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REUSABLES AT GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL

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At the East Fremantle GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL two weeks ago all food & beverage vendors were required to use GO2CUP in an effort to reduce unnecessary waste at the very popular annual festival

GO2CUP supplied over 20 vendors with reusable cups, plates and cutlery which were then placed in allocated bins to be washed and used again at other events. Over 9,000 reusable items were used on the day!

Approximately 9,500 people came along to the event with only 300 – 400kg of waste being collected for the whole day!

The Town of East Fremantle is very grateful to all volunteers who kindly assisted at the bins stations, including members from the East Fremantle Junior Football Club, WREN and Recycle Right WA.

Well done everyone. Great effort!

Roel Loopers

NOT ENOUGH SPACE FOR GENERAL WASTE

Posted in city of fremantle, environment, local government, recycling, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on October 18, 2019

 

I am all for recycling, looking after the environment and after our planet Earth, but already the Fremantle FOGO three bin system is not working for me and the home owner.

The too small general waste bin was totally full when we put the bin we share between two households out for collection, but it was not emptied because general waste only gets collected once a fortnight.

I am moving house next week and will probably have quite a few bits and pieces for the general waste bin, but won’t be able to use it because the bin is full. My neighbour and I will now have to take our general waste rubbish into the city and dump it into a City of Fremantle bin, and that is not good at all.

Roel Loopers

FREO’S GARAGE SALE TRAIL IS ON

Posted in city of fremantle, recycling, Uncategorized by freoview on October 14, 2019

 

Garage Sale Trail

 

The annual GARAGE SALE TRAIL is back in Fremantle this coming weekend October 19 and 20, so go find a bargain, or sell some yourselves.

Garage Sale Trail is happening right across Australia. It’s a big weekend encouraging us to put secondhand first and minimise our impact on the planet.

Small actions drive big change, so while one garage sale on its own won’t make much difference, hundreds of thousands of Aussies joining the trail packs some real punch.

When people get together in the streets, community centres and schools to buy, sell and reuse at garage sales over a weekend, that sends a strong message to re-use and recycle and stop the cycle of over-consumption and throwing things into landfill.

Garage Sale Trail happens with the support of Local Council partners across the country and nearly 400,000 bargain hunting, reuse loving Australians shopping and selling at more than 18,000 garage sale events Australia-wide.

Every garage sale has a unique style and gets a sale page that provides clues to who’s involved, what’s on offer and anything else that’s going down. It’s like a treasure map to second hand greatness. Likewise, shoppers can search for sales, items of interest and make your own Trail of favourite sales to checkout.

Join the movement this October and help us spread the word. Let’s choose to reuse and join the over 400, 000 Aussies putting second hand first!

Check out Facebook page and website for more information. The Growers Green Farmers Market also participates on Sunday.

Roel Loopers

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FOGO BINS COMING FROM NEXT WEEK

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, recycling, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2019

 

FOGO bins

 

The City of Fremantle’s roll out of the new three-bin Food Organic Garden Organic (FOGO) waste management system will start next week.

Under the new three-bin system residents will keep their yellow-lidded recycling bin, but the dark green general waste bin will be replaced with a new lime green-lidded FOGO bin and a new smaller red-lidded general waste bin.

Residents in the neighbourhood surrounding Frank Gibson Park will begin receiving their new FOGO bins from Monday 16 September, with the entire roll out to more than 11,000 households across Fremantle expected to take about five weeks.

City of Fremantle Director of Infrastructure and Project Delivery Graham Tattersall said it should be a smooth transition from the old bins to the new bins.

“All people need to do is put out their dark green general waste bin and yellow-lidded recycling bin as normal,” Mr Tattersall said.

“On the day that their bins are emptied, a delivery truck will come by and drop off the new FOGO and general waste bins, and also a small kitchen caddy with a year’s supply of compostable liners.

“The bin delivery vehicles will be operating independently of the rubbish trucks, so some people might get their new bins before the old ones are emptied and others afterwards.

“Once the bins have been emptied people can take in their yellow recycling bin and the new lime green FOGO bin and red general waste bin and start using them straight away, but they need to leave the old dark green bin on the verge for collection later that day or the next day.

“The delivery of the new bins will start from 6am, and there may be a bit of noise as the wheels and lids will be attached at the point of delivery.

“There may also be some extra noise when the old bins are removed the next day, as they need to have the wheels and lids removed so they can be stacked and taken away.”

Roel Loopers

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DON’T WORRY BIN HAPPY

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, recycling, rubbish, Uncategorized, WASTE by freoview on August 30, 2019

 

 

Fremantle residents have been asking what will happen to the old bins when the three bin FOGO-Food Organic Garden Organic will be implemented over the next weeks.

The big general waste bin will be replaced with a new lime-green lidded bin and a smaller general waste red-lidded one, while we keep the yellow-lidded recycling bin.

