FOGO collection will only be available for the following selected areas:
Trevallyn - All urban areas in Trevallyn from Bowen Ave and Reatta Road north to the Hydro Electric Commission reserve.
Riverside - All urban areas in Riverside up to the Junction of Rowsphorn Road and Ecclestone Road, and including New Ecclestone Road and north to Cormiston Creek.
Legana - All urban areas of Legana including Danbury Drive, Acropolis Drive, Kavala Street to Bridgenorth Road Junction and Stella Court. North to Bindaree Road and all areas adjacent to Freshwater Point Road, Beach Road and Nobelius Drive and West of the highway in Legana including Outreach Drive and Sunrise Drive. Collection area will NOT include Muddy Creek Road, Legana or further north. Collection area will NOT include Bridgenorth Road west of Kavala Street junction.
A detailed map of the areas in which the FOGO service is available can be found in this FOGO Map (711KB).
Why is FOGO NOT available in my area?
Council will introduce the voluntary FOGO service in the more densely populated suburbs of Trevallyn, Riverside and Legana. Depending on outcomes and success, Council will consider providing FOGO collection to all residential areas.
What is the cost for this service?
There will be an annual fee included on your Rates & Charges for the FOGO service of $95 (18/19 year). The fortnightly FOGO service includes a 240 litre wheelie bin, 7 litre kitchen caddy and a brochure with details on waste suitable for composting.
How many FOGO bins can I get?
One bin and one kitchen caddy per property.
Can I opt in to the FOGO service if I rent?
Yes, but you need to contact your landlord or real estate agent for them to arrange, as the annual fee goes onto the owner's Rates and Charges notice.
When do I put the FOGO bin out?
The FOGO bin is collected fortnightly on the alternate week of your waste and recycling bin. Place your bin out by 6am on the morning of collection.
How much can my bin weigh?
The maximum weight is 80kg. The mechanical arm on the collection vehicle cannot lift bins over this weight.
What happens if my bin is too heavy?
If your FOGO bin weighs over 80kg, it cannot be collected and you will receive a sticker on the bin or notice in your letterbox. Your options are to remove some organic material and wait two weeks until the next collection, or remove some organic material and contact Customer Service who may be able to arrange a second lift if the Contractors truck is still working in the area.
How can I keep my FOGO below 80kgs?
• Ensure grass clippings are not excessively wet, or alternatively, only partly fill your bin with wet grass clippings.
• Plan ahead, combine some heavier materials, and some lighter material.
• Give green leaves and other green material a chance to partly dry out in the sun.
• Follow the what can and can't go in the FOGO bin guide.
• Shake soil off all weeds and unwanted plants.
How do I register for this service?
Registrations will be available via the Council website, or if you are unable to register using the web, contact the council office at Riverside.
When will my FOGO Service commence?
Green Waste bins will begin being delivered in late June 2018 ready for the service to commence in the first week of July. If you register after the 15th of June, your bin will be delivered as soon as possible by the contractor.
Do I have to use the FOGO service?
No, participation is optional, but Council encourages residents to participate in the service as it has important environmental benefits.
I already compost my garden and food scraps so why do I need a FOGO bin?
FOGO allows you to easily dispose of a larger variety of organic waste than most residents would compost in a home composting system. Composting food waste at home attracts vermin, ants and odours. Commercial composting guarantees high grade compost with none of these problems for residents.