Food organics & garden organics (FOGO)

Recycle food scraps and garden waste

Recycle food scraps and garden waste

From 2023, what can and cannot go in your FOGO bin is changing! Find out more about the FOGO changes or check our complete A-Z guide.

Did you know that almost 40% of the general waste we produce is food? Prior to FOGO, we placed our food scraps in the red lid bin and send it to landfill.

The new FOGO waste collection service was introduced in Randwick City in March 2021. Our green lid FOGO bin, which stands for food organics and garden organics, help residents to recycle their food scraps along with garden waste in the one bin.

FOGO allow us to divert food waste from landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use the waste to create compost that can be used in farms, parks, sports fields or even in our own gardens.

Who would have thought that one small change - putting your food waste in the FOGO bin instead of your red bin – could have so many benefits?

We would like to give a big ‘thank you’ to our community who have embraced FOGO. Thanks to your efforts we are diverting an average of 1,200 tonnes of organic waste from landfill a month!

Are you new to our city and would like to know more about FOGO? Start here and check out FOGO FAQs

Are you a FOGO user and would like to learn some more tips on how to FOGO like pro? Jump to the Tips & Tricks page

To access a comprehensive list of what can and cannot go into the FOGO bin, visit FOGO A-Z

The first week of March marks the anniversary of Randwick City Council offering residents a FOGO waste service that diverts food and garden waste from landfill. Since FOGO started, residents have diverted more than 28,000 tonnes of FOGO waste from landfill, instead turning it into compost.

Last Updated: 1 March 2023
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