City is ready to FOGO in 2024

18 April 2024 9:46 AM

The City of Kalamunda is making significant strides in enhancing household recycling rates with its upcoming FOGO three-bin system, set to debut in September-October 2024.

FOGO, short for Food Organics and Garden Organics, introduces a third bin for weekly collection of food scraps and garden organics, which will be transformed into valuable compost.

This proven system has already been successfully implemented in local governments across Perth over the past decade.

Mayor Margaret Thomas eagerly anticipates the positive impacts FOGO will bring stating, “Many of us already embrace FOGO principles, whether through composting or keeping backyard chickens. For the broader community, FOGO will revolutionise our recycling habits and bolster our recycling rates."

The State Government has mandated that all local governments in the Perth and Peel regions adopt FOGO by 2025. To aid this transition, the $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO program will facilitate the switch to the three-bin system.

Residential rollout is scheduled to commence in September 2024, spanning an eight-week period.

For comprehensive information on FOGO,  visit the City’s website,, and explore the Frequently Asked Questions, call 9257 9999 or email


The rollout of FOGO is supported by the Government of Western Australia and the Waste Authority through the Better Bins program as well as the Better Bins Plus: GO FOGO Program.


© City of Kalamunda 2024