What is FOGO?

FOGO stands for Food Organics and Garden Organics.

FOGO is considered any food waste including fruit and vegetable scraps, processed food and leftovers from meals such as meat, fish, chicken, bread, egg, egg shells, dairy products, rice, pasta, coffee grounds and tea bags. Garden waste can include grass clippings, flowers, weeds, herbs, small branches and leaves. Paper towel, compostable plates, compostable bags and pizza boxes can also be disposed of through the green lid bin.

The introduction of the FOGO service in 2018 is as significant as the introduction of the kerbside recycling service in 1992 and the introduction of the green waste service in 1997.

Council received a grant from the NSW Environmental Trust under its 'Waste Less, Recycle More' initiative to the value of $1.03 million which assisted with the introduction of the Food Organic and Garden Organics service in the Wagga Wagga area.