FOGO Waste Warrior Program celebrates first collection
Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) initiative has made its way into our local schools, ensuring this important message is instilled in our youngest community members.
The FOGO Waste Warrior Educational Program commenced at the Gatton Primary School and Lockyer Valley Early Learning Centre in May, and today marked their very first collection.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Deputy Mayor and Portfolio Councillor for Waste, Cr Jason Cook took the opportunity to chat to the region’s Waste Warriors about all things recycling, including why they think it’s important to reduce the amount of waste that’s going to landfill.
“The Waste Warrior Program is all about starting discussions around diverting waste from landfill as early as possible.
“We want to play an active role in educating our local students about food waste and the circular economy, and this initiative is doing just that,” Cr Cook said.
The Waste Warrior Program includes twenty year 4, 5 and 6 students from the Gatton Primary School.
The six-week program will conclude at the end of August, with the school to receive processed FOGO to use in an allocated garden during the final week.
For further information, contact Council’s Waste Team on 0417 416 223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org