Not all kerbside FOGO bins can accept the same kinds of food and kitchen waste. This difference is due to the availability of the facilities nearby.
When it comes to kerbside organics recycling, what can go into your bin can differ wildly from council to council, not to mention state to state. Not all Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) materials can go into your bin. Here’s what you should know about your kerbside FOGO bin:
Almost all FOGO bins will always accept grass clippings, small branches, and flowers in the kerbside organics bin. These can be placed as is in your bin, no bagging required. Be careful not to overfill your bin and that the lid can always be closed.
Not all FOGO are created equal
Not all kerbside FOGO bins can accept the same kinds of food and kitchen waste. This difference is due to the availability of the facilities nearby. Not all facilities are able to process food and kitchen waste, especially cooked food and bones.
What you can do
If you have access to a FOGO bin, always check with your council before placing food waste into the bin. If you cannot place food in your kerbside organics bin, look around in neighbourhood chats to find composting groups for your food waste.
Meal planning and making a list of groceries you need will also help you cut down on potential food waste. Across the supply to consumption chain, it is estimated that Australians waste around 7.6 million tonnes of food annually, the equal of 312kg per person. Planning both your meals and your grocery will help cut down on this.
Contact us to learn more about making a sustainable future together possible with your organics waste.