Sunday, May 26, 2024

Orange marks 10 years of FOGO

NSW

Orange City Council is celebrating more than 10 years since the introduction of the green-lid kerbside Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection.

The FOGO service offers residents a convenient way of disposing of food scraps and garden waste, which is turned into high-quality, low-cost compost they can purchase for their gardens.

From July to December last year the Orange FOGO service kept 3,856 tonnes of organic waste out of landfill.

Council Environmental Sustainability Committee Chair, Councillor David Mallard said Orange was the first regional council in NSW to introduce the service, in mid-2013.

“Keeping food and garden waste out of landfill reduces the production of greenhouse gases and saves valuable landfill space,” Cr Mallard said.

“Having access to the green-lid FOGO bin means we don’t have to put this valuable organic material in the red bin, taking the pressure off the general waste service, diverting resources from landfill and helping the environment at the same time.”

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