To support residents to use the new FOGO service a free kitchen caddy, compostable caddy liners and instructions will be delivered to each eligible household from March 2021. Click on 'Who will get a FOGO service?' on our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out if your household is eligible.
The caddy is a counter-top style bin with a lid and handle, to keep on your kitchen bench for collecting your food scraps.
To use your caddy, first find a convenient place to keep it, such as your kitchen benchtop. Insert a provided compostable liner into the caddy and start collecting your kitchen scraps inside - vegetable peel, meat scraps, eggshells etc. After 2-3 days, or once the liner is full, tie a knot to seal it, and place the liner and its contents in your FOGO kerbside bin (lime-green lid). Put out the FOGO bin for weekly collection on your normal bin day. Find out what day your bin is collected each week.
Once FOGO starts, you can continue to put garden waste into the lime-green lid kerbside bin, along with your food waste.
Where can I get more kitchen caddy liners?
The liners you receive with your kitchen caddy should last about one year. The City will continue to supply compostable liners annually.
If you choose to purchase your own liners, please make sure they feature the symbol below. It indicates the product is certified compostable under Australian Standards and will break down during the composting process, without leaving any toxic residue which could affect plants and earthworms. Compostable liners can be purchased at some hardware stores and supermarkets.
You can also line your caddy with newspaper or a paper bag, as an alternative, as paper will break down in the composting process, along with your FOGO waste.