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FOGO finds a permanent home

Published 13 July 2021
After an incredible response from our community, the Elwood FOGO service is here to stay.

With the average household spending around $2,000 a year on food that ends up in landfill, it’s important for us to make small changes that have big impacts.

Starting in August last year, the Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) trial was rolled out to 500 households across Elwood, with each household receiving a new kerbside green bin and kitchen caddy for their food and garden waste.

We have seen such enthusiastic involvement and commitment from our Elwood residents over the past 11 months, and it is this dedication and feedback that have seen the FOGO trial be continued and made a permanent feature of our waste strategy.

This decision was made by Council as part of the Council Plan and Budget 2021/22 adoption at the Special Council Meeting on 23 June. Over the coming months we will use learnings from this trial to shape our ongoing FOGO service.

We are continuing to run our communal Food Organics (FO) recycling hubs at three locations for an initial trial period of six months, until November 2021 and we welcome your feedback.

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