FOGO's fabulous first year

Since the implementation of our Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service in May 2020, we’ve been blown away by the way Boroondara residents have embraced the changes to our waste separation and bin routines.

Since the implementation of our Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service in May 2020, we’ve been blown away by the way Boroondara residents have embraced the changes to our waste separation and bin routines.

One year on, and the results speak for themselves. Since the introduction of FOGO, around 200 tonnes of food and garden waste is now being redirected into FOGO bins each week that would have otherwise previously gone to landfill. In total, we now collect more than 600 tonnes of FOGO material weekly - the equivalent of 35 full waste trucks!

We celebrated our FOGO anniversary with a special community event in May, welcoming more than 200 residents and our special guest Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia to a fun-filled FOGO afternoon at Camberwell Primary School.

For more information, visit our FOGO page or call 9278 4444.

Key achievements

  • 68% of waste is now diverted from landfill
  • More than 48,000 households now using the FOGO kerbside service
  • More than 30,000 tonnes of FOGO material collected in one year
  • 39,500 FOGO bin collections per week