Weekly food waste trial
Holdfast Bay residents are the first in South Australia to take part in a weekly green-bin kerbside collection trial to help divert food waste from landfill. Up to 1000 households are expected to volunteer to have their green-lid FOGO bins – Food Organics Garden Organics - collected weekly, to make recycling food waste more convenient. Those households can also opt to have their red-lid landfill bins collected fortnightly during the 12-month trial. Currently, up to 40 per cent of waste placed in red-lid landfill bins is food waste and garden clippings, which could instead be placed in the green FOGO bins and turned into compost. The City of Holdfast Bay is funding the trial with a grant of $97,900 from Green Industries SA.