It’s ‘go’ for green from 1 July

Barossa Council

Our mandatory kerbside Food and Garden Organics (FOGO) green bin service will roll out across the council area in selected townships from 1 July, supported by a Green Industries Grant.

“As a Council we have an obligation to lead the way in responsible disposal of waste and the roll out of the FOGO bin service is an exciting step in the right direction,” said Mayor Bim Lange.

Redirecting waste that would otherwise end up in landfill into the organic waste stream enables it to be recovered and developed into fertile compost, soil and mulch products which are then utilised for broad acre farming, greenhouses, in vineyards and domestic gardens.

The cost of disposing of waste through the organic waste stream is also significantly less than through landfill, with the potential for savings of almost $46,000 annually across the council area on the Landfill Levy.

Residents may be surprised to learn that more than just garden waste can go into their FOGO bin – food scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, pet waste, sawdust, shredded paper and even last night’s pizza box!

– Mayor Lange

The service will be introduced in Angaston, Lyndoch, Mount Pleasant, Nuriootpa, Penrice, Springton, Stockwell, Tanunda and Williamstown.

Within these townships households which do not currently have a FOGO bin will be supplied a 240 litre kerbside bin and an 8 litre kitchen caddy, delivered by Council’s waste contactor Solo Resource Recovery, from 26 June onward.

In an effort to further reduce, reuse and recycle, residents who do not wish to use the supplied kitchen caddy may return it (unused) to any Council branch location.

Service collection will begin from the week commencing 5 July with the collection day aligning to resident’s general (red lid) waste service, on alternate weeks to the recycling (yellow lid) waste service.

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