Anaerobic FOGO facilities extract the biogas from FOGO and use it to generate clean energy.
Food and garden waste, collectively known as FOGO, is one of the heaviest components of your general waste bin. Financially, food waste costs Australian households about $2,000 to $2,500 a year. Environmentally, FOGO sent to landfill can generate incredible amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Diverting FOGO from landfill offers plenty of benefits for our communities and surrounding environment. FOGO facilities like Cleanaway’s South East Organics Facility can sort, decontaminate and shred organic waste from businesses and residents into components perfect for composting facilities.
For many, one of the challenges with FOGO disposal is the smell. If you have a FOGO bin, keep it in the shade wherever possible. Layering your food waste between garden waste can also reduce the smell. If you have items like prawn shells and meat, freeze the waste (depending on space available) and put them in your bin only on collection day to prevent attracting scavengers.