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All Australian households to get a new bin


Households across Australia are set to receive another bin in a bid to further separate different forms of waste. 

Known as FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics), the green bin may be strictly reserved for garden organics, or also allow food organics which are then composted, depending on which part of the country you live.

Unlike your average compost bin, all foods can be placed into the green-top bins, including meat and bones. 

The new bin comes in addition to the red and yellow bins commonplace across Australia,  which are for household waste and and glass bottles respectively.  

The federal government has committed to providing all households with a FOGO bin by 2023 – but the rollout so far has been slow, with the responsibility left in the hands of local councils. 

For most councils in NSW, food waste can only be placed into the red-lid bins which are directed to landfill. 

Randwick City Council in Sydney’s east, set the tone after introducing the FOGO bins in March last…



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