Environment Matters Autumn/Winter 2023
Ready, set.. rollout! Ipswich’s green waste bins are now rolling out as: More and more households are signing up to this valuable kerbside collection. Each FOGO collection diverts food and garden organics from landfill and turns it into compost. TIPS FOR FOGO SUCCESS #1 Use a kitchen caddy that seals and store it in a cool dry place between meals, such as cupboard or fridge, to keep the flies at bay. Regularly give it a wash in warm soapy water. #2 Scrape your plate into your FOGO caddy! It can take all sorts of food scraps that wouldn’t be suitable for regular home composting such as meat scraps and bones, dairy and bread. #3 FOGO bins are currently collected fortnightly. Put ‘smelly’ scraps such as meat or seafood in a container in the fridge or freezer while you wait for collection day. #4 Products such as disposable cutlery, coffee cups and bags are increasingly becoming available in ‘compostable’ or ‘biodegradable’ options. However in Queensland these products are not suitable for FOGO processing. It’s best to have reuseable options such as a keep cup and travel cutlery set.
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