Weekly FOGO trial and survey details

On Thursday, 7 September 2023, households, and businesses in Thursday’s collection zone began a 6-month trial in which the collection frequency of the FOGO (food organics and garden organics) bin and the landfill bin was swapped.

The intent of the trial is to identify and assess a wide range of matters, including community acceptance, logistical challenges, environmental outcomes, and economic value. We anticipated that providing a weekly green FOGO service would actively encourage the community to place more food waste in their FOGO bins (where it belongs) and increase the rate at which useful organic materials are diverted from landfill. Worldwide, reducing food waste is considered the third biggest action for reversing climate change.

The following survey will assist Council in assessing the FOGO trial outcomes as they relate to individual households and businesses and give you a chance to have your say.

All responses are treated as anonymous and confidential. Any individual contact details provided will be retained solely for the purpose of the survey prize draw. Please refer to the terms and conditions of the survey competition for additional information.

    What is your age group? *

    How many people are in your household? *

    How many people in your household use nappies? *

    Are you still participating in the Weekly FOGO trial? *

    Please fill out the Trial Participant Survey instead.

    If you chose to opt-out of the trial, please tell us why. (please type your detailed response below) *

    Is there any additional support that could have been provided for you to remain in the trial? (please type your detailed response below) *

    How satisfied were you with the kitchen caddy welcome pack and information provided about the trial? *

    What stood out to you the most in the information booklet? Did it offer any new insights or knowledge? (please type your detailed response below) *

    Do you have any suggestions for improvements in the welcome pack, information provided or the weekly FOGO trial service? (please type your detailed response below) *

    We offered extra bin capacity to large families (5+) and households with disposable nappies. Was this something you considered before opting out? *

    How many compostable bags does your household use per week? *

    Has the amount of food scraps, paper towels, tissues and compostable food packaging placed into your green FOGO bin *

    Has the amount of garden organics placed in your green FOGO bin *

    Has the amount of waste in your red lid bin *

    What items do you place in your red landfill bin? Have you experienced any barriers or challenges in diverting materials from your red landfill bin into your Green FOGO or Yellow Recycling bins? (please type your detailed response below) *

    Are there any other comments/testimonials you would like to share with us about the Weekly FOGO trial? (These may be shared anonymously. Please write your detailed response below) *

    Can we contact you if we need further information regarding your experience with the Weekly FOGO trial? *

    Thank you for completing the survey. If you would like to be entered into the draw for a chance to win one of 30 x $50 gift cards to spend at a local business in City of Prospect, please enter your contact details below.

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