West Tamar Council commenced a FOGO kerbside collection in July, 2018.
FOGO stands for Food Organics and Garden Organics. The FOGO kerbside collection gathers discarded food and garden waste which includes cooked or uncooked fruit and vegetables, lawn clippings, weeds, and garden leaves.
A FOGO service is beneficial to dispose of large quantities of green waste, particularly during spring and autumn, recycling organic waste to produce a high quality saleable compost. The collection of FOGO material also reduces the amount of waste going to landfill, and the production of Methane Gas which is around 25 times more damaging to the atmosphere than the same amount of CO2. Composting only produces a small amount of CO2.
FOGO collection is currently available in 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).
There will be an annual fee included on your Rates & Charges for the FOGO service of $98 (19/20 year pro rata) should you elect to participate. The fortnightly FOGO service includes a 240 litre wheelie bin, 7 litre kitchen caddy, and a brochure with details on wastes suitable for composting.
For more information please see FAQ.
To register please complete and submit the form below.
Please lodge an expression of interest if you'd like Council to consider extending the FOGO Service to your area in the future.
Please allow up to 30 seconds for confirmation of submission and you will see a green confirmation message at the bottom of the screen - Please do not press submit multiple times!