City of Albany FOGO collection ramps up over busy summer holiday period

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City of Albany's Andrea Smithson, Carly Watson, Julie Passmore and Ruth March.
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FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) bin collection in Albany has ramped up to once a week over the summer holidays.

From this Monday until Friday, February 11, households in the City of Albany will have their FOGO bins collected weekly on their normal bin day.

General waste and recycling bins will continue to be collected fortnightly according to the regular schedule.

City engineering and sustainability manager Ruth March said the change coincided with the busier and warmer holiday period.

“At this time of the year many of us welcome guests into our homes which can result in more food waste, and there can be an increase in more smelly seasonal fare like prawns and seafood,” she said.

“The weekly FOGO collection will also help to address concerns with smells and pests during the warmer part of the year.

“Albany residents can be proud of their efforts to reduce waste to landfill since the start of the FOGO service and we encourage everyone to continue these good habits over the holiday season.”

Residents who have extra household recycling can drop it off for free at Fossicker’s Tip Shop.

Visit albany.wa.gov.au/fogo.

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