Your Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) service is now just a few months away and we want to help you get ready to FOGO.
From July you will be able to place food waste into your existing green lid bin with your garden waste for it to be recycled into compost. You won’t need a new bin, once FOGO starts, your current green lid garden bin will become your FOGO bin.
Going FOGO and removing food waste from red lid garbage bins in Manningham is a great way we can all reduce our emissions and divert waste away from landfill. Once FOGO starts your green lid FOGO bin will be collected weekly and your red lid garbage bin will be collected fortnightly.
What can go in your green lid FOGO bin
If you can eat it or it grew in the ground it will be able to go in your green lid FOGO bin from July.
|Fruit and vegetables||Meat and bones|
|Eggs and dairy||Seafood|
|Bread, pasta, rice and cereal||Loose tea leaves and coffee grounds|
|Food scraps and leftovers||Tissues, paper towel and shredded paper|
|Garden waste||Compostable lime green bags only. Must be labelled AS 4736|
You cannot place tea bags, food packaging, biodegradable products, clam and oyster shells, animal waste or cat litter into your green lid FOGO bin.
Why we're excited for FOGO
“FOGO will mean we can do even more composting. At the moment we have more food waste than we can compost ourselves so we’re excited to get started. It’s a great opportunity for kids to get involved and learn to be waste conscious from an early age. It will be fantastic for everyone to embrace the change and think about our future.”
Fi, Templestowe Lower
“FOGO will be a great sustainable composting option for all of us at home. It will be good for reducing food waste locally and for the environment. Having the FOGO kitchen caddy will really help our household and stop food going into the rubbish bin.”
Yicheng, Doncaster East
“The less we send to landfill the better; FOGO will be fantastic for all of our kitchen scraps. We already have a worm farm, which is great and easy for vegetable scraps, and are looking forward to FOGO starting in July. It’s an easy change to make and will be great for everyone to get involved.”
Mary, Doncaster East
"Knowing that our food scraps are being recycled and not going into landfill will be great. FOGO is an excellent, proactive initiative for our environment and the future. Our future generations are really dependent on what we can change now so it will be great to get started in Manningham."