Welcome to FOGO!
What is FOGO and why do we need it?
FOGO stands for Food Organics Garden Organics. You are now able to place food waste into your existing green lid bin with your garden waste for it to be recycled into compost.
Currently 56 per cent of waste found in our average red lid garbage bin is food waste. When food waste breaks down in landfill it creates methane, a greenhouse gas which is 23 times more damaging to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
Removing food waste from residential garbage bins in Manningham will divert up to 20,000 tonnes per year from landfill – that’s enough waste to fill the outdoor pool at Aquarena 40 times.
This will help us move towards achieving our climate targets of net zero emissions by 2028 and net zero community emissions by 2035.
FOGO 'how to' videos
Watch our series of short instructional videos. They include simple and easy to follow tips to help you get started with your FOGO service.
How to get started and use your FOGO kitchen caddy
What can go into your FOGO bin?
Keeping your kitchen caddy clean and minimising smells
How FOGO will change your existing waste service
If you have an existing residential waste service, there will be four main changes:
Your existing green lid garden bin is your Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) bin.
If you don't have a FOGO bin, order a new one.
Your green lid FOGO bin is collected weekly (instead of fortnightly) to accommodate for the food waste that is no longer placed in your red lid garbage bin.
Your red lid garbage bin is collected fortnightly on the alternate week to your yellow lid recycling bin.
What can and cannot go in your FOGO bin
Find out exactly what can and cannot go in your FOGO bin by downloading this handy A to Z FOGO guide.