FOGO Trial Survey Results

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Introduction

IRIS Research was commissioned by Wollongong City Council to conduct a waste management survey of residents before the collection trial of the Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO).

A telephone based survey was used to collect 242 responses from residents of the trial suburbs including Austinmer, Cordeaux heights and Warrawong. In addition, 543 paper based responses were collected and included in the sample, bringing the total number of responses to 785.

Description

Austinmer

Cordeax Heights

Warrawong

Total

Number of households in the trial

545

493

562

1600

Completed telephone surveys

92

92

58

242

Returned paper surveys

239

184

120

543

Invalid paper surveys

25

34

36

95

Total number of residents engaged

358

349

242

949


Key Findings





  • Households are aware that fruit and vegetables and grass clippings, leaves and small branches are considered organic waste. Other types of organic waste require further action to raise awareness.
  • Most households (51%) currently deal with organic waste by combining it with other waste in the red lidded bin.
  • Households with larger red bins tend to fill them up more than those with smaller bins.
  • Eighty-three percent (83%) of respondents consider reducing landfill as “very important”.
  • In total, 89% of respondents approve of the FOGO system.
  • Ninety-one percent (91%) would use the proposed kitchen caddy.
  • Ninety percent (90%) would use the proposed compostable bin liners.
  • Community education on waste reduction and leading the community on sustainability issues are the methods of reducing landfill with the highest level of support.