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Community invited to help sort the City’s waste future

Community invited to help sort the City’s waste future
5 October 2022

The City of Kwinana is looking for feedback from the community on the future of its waste system. Residents have from Monday, 3 October until Sunday, 6 November 2022 to take part in the City’s survey at and provide valuable input into future considerations for the City’s waste.

With a number of options being considered from a 2-bin system to a 3-bin garden organic (GO) or food organic and garden organic (FOGO) system, the community input will form part of the broader feasibility study that is currently underway, that will consider social, environmental, economic, technical and legal matters to assist Council in planning out its future waste strategy.

The City’s efforts to seek feedback from the community comes in response to the State Governments current Waste Strategy 2030, which outlines a waste hierarchy which identifies a three bin Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) system as the top preference for Local Governments.

While a number of Councils have transitioned to FOGO system, or GO system, the City of Kwinana was very diligent in their approach to waste management taking on the previous recommendations from the 2012 State Waste Strategy and being among some of the early adopters to align to some of those initiatives including strategic waste planning and Energy from Waste, which the City made contractual commitments to in 2014.

City of Kwinana Mayor, Carol Adams said the City’s Waste Management Strategy was developed to ensure that the City was implementing the most effective approach to waste management and the survey is a way for the City to test that it was still inline with the community’s preferences.

“Rates, roads and rubbish are the primary pillars of local government, which Councils have a long history of managing at a local level according to the unique needs of their individual communities. The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030, developed by the State Government, puts forward a state-wide approach to waste management, however we want to ensure that we are looking specifically at the individual need for our Local Government and what is right for our community,” she said.

“I would urge all residents to please take this opportunity to provide their feedback to help the City to better understand preferences of the community to inform its own waste strategy and inform the future of Kwinana’s waste and how that aligns to the State Governments Waste Strategy.”

Residents who would like to have their say can take part in the City’s survey at

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