Miles Government Invests $9 Million for a Greener Ipswich: A Waste Management Boost

We are excited to share the news of a significant investment by the Queensland Government, amounting to more than $9 million, dedicated to enhancing waste services and management in the Ipswich local government area. This initiative reflects a commitment to fostering a more sustainable and environmentally conscious community.

A major portion of this funding, exceeding $7 million, will facilitate the roll-out of the Food Organic and Garden Organic (FOGO) waste collection program. Following a successful trial in the area during 2021/22, this investment will bring about 68,000 lime-green organics kerbside bins and 96,000 kitchen caddies to support the efficient collection of organic waste.

Funds will be allocated to support Ipswich City Council in addressing odour issues associated with waste management. The Council will be empowered to transport collected organic materials to state-of-the-art facilities that adhere to Queensland Government best practice guidelines.

This financial commitment is part of a broader $151 million initiative aimed at assisting councils across Queensland in implementing FOGO waste collection services. By taking these strides toward organics collection, we not only align ourselves with state and national resource recovery targets but also significantly contribute to reducing waste sent to landfills, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and generating new employment opportunities.

For more information please visit the Queensland Government media statement.