FOGO Three Bin System

A better bin system is coming to Cottesloe in 2022.

From June 2022, Cottesloe will move to a FOGO three bin service.

The Delivery of FOGO Kitchen caddies and liners is happening the week of 23 to 27 May 2022. Those residents who are good to FOGO in June, were sent a letter in early May advising how the change will be implemented. On your usual bin collection day, please leave your lime-green lidded bin on the verge after servicing. Our contractors will apply a FOGO sticker to your bin lid and attach your new kitchen caddy.  Inside the kitchen caddy will be two rolls of compostable caddy liners, your waste and recycling calendar and a How to FOGO pamphlet. However, the bad weather expected on Monday 23 May may delay deliveries and some homes may not receive their caddy until the following Monday. Please also check your letterbox, as your calendar and FOGO pamphlet may be placed in your letterbox to keep them dry, rather than inside the caddy. At this time, all other days should go ahead as planned. 


What is FOGO?

FOGO stands for Food Organics Garden Organics. Currently the green lid bin is for garden waste only. Once the Town moves to FOGO, residents will place their food waste into the green bin, thus reducing the amount of waste the Town sends to landfill. The contents from the green bin will be turned into high-quality compost. This will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and have a positive impact on our environment.  Under the State Government's Waste Strategy, all metropolitan councils will need to introduce the new three bin FOGO system by 2025.

Cottesloe's FOGO service will commence from 6 June 2022.  During May, please continue to place only garden organics into your green bin. All single residences will change to a FOGO service, as well as duplexes and triplexes. Strata properties with more than four units will not change to FOGO in June. 

 Further details can be found here under FOGO Frequently Asked Questions and on  WMRC's website.

Watch this video to see how easy FOGO is

Another FOGO information Session will be held at the Lesser Hall at 109 Broome Street, Cottesloe. Please register on eventbrite to come and find out more about FOGO and what changes will happen.

Register here:

Monday 23 May 2022 at 6pm.

If you are unable to attend an information session, please click HERE to see a recorded version of the WMRC's FOGO slide presentation for Cottesloe residents.

M T W Th F Sa Su Which Bins
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Green & Red
30 31 1 2 3 4 5 Red & Yellow
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Green & Red
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Yellow & Green
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Green & Red
27 28 29 30 1 2 3 Yellow & Green

A new Waste and Recycling calendar for 2022 - 2023 will be delivered with your kitchen caddy. Please refer to the calendar below for which bins will be collected each week in June.

For strata properties not changing to FOGO, continue to use the existing calendar and the new calendar from July 2022 will be mailed to you.