Progress!… But still some way to go.
Together, we recently called on the Government in the Assembly to expand the green waste bin program to accept food waste.
Thanks to your efforts, the ACT Government has now agreed to undertake early planning for a food organics and garden organics (or ‘FOGO’) collection service and to begin work to prepare ACT businesses and residents for FOGO collections through an education program that will start next year.
Composting Canberra’s residential food waste would stop approximately 40,000 tonnes of food waste ending up in landfill each year.
From April this year, green bins are now rolling out across Canberra suburbs.
Now, the Government will start planning for a new food waste collection service for green bins – but it won’t start until 2023.
We still have lots to do to realise more Compost, Not Landfill in the ACT.
Join our campaign by placing a free ‘Compost not Landfill’ sticker on your kerbside bin.
Food waste shouldn’t be to rotting in landfill.
30% of household waste is food waste. Diverting food waste is the easiest way to end creating mountains of rubbish. Food waste should be turned into compost, to help keep our soils healthy and productive
Many Canberra people compost their kitchen waste at home, but not all of us have time or space to do so.
This is why we must divert food waste from landfill ASAP.
“Our plan protects the environment, eliminates greenhouse gases and reduces the amount of waste going to landfill.”
– Caroline Le Couteur, MLA
More compost means less
greenhouse gas emissions.
When our organic waste breaks down in landfill it releases methane, a strong greenhouse gas, which contributes to global warming.
Composting Canberra’s residential food waste would stop approximately 40,000 tonnes of food waste ending up in landfill each year and would reduce our greenhouse gas emissions that come from food waste by 96%.
Join our campaign and you’ll receive a free ‘Compost Not Landfill’ sticker to put on your kerbside bin!