Green lid FOGO bin

Recycle food scraps and garden waste

Here, you'll find out what you can and cannot put in your 240 litre green lid FOGO bin.

Where can I get more information about FOGO?

What CAN go in my green lid FOGO bin?

Your green FOGO bin is for materials such as:

  • Garden waste – flowers, leaves, grass clippings, prunings, etc.
  • Food waste – leftovers, bread, vegetable scraps, bones, milk, cheese, etc.

What CANNOT go in my green lid FOGO bin?

The following items should not be placed in your green lid garden organics bin:

What should I do if I have too much garden waste to fit in my bin?

To avoid spillage, it's best not to overfill your bin. If you have extra garden waste, you can book a clean-up by calling Council on 1 300 722 542. The green FOGO bin is collected every week so you can store some and place in the bin for collection next time.

How should I present my bin for collection?

To help ensure your bin collection runs smoothly and enable our drivers to pick up, empty and replace your bins safely, it's important to:

  • Put bins on the kerbside the night before or by 5.30am on the collection day
  • Position the bin with the handles facing your residence
  • Leave at least a 30cm gap between your bins
  • Leave at least one metre between your bin and any obstructions (such as trees, cars or poles)
  • Not overfill your bin
  • Ensure the bin lid is shut to avoid spills and to protect it from bugs and animals.
Bins should be returned to your property as soon as possible and not left on the kerb or on the road after collection. Bins that are placed on the road pose a risk for drivers and pedestrians and disrupt traffic.

How do I replace a damaged part or lost bin?

Fill out our online Report a damaged or lost bin form. You can also call us on 9093 6000 or 1300 722 542 from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Or please visit our rubbish or recycling problem section for other waste issues.

Last Updated: 9 December 2022
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