From 1 July 2020, residents will be able to include food scraps in their fortnightly food and garden waste bin.
The following items can be placed in your food and garden waste bin:
The following items cannot be composted at the composting facility. Please ensure they do not end up in your food and garden waste bin.
In the City of Whittlesea, the average garbage bin contains over 40% food waste. This ends up in landfill, producing harmful greenhouse gases.
By putting food scraps in the food and garden waste bin, we can reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill and turn food scraps into valuable compost material. Food waste is easy to keep out of landfill. FOGO is part of a plan to improve the way we manage waste. This will not only benefit the environment but also save money on landfill levies that are passed on to Council by the State Government.
Find out all you need to know about food waste recycling.