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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

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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HOW FREO’S RUBBISH WILL BE COLLECTED WITH FOGO

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on March 6, 2019

 

Got this information from the City of Fremantle how rubbish bins will be collected when the three-bin FOGO is here:

* The crux of it is the new FOGO bin (with a lime green lid) will be collected weekly.
* The recycling bin (with the yellow lid) will be collected fortnightly, as it is already.
* The new, smaller general waste bin (with a red lid) will be collected fortnightly.
* The potentially smelly stuff that currently goes into the big green general waste bin will now go into the FOGO bin, which is still collected weekly.

Once you take out the FOGO and recycling there shouldn’t be that much left to go into the general waste bin (and nothing smelly either), hence the fortnightly collection.

Roel Loopers

IS FORTNIGHTLY RUBBISH COLLECTION A GOOD IDEA?

Posted in city of fremantle, environment, local government, organic, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on March 6, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle will be rolling out its FOGO three-bin rubbish collection from July/August this year, when 13,000 households will be receiving the Food Organic Garden Organic bin in addition to the normal household rubbish bin and the recycling bin.

It is going to cost around $ 1.2 million.

The Town of East Fremantle will also be introducing the FOGO bins, and so do other councils around Perth.

But to save cost and not collect near empty bins the Town of Vincent, which has also embraced FOGO, has decided it will introduce fortnightly collection instead of weekly ones, and I wonder if Fremantle Council might be contemplating the same and what Freo residents would think about that. Any thoughts?

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE STREET CLEANING AND RUBBISH COLLECTION INADEQUATE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on January 22, 2019

 

Some traders in Fremantle’s popular Wray Avenue claim that the City of Fremantle fails to clean their street regularly.

Calls to send the street sweeper have been ignored they say, while one shop owner sent me a photo of a gutter full with leaves when the City had stated that the street sweeper had been through there.

Down in Beaconsfield a home owner has been asking for a replacement rubbish bin for over ten days but nothing has happened and the damaged bin is still out on the street.

At the same time Fremantle Council has signed off on spending over a million dollars to introduce a third-FOGO– bin.

Maybe best to do the basics first hey!

Roel Loopers

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CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELVES!

Posted in city of fremantle, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on March 7, 2018

 

clean up!

 

I noticed this sign at Pakenham Street this morning. It is unfortunately an ongoing problem in Fremantle that event organisers plaster our city with info about upcoming events, but once the events are over they can’t be bothered to take away signs.

I removed three signs about the Queen’s Baton Relay which was held two and a half weeks ago, but the onus is on organisers to remove the stuff they put up.

We would not need Clean Up Australia Day if everyone had a clean up after yourself day every day!!!

Roel Loopers

 

SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST RUBBISH

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, pollution, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2017

 

Students of Fremantle John Curtin College spent one hour on cleaning up Port Beach recently and were amazed at what they found in such a short time in winter.

Cigarette butts 166, Cigarette lighters 3, Straws 20, confection sticks and cups 50,Lids and tops 27, Plastic drink bottles 13, Plastic food packaging 38, Cylume glow sticks (mini) – recreational fishing 6, Recreational fishing items 15, Rope and net scraps less than a metre 17, Rope in metres 3 and Plastic bits and pieces hard and solid 162.
Others: Foam buoys 3, Earplugs 8, Glass beer stubbies 4, Broken glass 20, Cloth 9, Aluminium cans 5, Metal bottle caps 29, Paper and cardboard packaging 136, Rubber balls 1 and Rubber remnants 12.

One has to wonder how much other rubbish ended up in the ocean before the students collected it.

It is disgraceful that so many people believe someone else will clean up after them and leave their rubbish behind.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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