City wheels out third bin trial

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Maggie Paul and Jude Paul demonstrate the new green waste bin as part of the City of Busselton's FOGO trial in Yalyalup and Provence
Camera IconMaggie Paul and Jude Paul demonstrate the new green waste bin as part of the City of Busselton's FOGO trial in Yalyalup and Provence Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

The City of Busselton’s third bin trial for food organics and garden organics in the Yalyalup Provence area will begin next Wednesday.

The new bin has a light-green lid and residents will also be supplied with a kitchen mini bin, which has a caddy liner for easy disposal of decomposable kitchen and green waste.

The FOGO bin’s contents will then be transported to the Dardanup composting facility.

Organic waste includes kitchen scraps, meat, lawn clippings, small branches and garden debris.

City of Busselton recycling education officer Bessie Mulhall said the new bin was being trialled in an effort to divert more waste from landfill.

The trial will last for six months.

Bunbury and Capel implemented a three-bin system in 2013, while Margaret River introduced FOGO bins this year.

Provence resident Taryn Freeman said she was embracing the trial and would be making a personal effort to reduce waste.

“I was hesitant at first but then when I got the bin, I realised it is simple,” she said.

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