City of Fremantle Director of Infrastructure and Project Delivery Graham Tattersall explained that from the 11,000 bins collected 600 will be kept in Fremantle for reuse, and the others will go to Adelaide bin supplier Mastec, which will recycle the old bins by shredding them and reuse them for the manufacturing of new bins.

The initial costs for the FOGO system is just over one million dollars.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE CHANGES TO RUBBISH BIN COLLECTION DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, recycling, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2019

 

FOGO bins

 

Waste bin collection days for most City of Fremantle residents will be changing next month. The change to bin collection days will take effect from 19 August. 

The City have come up with a more streamlined route, but it will mean about 80 per cent of Fremantle households will be getting their bins collected on a new day, and they are also changing the fortnightly collection cycle for recycling bins. From 19 August they will pick up all the recycling bins on the same week.

This means that the week starting 19 August will be a recycling week for everyone, and everyone should put out both their general waste bin and their recycling bin.

This will put everyone in the City on the same fortnightly rotation for their recycling collection.

The City of Fremantle will send out postcards to residents to advise them of their new bin day.

New Bin Days!

Residents can also check their bin day by typing in their address into the Find My Bin Day function on the City’s website.

The change to bin days comes ahead of the roll-out of the new three-bin Food Organic Garden Organic (FOGO) system to more than 11,000 City of Fremantle households this September.

Under the new system residents will keep their yellow-lidded recycling bin, but the dark green general waste bin will be replaced with a new lime green-lidded FOGO bin and a new smaller red-lidded general waste bin.

FOGO households will also receive a kitchen caddy and a year’s worth of compostable liners when the new bins are delivered.

The new FOGO bin will be emptied weekly, while the yellow recycling bin and the red general waste bin will be emptied fortnightly on alternating weeks.

Roel Loopers

 

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FOGO RUBBISH SYSTEM ON THE WAY

 

FOGO bins

 

The City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle will soon roll out the three-bin FOGO rubbish collection so it is important for the community to know what goes in which bin.

The above image from East Fremantle explains that very well, so I hope the two councils will provide fridge magnets or stickers so that we all know what to do.

That is even more essential for those places that operate as B&B and where people from country WA, interstate and overseas have no idea what is expected of them with the three-bin system.

Roel Loopers

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BUY KEEP CUPS FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted in cafe, christmas, city of fremantle, coffee, environment, recycling, Uncategorized by freoview on December 10, 2018

 

coffee planet

 

There will be a lot of wastage over the Christmas period and most of it will end up in landfill, so do the right thing for planet earth and buy some keep cups as presents for your friends and family members.

Millions of non-recycable take-away containers are dumped each year and we all can make the very small effort of reducing our own waste by reducing the use of take-away coffee cups.

At Chalkys cafe in Fremantle West End you’ll even get a free coffee when you buy a keep cup! It’s the last cafe in High Street, close to the historic Roundhouse.

Roel Loopers

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SIX-STOREY TIMBER BUILDING PROPOSED FOR FREMANTLE CBD

 

timber building

 

The WEST AUSTRALIAN reports in its property section today about exciting plans by the Yolk Property Group to build a six-storey commercial timber building in Fremantle on the corner of Josehpson and High Street, just opposite from historic Victoria Hall.

If approved by Fremantle Council the building would use photovoltaic and renewable power battery storage systems and an operable facade to allow cool air into the building and release warm air from it. There would also be grey and storm water collection, and a recycling system for shower and handbasin water to be used to reticulate the green facade.

The ground-level would be built using concrete but the levels above that would use mass timber and cross-laminated timber.

Roel Loopers

GRAB A BARGAIN AT FREO’S GARAGE SALE TRAIL

 

Garage Sale

 

Australia’s biggest ever weekend of treasure hunting will come to Freo when the City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle host a massive Garage Sale Trail this  Saturday.

The Fremantle event at the City of Fremantle’s recycling centre on Montreal Street will have 30 stallholders selling goods ranging from kitchen items and furniture to pot plants, vinyl records and second-hand clothes.

It’s the first time in Garage Sale Trail history that two councils have pulled together to host a sale.

The Garage Sale Trail will see more than 400,000 people rummaging through over 2 million items for sale at around 15,000 garage sales across the country.

There will also be the Eat No Evil food truck, a coffee van, Buster It’s All About Play and expert advice from our Parks and Landscape team on creating your own verge garden.

Garage Sale Trail is a run by Australian not-for-profit social enterprise Garage Sale Trail Foundation in partnership with over 140 councils around the country.
Garage Sale Trail seeks to educate Australians on the importance of reuse, and the need to take individual responsibility for the waste we generate, while also building stronger, more connected and more resilient communities

The City of Fremantle’s Garage Sale Trail event is on Saturday October 20 from 8am – 2pm.
For more information visit the City’s page on the Garage Sale Trail website.

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