In 2015, the City of Wodonga and Indigo Shire Council introduced a third kerbside bin to allow residents to collect food and garden organic (FOGO) waste for recycling. In the lead-up to the launch of the new service, the councils rolled out an extensive behaviour change and education program, resulting in high diversion and low contamination rates.
City of Wodonga, Indigo Shire Council, Cleanaway Waste Management Limited, Halve Waste green team.
Launching a 3-bin waste collection service including food and organics waste, supported by a comprehensive behaviour change and education program.
Reduce waste to landfill and minimise contamination in the organics bin.
Waste diversion increased by 36% and contamination in the organics bin fell to below 1%. Investment in the behaviour change program paid back within one year, thanks to reduced waste disposal costs.