Showing posts with label recycling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recycling. Show all posts

Monday 5 October 2020

Council waste collections - a survey of residents is needed

A Maling Ward resident has contacted with concerns about the recent changes to waste collection in Boroondara. 

His family and local business in Surrey Hills have been negatively and severely impacted by the reduction of the normal waste collection to fortnightly (despite having the largest bins).  Their paper recycling bin is also always full with no option to upgrade.  It is a sore point to have this reduction while council fees increase.

Boroondara bins [source]

The impact of revised waste management on larger families needs to be assessed. If elected I will call for a survey of Boroondara residents to get their feedback and determine:

  • If weekly collection of the general waste bin should be reinstated
  • If the size of waste bins is appropriate
Another resident has previously advised me that more information needs to be communicated to residents to ensure the new FOGO bins are used appropriately.

Authorised by Peter Campbell, 81A Durham Road, Surrey Hills 3127

Friday 25 September 2020

FOGO and traffic concerns raised by a Maling Ward resident

 A Maling Ward resident has contacted me with the following concerns.

Waste management and bins

FOGO - Food Organics and Garden Organics bins (green lid)

Recent changes to recycling in Boroondara included the introduction of FOGO bins for food organics and garden organics materials.  These are bins with green lid and are accompanied with a smaller caddy bin.

FOGO bin (lime green lid)
FOGO bin (lime green lid)

FOGO caddy bin
FOGO caddy bin

Many residents don't fully understand how these bins are to be used and some are confused about the caddy bin with a lid that came with the FOGO bins.  It is not obvious what FOGO stands for!