

Throughout the next month, your household will receive your new FOGO bin and kitchen caddy. You will also receive a roll of certified compostable liners for your kitchen caddy.

The FOGO trial will commence in October 2021 and will be operational for 12 months. During the trial, your FOGO bin will be collected weekly. Your general waste bin and recycling bin will be collected fortnightly. All FOGO participants will receive a starter pack containing information regarding FOGO questions and answers.

Council is committed to assisting our community to increase recycling and divert waste from landfills to achieve a 55% recycling target of household waste.

The Queensland Government waste levy will increase to $85 a tonne for all waste that goes to our landfill. Previously this levy was subsidised by the State Government, however, this subsidy is highly likely to be reduced or discontinued, resulting in a potential increase of approximately $60 to your rates for the same level of waste service. This alone is one of the reasons why the Council is investigating ways to better manage household waste, reduce carbon emissions and encourage resource recovery.

Council advises that your new Food Organics Garden Organics bin may not fully accommodate your complete household collection of green waste however, there are excellent local Green Waste Collection businesses that would be delighted to take your extra green waste on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

We invite you to be part of our journey!

Congratulations your area has been selected to participate in the Townsville City Council's Food Organics Garden Organics trial!

Townsville, like so many other communities through Queensland is facing major challenges with the collection and disposal of waste.

Background:

Council has built the foundations of a sustainable waste management future aligned with the North Queensland Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2030. Through this endorsed strategy and in partnership with the Queensland State Government, the Council's vision is to align its future waste operations to allow for a simple transition to food organics and garden organics collection and processing.

Introduction to the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) Trial:

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government and delivered in partnership with Council will provide an exciting and evolutional trial that will introduce an additional kerbside FOGO bin and collection service. The goal of the FOGO trial like any strategy or trial Council conducts especially related to waste management can only be achieved in partnership and participation with the residents.

Why Idalia?

The Idalia suburb has been identified by the Council's, Food Organics Garden Organics, Project Management team as one of the suburbs that is representative of 'typical Townsvilleans'. Your area including residential property has been selected as you capture three major Townsville community qualities representing, Prosperous Future, Home Entertainment and a sense of Safe and Secure.

What this means to you:

As a valuable household trial participant, you will receive a free 240-litre FOGO bin, to help you begin your FOGO journey. The beneficial information you provide via the below-requested feedback forms during the trial will help inform Council on the positives and negatives of this trial for a complete trial report provided to the Queensland Government once the trial has been completed.

What's next:

Throughout the next month, your household will receive your new FOGO bin and kitchen caddy. You will also receive a roll of certified compostable liners for your kitchen caddy.

The FOGO trial will commence in October 2021 and will be operational for 12 months. During the trial, your FOGO bin will be collected weekly. Your general waste bin and recycling bin will be collected fortnightly. All FOGO participants will receive a starter pack containing information regarding FOGO questions and answers.

Council is committed to assisting our community to increase recycling and divert waste from landfills to achieve a 55% recycling target of household waste.

The Queensland Government waste levy will increase to $85 a tonne for all waste that goes to our landfill. Previously this levy was subsidised by the State Government, however, this subsidy is highly likely to be reduced or discontinued, resulting in a potential increase of approximately $60 to your rates for the same level of waste service. This alone is one of the reasons why the Council is investigating ways to better manage household waste, reduce carbon emissions and encourage resource recovery.

Council advises that your new Food Organics Garden Organics bin may not fully accommodate your complete household collection of green waste however, there are excellent local Green Waste Collection businesses that would be delighted to take your extra green waste on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

We invite you to be part of our journey!

  • Please complete the following short Idalia Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) initial feedback form to Have Your Say and provide guidance to the Council for an understanding of how your household currently conducts waste management



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