Your organics bin is now referred to as a Food and Organics bin.
You can now recycle both food and garden waste in this bin, which will allows you to:
- Free up space in your garbage bin;
- turn waste into compost; and
- stop food ending up in landfill.
On average, your garbage bin contains 50% of food waste.
If every household in Hume composted or put their food waste into their organics bin instead of their garbage bin, we could save over 27,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill every year. This is equivalent to 2,500 garbage trucks.
Add FOGO to your bin service
A caddy makes it easy to collect food scraps as you prepare meals and clean up leftovers.
- Place the caddy on your kitchen benchtop and
- once it is full, you empty it into your Food and Organics bin.
Please do not use any bags or liners to wrap food scraps, including compostable or biodegradable bags as they cannot be processed through our facilities and will end up in landfill.
Order your caddy
Please note the link above to order your caddy is currently down. We are working to resolve this issue, and hope to have it back up and running in the next 24 hours. Thank you for your patience.
What goes in your FOGO bin?
One way to think about it is - if it didn't live or grow, it isn't FOGO.
- All food leftovers (including meat and seafood)
- Garden organics (including grass and small cuttings)
FOGO bin contents will be composted, so you can also put small amounts of paper in (such as used kitchen paper towels). It is essential to keep all plastic, aluminium, glass and anything labelled ‘biodegradable’ out of the FOGO bin.
More information on FOGO do's and don'ts