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FOGO - what to put in my green bin?

Green lid (Fogo) bins are collected weekly if you are on a collection route.

Here in the Bega Valley, we are so lucky to have a FOGO service to recycle our food and garden organics into compost for our residents and businesses.

What you CAN put in your green (Fogo) bin!

Image with the word yes with a big tick next to it.Green Fogo bin.

  • Food waste (cooked or raw)
  • Fruit, vegetables and peel
  • Garden prunes, grass clippings, weeds, leaves and flowers
  • Food soiled paper/cardboard
  • Meat (including bones)
  • Seafood (prawn heads, oyster shells, fish bones)
  • Dairy
  • Eggshells
  • Tissues, paper towel, paper napkins
  • Takeaway food (no plastic containers please but pizza boxes are okay)
  • Tea bags and coffee grinds (no coffee PODS please)
  • Baking paper
  • Vacuum cleaner dust
  • Animal droppings and kitty litter.

FOGO is not just about choosing the right bin, it’s about changing the way we think about waste… Find out more


What you CAN'T put in your green (Fogo) bin!

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  • Plastic bags, cling wrap, plant pots or trays or any other hard or soft plastic
  • Glass bottles or jars
  • Treated wood, building rubble such as concrete and bricks
  • All metal including tins and cans
  • Food packaging (except certified compostable packaging)
  • Nappies, medical waste or anything unsafe


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