FOGO and the move to Zero Waste by 2050


Rockhampton Regional Council and the Queensland Government launched a trial food and/or garden collection service to pre-determined households across the Rockhampton Region in October 2021. The roll-out of the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) / Garden Organics (GO) trial is an action outlined in the Australian Government’s National Waste Policy. The Queensland Government’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy also supports the diversion of organic material from landfill.

As part of this trial, 750 selected households in the Rockhampton Region received either a new Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) bin or Garden Organics (GO) bin.

The FOGO and GO services were trialled for a 12-month period and the service has been continued to maintain and increase participation within the existing trial areas. 

FOGO Trial Facts:

  • 282 tonnes of organic waste have been diverted from landfill
  • Households with the GO service diverted 41% of their total household waste from landfill
  • Households with the FOGO service diverted 67% of their total household waste from landfill

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