Keep your FOGO plastic-free

by Brighton Council

When filling your FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) bin, it’s important to know what you can put in it. Plastic contamination in FOGO bins has become an issue recently.

While plastic can sometimes be spotted before it’s emptied into the collection truck, it may also be hidden underneath other organic matter.

This results in the whole load of FOGO being contaminated and needing to be diverted to landfill, cancelling out everyone’s good work.

Remember, if it doesn’t rot or decompose, you can’t put it in a FOGO bin. Anything that can go in your recycling bin shouldn’t be in the FOGO bin.

This means NO to:

  • Plastics (not even biodegradable plastic bags)
  • Nappies
  • Fabric (e.g. clothing)
  • Dryer lint (it contains manmade fibres such as nylon, polyester etc)
  • Vacuum cleaner bag contents (will contain inorganic residue)
  • Hard waste or broken household items, like furniture or plates and cups
  • Plastic takeaway containers
  • Hazardous or contaminated waste, like asbestos
  • Thick branches

Please visit www.brighton.tas.gov.au/property/fogo/ for more information.

Love this

Close
Keep your FOGO plastic-free
Keep your FOGO plastic-free
Keep your FOGO plastic-free
Keep your FOGO plastic-free
Brighton Council embraces reconciliation
Brighton Council has been progressing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) under the Reconciliation Australia framework. A RAP is a structured approach to advancing reconciliation in Australia by making a public commitment as an organisation to reconciliation. There are three core pillars – Relationships, Respect and Opportunities.
New solar panels to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Next time you’re going past the Civic Centre, look up at the roof!
Keep your FOGO plastic-free
Keep your FOGO plastic-free
Keep your FOGO plastic-free
Keep your FOGO plastic-free
February – March 2024

Stay up to date with everything happening at the Brighton Community News.