FOGO and the move to Zero Waste by 2050

Why FOGO? Because it's good for our local environment!

Putting organic waste in the landfill is one of Council’s biggest generator of greenhouse gases, so it makes perfect sense to divert it away from landfill and turn it into compost. This compost can then be used to improve local soils and benefit local farmers.

So a big shout out to our FOGO Trial households.

In 9 months:
  • You have diverted a total of 225 tonnes of organic waste from landfill, the carbon equivalent of the total annual carbon emissions from 15 households.

  • Households with the GO service have diverted 36% of their total household waste from landfill

  • Households with the FOGO service have diverted 70% of their total household waste from landfill.

All of this organic material has been processed into professionally treated compost by Gracemere based business NuGrow, and is already being used by local agricultural and landscaping businesses.

Following a mid-trial survey across our three trial areas, we have identified a few reminders below that will help make your FOGO experience a little easier and will have a positive effect on the success of the trial.