FOGO is a go-go! 

The City’s residential kerbside bin service will be adapted to become a FOGO service from January 2020!
Okay, but what is FOGO?
Food Organics & Garden Organics.
How does it work? 
When the FOGO service starts residents will place food scraps in with garden waste in their green waste bin which will be collected for processing into compost.

What will I receive? 
Households will receive a free kitchen caddy and a supply of compostable liners as well as bin stickers and information material to help separate out food scraps ready for the composting service.

Why is this different to my own compost?
FOGO includes meat and bones, bread and pastas, coffee grounds, dirty pizza boxes and tissues, as well as garden waste! 

What if I have a large family, or live in a unit complex?
Consideration will be given to residents with particular needs and additional options will be determined in consultation with relevant community groups, agencies and City staff.

Bin Breakdown!
Bin | 
Green Lid
Collected | Fortnightly 
Contents | Food Organics & Garden Organics (FOGO)

Bin | 
Red or Blue Lid
Collected | Fortnightly 
Contents | General Waste (Landfill)

Bin | 
Yellow Lid
Collected | Fortnightly 
Contents | Recycling 

This is great, but why?
The impact of food waste in landfill includes the production of greenhouse gases; collecting food waste for composting could potentially divert more than 2,300 tonnes of waste from Albany’s landfill per annum and put valuable nutrients back into local soils.

If you require further information at this stage please contact 6820 3000 or email