Keeping food and green waste out of landfill: a new guide for councils

On Thursday 27 September, MWRRG CEO Rob Millard officially launched Introducing a kerbside food and garden organics collection service – A guide for local government

About 30 guests from state and local government and industry joined us at the Pentridge Community Garden, where compost provided by the Back to Earth Initiative is being used to help their garden thrive.

The comprehensive guide brings together the latest research, modelling and case studies to help councils provide a high-performing and cost-effective food and garden organics (FOGO) service.

The easy to use interactive PDF has been published on our website. It has been designed for easy navigation and access to specific tools at different stages of planning and implementing the service.

It is divided into handy sections ranging from Stage 1 which is about understanding the case for change, to Stage 6 which provides advice on how to monitor and improve the service once it’s implemented.

The guide is a major piece of work that has taken more than 12 months to develop with the generous input of knowledgeable individuals from councils, state government and industry, many of whom came together as part of an advisory group.  

Throughout 2018-19 we will be providing training to council staff to support the information provided in the guide. This training is designed to suit the needs of councils at different stages of planning and implementing a FOGO service.

For more information and to download the guide visit 

Image: (From left to right) Richard Brown (West Brunswick Community Garden), Rob Millard (CEO, MWRRG), Natalie Ryan (Pentridge Community Garden), Mayor John Kavanagh (City of Moreland). 


Last updated: 20/05/2019