How City of Wodonga and Indigo Shire Council improved rollout of new organics collection service

Last updated: 13 January 2021

Changing behaviours to improve the rollout of a new kerbside organics collection service

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.

Snapshot

Stakeholders

City of Wodonga, Indigo Shire Council, Cleanaway Waste Management Limited, Halve Waste green team.

Project

Launching a 3-bin waste collection service including food and organics waste, supported by a comprehensive behaviour change and education program.

Objectives

Reduce waste to landfill and minimise contamination in the organics bin.

Outcomes

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.

Want to know more?

Get in touch with:

Mark Verbaken
City of Wodonga
02 6022 9279
mverbaken@wodonga.vic.gov.au