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Starting July – September 2022 your green FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) bin will be collected weekly and your red landfill bin fortnightly. Your yellow recycling bin collection will remain the same.
The rollout of the Weekly FOGO will be a staged across bin collection days:
- Monday collections – starting 4 July
- Tuesday collections – starting 2 August
- Wednesday collections – starting 3 August
- Thursday collections – starting 1 September
- Friday collections – starting 2 September
What about nappies?
Some products including nappies and other hygiene products cannot be recycled or turned into compost and still must be put into your landfill bin.
A nappy trial undertaken in Lake Macquarie City Council found that the average odour of a landfill bin with nappy waste for a week was approximately the same as the average odour rating of a nappy bin at the end of the fortnight.
The number of nappies in the bin also did not have a significant effect on the odour rating of the bin.
Wrapping soiled nappies in at least one nappy bag and keeping the bin out of the sun both help in managing odours.
Request to Return to Old Service
While we strongly encourage households to give weekly FOGO a go, participation is voluntary.
If you would like to return to the old service and have your red landfill bin collected weekly and your green FOGO bin collected fortnightly, simply fill in the form below.
You can return to the old service by completing the below form at any time, so why not give weekly FOGO a go first, and see if it works for you?