The Sustainable future of Lockyer Valley
Queensland is moving toward a circular economy and the Queensland Government is committed to working with the resource recovery industry to harness the potential value of resources traditionally discarded and improve sustainability..
A circular economy can support Queensland Government commitments to create jobs in a strong economy, transition to a net zero waste and zero net emissions economy by 2050.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council is committed to reducing the volume of waste to landfill each year by running waste minimisation projects that support the State's move towards a circular economy.
Current projects underway;
- FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) Trial
The FOGO trial is operating across 52 weeks in selected areas of Gatton and Laidley. The FOGO system provides residents with more options for separating their waste with the aim to improve recovery rates, increase diversion from landfill and reduce costs of processing material. Organic waste diverted from landfill means less production of harmful greenhouse gas methane.