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Intro to FOGO

City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull introduces the FOGO waste service.

View the 'Let's go FOGO' presentation (PDF  1,873KB) which provides an introduction to FOGO for residents. 

What is FOGO?

FOGO stands for Food Organics Garden Organics. It refers to the weekly collection and processing of food scraps, organic garden material, and other compostable items such as animal droppings and paper products with food oil (e.g. pizza boxes).

Right now, most of us have lime-green lid garden organics kerbside bins for garden waste only. Once the FOGO waste system starts, you will be able to place food organics and other compostable items into this bin, along with your garden waste. The contents of your FOGO bin will be turned into compost, instead of valuable food waste being taken to landfill.

Why are we moving to FOGO?

The less we send to landfill, the better for our environment. Right now, up to half the contents of our red lid general waste bin is organic material that ends up in landfill. Under the FOGO system, we can divert this organic material from landfill and turn it into compost. This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make a positive and lasting impact on our environment.

The WA State Government requires all local governments in Perth and Peel to move to FOGO by 2025. The City's early adoption of FOGO is part of our ongoing commitment to reduce waste and reduce greenhouse gases. Reducing the amount sent to landfill will also help minimise future landfill charges for disposal of organic waste.

When will FOGO start?

We will deliver you a kitchen caddy from March 2021 to help you separate food waste in your kitchen. The caddy is a counter-top style bin with a lid and handle, to keep on your kitchen bench for collecting your food scraps.

When you receive your new kitchen caddy, it's your signal that FOGO has started and you can commence putting food scraps into your FOGO kerbside bin along with your garden waste. No changes are needed until this time. To help ensure a smooth transition for everyone your caddy will include a year's supply of compostable liners along with information, tips, stickers and fridge magnets.

To use your caddy, insert a provided compostable liner and start putting your kitchen scraps in there - vegetable peel, meat scraps, eggshells etc. After 2-3 days, or once the liner is full, tie a knot in the top to seal it and transfer the liner and its contents into your FOGO bin for weekly collection on your normal bin day.  

Find out more

  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions
  • Email fogo@bayswater.wa.gov.au
  • Phone the City's waste education officers on 9272 0964
  • Register here to attend a drop-in session or presentation. These will cover: how the FOGO system will help the environment, how the move to FOGO will work, how to use your kitchen caddy, what goes in your FOGO bin and other kerbside bins, and will provide opportunities for your questions to be answered. 

Play the FOGO sorting game

Visit the Recycle Right website to play the game.

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