Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) is a kerbside collection service that all Council’s in NSW must implement by 2030, allowing for food scraps to be added to your green kerbside bin.
When we introduce FOGO to Singleton, there may be a change to the kerbside collection service.
The size and number of bins collected from households each week will remain the same, though green bins will be collected weekly, and red (general waste) and yellow (recycling) collected fortnightly. Residents will have the option to opt-in to a weekly red bin collection, but this will incur a small additional service charge.
About a quarter of the waste placed in red (general waste) kerbside bins are food scraps, which can be recycled into compost.
Councils in NSW are bound by the NSW Government waste target of diverting 80% of waste from landfill. Currently, Singleton is achieving 36% diversion across green and yellow kerbside bins, which will increase to approximately 60% upon the successful implementation of FOGO.